Cheviot Beach on the southern end of the Mornington Peninsula is about 2 hours from Melbourne, Victoria. It was named after the SS Cheviot which broke up and sank nearby with the loss of 35 lives on 20 October 1887. On 17 December 1967, Prime Minister Harold Holt disappeared, and was presumed drowned, while swimming at the beach. He was last seen in the ocean and was then dragged under a wave, never to be seen again. His body was never found.