Portarlington is a lovely coastal town on the Bellarine Peninsula just 28 kilometres from Geelong. Surrounded by olive groves and vineyards Portarlington boasts superb views across Port Phillip Bay to Victoria's capital city of Melbourne. The current population is approximately 3,800 people which has grown gradually since the first dwelling was bulit in 1850. There are a number of pet friendly accommodation venues to choose from with most being holiday homes.

Well known for excellent fishing, Portarlington includes a very popular pier where you can catch a ferry that heads to and from Melbourne on a regular basis. It is also popular with anglers. Other popular tourist attractions include the museum at Portarlington Mill, the rotunda in the main commercial area and the Portarlington Miniature Railway which runs every Sunday, and also Wednesdays during School Holidays.

There are annual activities that attract visitors and some of these include being part of the Bay Cycling Classic early in the New Year, the Mussel Festival in mid January, the Portarlington Agricultural Show every March, the Portarlington Triathlon in late summer, the Celtic Festival which features folk music, dancing and cultural activities is held mid year and there is a market on the first Saturday of each month. There is also a carnival over the summer school holidays every year.

Portarlington boasts a number of excellent places to dine out with restaurants, the Hotel, plus the Lawn Bowling Club and Golf Club. Pet friendly accommodation includes pet friendly holiday homes, bed and breakfasts, motels and caravan parks. Pet services in Portarlington, other than the pet friendly accommodation options, include pet food supplies, pet friendly dining venues, vets, horse riding opportunities, dog grooming and washing services, pet minding and dog walking businesses, pet insurance agents, boarding kennels and catteries and pet and animal transport operators.
Portarlington is a lovely place to visit and, due to its coastal location and its proximity to Melbourne and Geelong, is a bustling town over the warmer months. Take a look through the pet friendly accommodation options and place a booking as soon as you can. The locals are extremely welcoming to visitors and a Portarlington experience will give you some very happy lasting memories.

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