lighthouse1 Cape Schanck Lighthouse

I spent Saturday night in the 19th century assistant lighthouse keeper’s cottage (now the museum cottage) in the grounds of the Cape Schanck Lighthouse on the southern tip of the Mornington Peninsula.

lighthouse2 Cape Schanck Lighthouse

You can stay there in any of three cottages if you want a unique and beautiful experience that reminds you what the world outside the city and the 21st century is like – absolute silence and almost total darkness at night, with the close but subtle sound of the waves crashing onto the rocks 80 metres below.

lighthouse3 Cape Schanck Lighthouse

The cottage was cosy and comfortable though basic – a 19th century cottage that last saw a renovation in the 1940s. The experience was wonderful – being alone in the grounds and walking around the lighthouse and watching the ocean at night was remarkable and something I highly recommend.

lighthouse4 Cape Schanck Lighthouse

Cape Schanck Lighthouse

One thought on “Cape Schanck Lighthouse

  • 20 October 2011 at 11:42 am

    When you catch it at the right time, Cape Schanck is glorious. Being able to have private access to the grounds after the gates close to the public makes staying overnight at the lighthouse just that much more special. Hope you get a chance to come back. Thanks for posting about us.


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