Port Phillip Beaches




Altona: A popular sandy swimming beach, and a family favourite thanks to its special "no-boat" zone. Altona Life Saving Club patrols beach. There are many opportunities for a variety of water-based recreational activities. Nearby boating and yachting facilities, six-lane boat ramp, jetties. Barbecues and playgrounds.
How to get there: Train to Altona. Right out of station, right into Pier Street, walk 250 metres to beach.

Aspendale: A sandy bay beach located between Mordialloc and Edithvale. It features a "No-boat" zone. Aspendale Life Saving Club patrols beach.
How to get there: Train to Aspendale. 100 metre walk to beach.



Beaumauris: Safe, sandy bay swimming beach. Also a popular yachting and boating area. Ricketts Point and Table Rock Point are prominent natural features. Comprehensive foreshore reserves with picnic, barbecue and play facilities. Walking/cycling path. Beaumauris Life Saving Club patrols.
How to get there: Train to Mentone. Bus No. 825 to Ricketts Point Foreshore (29 minutes).

Black Rock: A long, safe, sandy bay beach. Excellent boating and marina facilities. Extensive foreshore reserve areas for picnics. Walking/cycling path. Sandringham Life Saving Club patrols.
How to get there: Train to Mentone. Bus No. 825 to Black Rock Yacht Club (22 mins).

Bonbeach: Sandy bay beach. Close to major boating facilities at Patterson River. Bonbeach Life Saving Club patrols.
How to get there: Train to Bonbeach. 100 metre walk to beach.



Brighton/Middle Brighton: A long stretch of safe, sandy bay swimming beaches. Includes Dendy Street beach, Middle Brighton and Brighton beaches. Famous for quaint colourful bathing boxes along the beach, set against spectacular Melbourne city skyline. Extensive foreshore reserves with barbecue and play facilities. Windsurfing, yachting and boating. Walking/cycling path. Brighton Life Saving Club patrols.
How to get there: Train to Brighton Beach. 50 dmetre walk to beach.

Carrum: Popular, safe sandy bay swimming beach near mouth of Patterson River. Excellent boating facilities, including launch ramps, mooring and refuelling. Foreshore reserves with picnic, barbecue and play facilities. Carrum Life Saving Club patrols.
How to get there: Train to Carrum. 100 metre walk to beach.

Chelsea: Sandy bay beach. Small foreshore reserve with picnic, barbecue facilities. Chelsea Life Saving Club patrols.
How to get there: Train to Chelsea. 100 metre walk to beach.

Edithvale: Sandy bay beach between Aspendale and Chelsea. Edithvale Life Saving Club patrols.
How to get there: Train to Edithvale. 100 metre walk to beach.



Elwood beach: Excellent sandy bay beach for swimming, sailing and boating. Extensive foreshore reserves with barbecue, picnic and play facilities. Walking/cycling path. Elwood Life Saving Club patrols. Nearby boat ramps.
How to get there: Train to Elsternwick station. Bus No. 216 to Head Street (3 stops, 3 minutes), 900 metre walk along Head Street to Elwood Beach. Alternatively, walk from Elsternwick station along Rusden Street (opposite station), right into New Street, left into Head Street to Elwood Beach (1.7 km walk from station).



Frankston: Long, wide, safe sandy beaches for swimming and other watersports, including snorkelling, diving, sail-boarding and yachting. Popular for boating, excellent launch facilities. Excellent foreshore reserves, ideal for picnics, barbecues. Playground. Frankston Life Saving Club patrols.
How to get there: Train to Frankston. Left out of station into Young Street, right into Wells Street to beach (600 metres).
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  • Hampton: Safe sandy bay swimming beach. Popular boating, sailing area. Extensive foreshore reserve. Barbecue and play facilities. Walking/cycling path. Hampton Life Saving Club patrols.
    How to get there: Train to Hampton. Exit station, left into Railway Crescent, right into Small Street to beach (250 metres).

