Frankston is a town 40km from Melbourne on the edge of Port Phillip Bay often referred to as the "Gateway to the Mornington Peninsula". Frankston is where the electric train line terminates. If you are a backpacker heading to the Mornington Peninsula, French Island or Phillip Island chances are your going to go through Frankston. It has a beautiful beach, many restaurants, bars and shops.
Frankston is home to several festivals;
Waterfront Festival in January.
Ventana Fiesta, a Latin American, Portuguese and Spanish festival in March.
Pets Day Out in October.
Festival of Lights in late November.
A Sand Sculpting display runs from December to April.
George Pentland Botanic Gardens, Williams Street, Frankston. November to March 7am-9pm April to October 7am-6pm. edit
McClelland Gallery & Sculpture Park, 360 - 390 McClelland Drive, Langwarrin, ☎ +61 3 9789 1671 (email@example.com), . Tuesday to Sunday 10am-5pm Closed on Mondays and some Public Holidays. edit
Seaford Skate Park, 50R Railway Parade, Seaford. edit
Seaford BMX Racing Track, Old Wells Road, Seaford. edit
Barefoot Bowls, Cnr Yuille & William Streets Frankston South, ☎ +61 3 9783 2877. Every Friday Night at 6.00pm [weather permitting] until dusk, during daylight savings. It’s a fun night for families and a sausage sizzle is included$8.00 per adult and $2.00 for children. edit
Shakespeare's Tavern, 101 Young Street, Frankston, ☎ +61 3 9781 2266 (firstname.lastname@example.org). Lunch & Dinner 7 days a week. Live Music Thurs, Fri, Sat and Sun nights. Artwork from local artists on display.edit
Strike Bowling Bar, Wells St, Frankston, ☎ 1300 787 453, . 10am-late. Ten Pin Bowling. Thursday's Drink 2 Bowl deal offers a free game with any drink purchased.edit
Frankston has a reputation for being one of the least safest suburbs in Greater Melbourne. This reputation is created by the cheap housing and drug abusing around areas such as the train station and North Frankston.