Five Favourite Melbourne Beaches
Get out of the hustle and bustle of the Melbourne CBD this summer and visit one of the many beautiful beaches scattered along the coastline! Here’s our five favourite Melbourne beaches for those who want to get out and make the most of the warm weather and sunshine!
- St. Kilda Beach
One of Melbourne’s more well-known beaches, St. Kilda Beach is as beautiful as it is iconic. A great spot for both tourists and locals alike, the shore is lined with palm trees, a broadwalk and a walking/cycling path that will also take you along to Elwood Beach. St. Kilda Beach is easily accessible by public transport, with trams 3a, 16 and 96 stopping just across the road! Want to do more than just soak up the summer sun? Luna Park and the bustling food scene on Fitzroy Street are both a short walk away.
- Elwood Beach
If you follow the walking and cycling trails along St. Kilda Beach you will come along the beautiful Elwood Beach. A great spot for a BBQ and a picnic, Elwood Beach is perfect for gathering around with friends and family for a weekend lunch.
- Port Melbourne, South Melbourne and Middle Park Beach
Want to stay close to the city, but still enjoy the bayside life? Catch Tram 109 from Swanston Street and you will reach this trio of inner city beaches that are great for an afternoon stroll, soaking up the sun – not to mention the Middle Park beach offering a great beach volleyball setup!
- Brighton Beach
No top five Melbourne beach list would be complete without the mention of the iconic Brighton Beach. Famous for the bright beach boxes that line the foreshore, Brighton Beach is perfect for colourful photos and frolicking around in the sun. The beach is also an easy stroll from the Brighton Beach station on the Sandringham train line and is also within walking distance of Hampton Beach.
- Williamstown Beach
‘Willy’ Beach is one of the great gems tucked away on the western side of the West Gate Bridge and is easily accessible by public transport with North Williamstown train station a 10 – 12 minute walk away. Great for social gatherings, Willy Beach offers plenty of BBQ facilities and spectacular views of the city skyline.
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