Drysdale today retains some of its former rural character but has also become popular with commuters. This change in the population has encouraged extensions of the relatively large shopping centre.
McLeod's Water Holes, Lake Lorne, and golf courses at Curlewis and Clifton Springs give visitors plenty to see and do. The Bellarine Peninsula Railway that runs to Queenscliff now terminates at Drysdale.
Drysdale offers easy access to both Geelong and the principal resort towns of the Bellarine Peninsula.