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