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Balnarring Beach

Balnarring Beach is a town in Victoria, Australia, 2 km south of Balnarring.

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  • Area:0.801 km2
  • Elevation:12 m
  • Population:418
  • Local Government Area:Mornington Peninsula Shire Council

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Balnarring Beach is a town in Victoria, Australia, 2 km south of Balnarring. Its local government area is the Shire of Mornington Peninsula and at the 2016 Census, Balnarring Beach had a population of 418. In 2006 it was rated by the Keep Australia Beautiful Council as 'Australia's Cleanest Beach', out of 317 beaches in five states.It was previously known as Tulum Beach. # History The township was first gazetted in 1886, in a street configuration quite different to what exists today. The beach first began to attract holidaymakers in the 1910s, and beach stores and kiosks commenced operations, serving both day-trippers and campers. The Harley-Davidson Motorcycle Club set up base here after their formation in 1924. During World War II, businesses were sustained by servicemen training at Somers. In 1944, a mobile library operated from a private home for the Flinders Shire by Wally Turner. Balnarring Beach Post Office opened on 1 July 1947 and closed in 1978. In 1960 the yacht club was given permission to erect a winch and slipway and build a clubhouse. # Weather # Things to do

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