Rye is a seaside resort town that lies between Rosebud and Sorrento on the Mornington Peninsula. Rye was proclaimed a town on 26 February 1861. The town was originally known for lime burning, wood-cutting and fishing industries, but before that the Boonwurrang people used the shallow waters for fishing shellfish and blue muscles. It is said that the first aboriginal bloodshed in Victoria happened along the Mornington Peninsula.

Rye Front Beach at sunrise

Sunrise at Rye front beach on the Mornington Peninsula

When visiting Rye or anywhere along the Mornington Peninsula, it is easy to see why people wanted to settle there. Like many coastal towns in Australia, Rye offers breathtaking views, especially at sunrise and sunset. It is rich in bird and marine life and the locals ain’t a bad bunch either.  Rye is one of my favorite places to take international or interstate visitors. In the warmer months, it offers a bustling nightlife with great food and live music. Baha in rye is a must if you’re in the search for good food and live music.

Rye Pier at sunrise

Sunrise at Rye Pier on the Mornington Peninsula

Rye Pier is an L-shaped pier of approximately 500 meters. It was built in approximately 1860 to service the lime trade. Now it is mainly used by tourists and locals for walks, fishing, and swimming.

Rye Pier at sunrise

Sunrise at Rye Pier on the Mornington Peninsula

If you’re ever in Rye make sure to stick around for the sunset.

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