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Shoreham is a town south of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia in the southern Mornington Peninsula region on the Western Port. Its local government area is the Shire of Mornington Peninsula. It is a coastal recreation resort notable for its pine-covered cliffs and foreshore reserve. At the 2011 census, Shoreham had a population of 434.
Shoreham began as a port for timber exports from the surrounding area. Early reports of the area suggested the region was "thick with honeysuckle and sheoak" and early settlers in the Balnarring and Hastings region were involved in wattle bark stripping and cutting piles and sleepers for shipping to Melbourne via the town. Shoreham Post Office opened on 1 October 1881.
Shoreham today is a small coastal town containing a Post Office, general store, tennis courts, community hall and CFA, while the area contains picnic and barbecue facilities, a boat ramp and various accommodation options such as B&Bs, caravan parks and camping sites.
Shoreham has always been a place where artists have resided. Several homes bear testimony to their work. There is iron work by Matcham Skipper and frescos by Clifton Pugh.
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