Shoreham is located on the eastern side of the Mornington Peninsula on Western Port in Victoria, Australia. It is a coastal village of about 450 houses in a rural setting, with permanent and holiday residents. The Shoreham village precinct lies along Byrnes and Cliff Roads and includes the Shoreham Hall (the old Shoreham school) the tennis club, the fire station, the former general store, the post office, the old post office, six World War I memorials forming an Avenue of Honour and eight residential properties.
Shoreham village was one of the many small villages established on the Mornington Peninsula during the nineteenth century as service centres and which then developed during the twentieth century as holiday resorts.
The earliest settlement of Shoreham centred around the permanent water and sheltered cove where Stony Creek enters Western Port. To the east of the Shoreham village are the more recent housing estates of Point Leo Views and Coryule.
Shoreham is more than just the areas of denser housing near the coast. The Shoreham Foreshore Reserve extends for a little over 2 kilometres along the coast and includes family and surf beaches, sand dunes, cliffs, fern gullies, coastal woodland communities, walking trails, a camping area and a public car park.
Moving away from the coast, the fertile undulating countryside of the hinterland extends as far north as Shands Road, bordering the Red Hill area. This is a landscape of broader acreages devoted mainly to either vines or to pasture for cattle and horses. From many vantage points there are some stunning views across Western Port to Philip Island - in any season and in any weather.