Frankston, Victoria, Australia
The city of Frankston is a fairly substantial city which has become part of metropolitan Melbourne. Frankston is located on the eastern shore of Port Phillip Bay and is set against Olivers Hill, 40 km south of the city centre via the Nepean Highway. Described as the 'Gateway to the Mornington Peninsula', Frankston lies at the northern end of that enormous promontory on the eastern shore of Port Phillip Bay. Frankston boasts 7 km of beaches and coastal habitat, bushlands, historic buildings, theatres, galleries, restaurants, nightclubs, indoor climbing, golf, tenpin bowling, botanic gardens, a pier and all manner of aquatic opportunities such as swimming, fishing, waterskiing and yachting. Kananook Creek is another attractive element of the foreshore area. This combination of ocean frontage and proximity has made Frankston a desirable commuter suburb for the state capital.