Melbourne Beaches
Great Australian Beaches

Melbourne Beaches are very popular especially during summer. Because of the location in southern Australia, the winters are cold and not so many people go to the beach, but come summer they become very popular with locals and visitors.

Here I mention some of the Best Australian Beaches of Melbourne in a random order.




Colorful Beach Houses in Brighton Beach Australia

Colorful Beach Houses in Brighton Beach Australia


Brighton Beach

The claim to fame of Brighton is the iconic beach houses. The beach is approximately one Km long and features clean clear waters perfect for good swim and of course, sun bathing.  When the winds cooperate it is also great for surfers.

It is relatively a quiet beach ideal for families with small children and it offers limited parking, So, come early in the day. Once in the water at Brighton you have a great view of Melbourne’s skyline

This beach is home to the Baths Café a popular site for breakfasts and lunches.




St Kilda Beach is one of the most popular in Melbourne

St Kilda Beach is one of the most popular in Melbourne


St Kilda Beach

This beach is near the city and this is one of the reasons it is so popular among locals and visitors, besides being very close to the Luna Park and many restaurants, cafes and bars.

Located in one of the upscale suburbs of Melbourne, it is a great spot for water sports and activities such as sailing, rollerblading, water skiing, windsurfing and other sports like beach volley ball. Swimming and sun tanning are great here.


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The beautiful long beach of Port Melbourne

The beautiful long beach of Port Melbourne


Port Melbourne Beach

This beach is around 2 Km long, and the waters are shallow for a good swimming day. It features two piers on both sides, ideal for walking or fishing.

It features a beautiful pedestrian path used by joggers, walkers, skaters and cyclists. It has many restaurants and cafes.

Elwood Beach

This is a great beach for water sports such as wind surfing, jet skiing, para-sailing, kite surfing and sailing.

It is a very clean beach and features many cafes and restaurants as an added benefit. It also has ample parking.


Williamstown Beach aka Willy Beach in Melbourne

Williamstown Beach aka Willy Beach in Melbourne


Williamstown Beach

This small beach is in the suburbs of Williamstown and it’s better known by locals as “Willy”. It has beautiful views of the Melbourne skyline.

The beach is great for swimming and sun tanning and also for family reunions, because if features picnic facilities.

Chelsea Beach

It is a popular beach during summers. Besides being great for windsurfing, swimming and waterskiing, it is a great spor for fishing from the pier. It is a clean and inviting beach with ample parking


Albert Park Beach in Melbourne is ideal for families

Albert Park Beach in Melbourne is ideal for families


Albert Park Beach

With its shallow waters, it is great for kids. Locals bring their boats and sail out of the water.

This is the typical beach where one enjoys a picnic with the family and friends.

This beach has walking and cycling trails around the beach besides plenty of restaurants and fish and chips stands

Mill Park Beach

This a residential area home to the picturesque Kerford Road Pier, great for jumping off of, as long as you keep an eye out for the anglers. It is near Albert Park, and the whole stretch of sand is also known as South Melbourne Beach.


Sorrento Beach a small and gorgeous beach in Melbourne

Sorrento Beach a small and gorgeous beach in Melbourne


Sorrento

This is a well kept secret beach, near Port Phillip Bay on one side and Bass Straight on the other; it's the perfect spot for a sunset on its walking trails.

Mordialloc Beach

Nicknamed Mordi, this a southern suburb with many restaurants and cafes, BBQ and picnic areas and walking and cycling paths.

During summer time go early to avoid the crowds. During weekends it may be crowded with young crowd and loud music.

And once in Mordi, don’t miss the “Cheesecake Shop”, a Melbourne institution.

For more information visit Australia Tourism Website


Werribea Beach in Melbourne with great surfing

Werribea Beach in Melbourne with great surfing


Werribee South

This beach offers a caravan park, just in case you want to spend the night there. It also features picnic and barbecue facilities.

Altona Beach

This is a nice beach with a nearby park with markets and live entertainment.

It features many water sports and if you like to fish, the pier is there waiting for you.

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