Safety Beach takes its name from the calm and shallow waters of Dromana Bay, which makes it an ideal spot for children. There is a small jetty on the coast, while the coastal road of Marina Drive separates housing and commercial areas from the foreshore and the beach. Safety Beach is a particularly scenic spot, with views to the peak of Mount Martha in the north and to Arthurs Seat in the south.
Currently under construction in Safety Beach is the Martha Cove Development. Up-market residential properties, commercial outlets and a 600 berth marina are being built around the large network of man-made inland channels. One of the striking features of the marina development is the tunnelling of the coastal road of Marine Parade under the canal linking the marina with Port Phillip, in order to allow yachts and water craft of any height to enter the development.
The Safety Beach Country Club is a resort-style golf course that surrounds a residential estate in the east. Landscaped to a tropical theme, the 18 hole course features a restaurant, tennis courts, palm trees and several lakes.