St Leonards is situated in between Portarlington to the north-west and Queenscliff to the south.

Known for its laid back seaside lifestyle, it is approximately a 10 minute drive from Drysdale, 12 minutes to Portarlington and 15 minutes to Queenscliff/Point Lonsdale. Sorrento is approximately an hour away (via ferry), while Melbourne is 90 minutes via car or ferry.

Major construction work on the Drysdale Bypass is expected to commence in September 2018 and completed by mid-2020, which will further reduce travel times to Geelong and Melbourne.