Merricks and Merricks Beach

Merricks is a rural locality on the Mornington Peninsula, overlooking Western Port Bay and facing Phillip Island. It is 13 km south-west of Hastings and 65 km south of Melbourne.

In 1840 Henry and Alfred Meyrick took up the Coolort (later Coolart) pastoral run which extended west from Crib Point. It appears that the expression ‘going down to Meyrick’s’ became the basis for the later place name, with a slight change of spelling.

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