Stunning Melbourne Beaches

If you feel love affair with sea, sand, salt and clear water, you will find all these in bay side city, Melbourne. I fell in love affair with crystal clear water of Melbourne beaches while my recent visit and the very first encounter was with stunning Brighton beach on 14 of June 2010. Coastal Melbourne touching with its Yarra River has lot of beautiful and breath taking views.

Melbourne’s ultimate beauty cannot be described without its beaches. Coastal Melbourne faces Port Phillip Bay and the city's closest Melbourne beaches are Albert Park and Middle Park just south of South Melbourne. St Kilda, Elwood, Brighton and Sandringham, Williams town, Frankston are other beaches of Melbourne. Melbourne's beaches have excellent facilities like beachside restaurants, water sports, beach games, surfing, cafés, bars, and barbecue, pedestrian pathways, and parking areas.

Driving along the gorgeous Great Ocean Road you can see the fantastic Port Campbell National park and the famous Twelve Apostles rocks. Here are some of the most popular beaches in Melbourne area.

Night view @ St Kilda Pier
Night view @ St Kilda Pier
People enjoying @ St Kilda Beach
People enjoying @ St Kilda Beach

St Kilda Beach

Due to proximity with city centre, St Kilda beach is one of the popular beaches in Melbourne. Today St Kilda is main tourist destination situated on one of the most picturesque points of the Bay. Being Melbourne's most fashionable suburbs, St Kilda is home of wealthiest people.

In the mid of 20th century this area was dominated by Prostitutes and drug dealers. Haunt of Prostitute and druggies now have been pushed to some outer parts of city. The shops and eating areas are found on the busy Fitzroy and Acland Streets. Carlisle Street is right place if you prefer European delights.

Safe and sandy beaches of St Kilda offers you best place for many outdoor activities like windsurfing, sailing, kite surfing, rollerblading, beach volleyball, jet skiing, waterskiing and sunbathing.

St Kilda Pier is most famous attraction on St Kilda's beach. Constructed in 1853 the wooden structure was originally used for loading timbers and other material. In the end of pier, iconic kiosk was built in 1904 which got destroyed in fire in 2003 but was rebuilt very soon. The pier is a popular destination for cycling, roller-skating, strolling and fishing. in the end of pier there is also a ' Little Blue Restaurant' where you can enjoy fantastic range of foods and local wines.

St Kilda Beach
St Kilda Beach
Brighton Beach
Brighton Beach

Brighton Beach

Having reputation of being the cleanest of the many beaches located along Port Phillip Bay, Brighton beach is just near to St Kilda. Golden sand and sparkling blue water and bright, colorful "beach huts" make it colourful beach. The beach huts, symbolic of Melbourne Australia and its beach suburbs, command high prices when they come up for sale.

Beach walk, Sunbathing, Swimming, Sightseeing, fishing and Kite surfing are popular activities on this beach. There are a few good restaurants around with good views of the beach, including a café/bar and restaurant at Middle Brighton Sea Baths. You can also catch a glimpse of the city from the end of the beach. Brighton Beach is popular with both locals and tourists visiting the Melbourne area.

Bathing Huts @ Brighton Beach
Bathing Huts @ Brighton Beach
Williams town Beach
Williams town Beach

Williams Town Beach

Williamstown beach was my favorite place while my stay in Melbourne. I used to go there whenever I felt like to be close to nature. It is located at the mouth of Yarra River where it enters Hobson’s bay and Port Phillip Bay, south west of Melbourne city centre.

Williamstown has developed from what was a neglected industrialised centre into a popular and fashionable maritime village. Williamstown is surrounded on three sides by water. Scenic views of Melbourne skyline can be enjoyed from Gem pier where cruises on Yarra River and the bay depart regularly. I wish to go this place again and again as I feel close to my soul while seeing seashores and changing colors of sky.

Great Ocean Road Beach
Great Ocean Road Beach

Other beaches you may go for fun are 13th Beach, Elwood beach, Flinders beach, Green Point beach, Half Moon Bay beach, Frankston Beach, Sandridge Beach, Smiths Beach, Port sea Back Beach, Rye Back Beach and Middle Park Beach.

I will write more about these Beaches in Stunning Melbourne Beaches Part II

A Music Video shot at St Kilda Pier

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nikitha p 6 years ago from India

Nice hub I liked it.

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Jaspals 6 years ago from India / Australia Author

Thanks Nikitha.

baljit 6 years ago

melbourne all beaches so nice & sites pleacs r awesome every mouth i go over ther &enjoy with my family

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luxembourgkid 5 years ago from Luxembourg, Europe

cool hub! consider checking my tips when going to Melbourne. Here's my hub

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Bhanu.Jas 5 years ago from Australia

Jaspal My view here in says that ur writings are on nature so they add the beauty along in ur writngs itself.


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Jaspals 5 years ago from India / Australia Author

Dear Bhanu. Thanks for appreciating my writings

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David Warren 5 years ago from Nevada

Awesome pictures! Enjoyed the hub.

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Jaspals 5 years ago from India / Australia Author

@David. Thanks for your appreciating words.

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Agnes Penn 4 years ago from Nicholson, Pennsylvania, USA

Williams Town beach pic is beautiful. Never been to Australia. You have painted it so I can have a five minute get-a-way in your hub.

Enjoy the holidays and may your new year be filled with God's blessings.

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Jaspals 4 years ago from India / Australia Author

@Agnes Penn. Thanks for adding your valuable comments.

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Swetankraj 4 years ago from India

Another Great hub! By reading it i felt i visited there too from my home sitting. I liked it very much and awaiting for part 2.

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Jaspals 4 years ago from India / Australia Author

@Swetankraj. Thanks a lot for your valuable comments. I will add part II very soon.

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cebutouristspot 4 years ago from Cebu

Too bad this hub wasnt around when I went to Australia. I would have surely visit this place. Thanks for sharing.

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Jaspals 4 years ago from India / Australia Author

@cebutouristspot. Thanks for your valuable comment. You can see these while your next visit to Australia. It's really enjoyable to be on Melbourne's beaches.

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Sunshine625 4 years ago from Orlando, FL

Beautiful photos! I have a few friends who live in Australia and they are always bragging about their beaches. Two friends live in Tasmania which is surrounded by water and looks like a great place to visit. Fun hub filled with sunshine!

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Kalux 4 years ago from Canada

I love beaches, something about them is so peaceful! Beautiful pictures and great hub. :) I hope to visit Australia one day.

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Jaspals 4 years ago from India / Australia Author

Sunshine and Kalux. Melbourne has numerous beaches to enjoy. You can find countless beaches to the southwest and east of the city within a few hours drive.Thanks a lot for your comments.

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glassvisage 4 years ago from Northern California

Wow, you've been to a lot of beaches in Melbourne! Thanks for the information and the photos and tips - this is a great guide to visiting these places!

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Jaspals 4 years ago from India / Australia Author

Dear Glassvisage. Thanks for reading and appreciating my hub. There are few more beaches in Melbourne. I would be adding those in my future hub. Keep in touch. Thanks again.

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Bhanu.Jas 4 years ago from Australia

Dear Jas,

You are simply amazing and i would also here say that you are also very lucky ,that you even got time for being to these beaches.As one should have bend towards the same.

And the reason why i am saying this is because i m living in Melbourne but never got chance to see the Beaches the way you have seen and put in your writings..

Good Luck with your future Writings.


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Jaspals 4 years ago from India / Australia Author

Dear Bhanu. Thanks for adding such a nice comment. Jaspal 2 years ago

its amazing and well described along with nice pictures.

god bless will wait for next topic.

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