    Kerford Road Beach: Extremely popular stretch of wide, sandy swimming beach on the South Melbourne foreshore. Special no boating, power ski and sailboard zones protect swimmers. Walking/cycling paths. Playground.
    How to get there: Tram No.1 (East Coburg to South Melbourne Beach) from Flinders Street station (Swanson Street). Terminates at Beaconsfield Parade (18 minutes), walk 500 metres west along beach to South Melbourne foreshore.



Mentone: Safe, sandy bay swimming beach. Popular area nearby for water-skiers. Extensive foreshore reserve areas with picnic, barbecue and play facilities. Walking/cycling track. Mentone Life Saving Club patrols.
How to get there: Train to Mentone. 800 metre walk along Mentone Parade (diagonally opposite station) to beach.

Middle Park: Popular sandy swimming beach between Albert Park and St Kilda. Middle Park Life Saving Club patrols. Walking/cycling path.
How to get there: Tram No.12 from Town Hall/Collins Street to Langridge Street (stop 139), 100 metre walk along Langbridge Street to beach.



Mordialloc beach: Wide, safe sandy bay swimming beach. Popular area for boating. Boat ramp facilities nearby. Excellent foreshore reserve with picnic, barbecue and play facilities. Walking/cycling track. Mordialloc Life Saving Club patrols.
How to get there:: Train to Mordialloc. Exit station, cross Nepean Highway and walk south along it. At the reserve, turn right to reach Mordialloc Pier and beach (500 metres). To reach the southern beach, continue walking along Nepean Highway over the Mordialloc Creek Bridge, then turn right at the first street towards the beach (700 metres).

Parkdale: Long, safe sandy bay beach. Foreshore reserve with picnic and barbecue facilities. Parkdale Life Saving Club patrols.
How to get there: Train to Parkdale. 500 metre walk along Parkers Road (diagonally opposite station) to beach.



Port Melbourne: Sandy swimming beach close to central Melbourne. Port Melbourne Life Saving Club patrols. Playground, walking and bicycle paths. Part of Port Melbourne, Sandridge is a sandy swimming beach located between Webb Dock and Princes Pier on Hobsons Bay. Patrolled by Sandridge Life Saving Club. Nearby reserves offer picnic and barbecue facilities. How to get there: Tram 109 (Box Hill to Port Melbourne) from Town Hall/Collins Street to Port Melbourne terminus. Port Melbourne is across the road from the terminus.

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  • Sandringham: Long, safe sandy bay beach. Excellent boating and marina facilities. Extensive foreshore reserve areas for picnics. Walking/cycling path. Sandringham Life Saving Club patrols.
    How to get there:: Train to Sandringham (terminus), Walk along Melrose Street (diaganolly opposite the station) to beach (160 metres).

    South Melbourne: Popular sandy bay swimming beach. One of a series of favourite "Top of the Bay" beaches, close to central Melbourne. South Melbourne Life Saving Club patrols. Bicycle and walking track. Playground.
    How to get there: Tram No.1 (East Coburg to South Melbourne Beach) from Flinders Street station (Swanson Street). Terminates at Beaconsfield Parade (18 minutes), walk 500 metres west along beach to South Melbourne foreshore. (



    St Kilda: One of the most popular of the Port Phillip Bay beaches. Wide, sandy beach suitable for swimming and a host of other activities. St Kilda pier is a favourite for promenading. Kiosk/cafe, excellent city skyline views and fabulous sunsets. Ferry service to Williamstown, Southbank. Marina, extensive boating facilities, including ramps. Nearby reserves with picnic, barbecue and play facilities. Bicycle, walking, blading path. St Kilda Life Saving Club patrols.
    How to get there: Tram No.16 from Flinders Street Station/Swanson Street to St Kilda. Alight at The Esplanade (Stop 136), 350 metre walk to beach.
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    • Werribee South: Popular for boating, with all-weather, all-tide, multi-lane launch ramp, jetty. Nearby power ski ramp and zone. Playground, reserve and barbecue facilities.



      Williamstown: Expansive bay swimming beach next to a series of excellent reserves. Patrolled by Williamstown Life Saving Club. Opportunities for other water-based leisure activities. Nearby barbecue and playground facilities.
      How to get there: Train to Williamstown Beach station. Exit station and turn left into Railway Crescent, right into Garden Street to beach (450 metres).


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