Best Beaches in Melbourne, Australia -Top 10 Melbourne Beaches

By Two Monkeys Travel - Contributor September 15th, 2020 Posted in Australia & Oceania Travel Blog, Travel Blog No comments

One of the world’s most livable city is the diverse and the capital of the place down under, Melbourne. The city center is top-rated for shopping as well as a venue for the culture and arts. With diverse and fantastic food choices, one can’t go hungry in this place; probably you’ll be full or get confused about where to eat next every day.

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Melbourne also has impressive beaches where you could enjoy and relax and feel the sea breeze. It’s not only buildings, history, food or arts; but their beaches are quite beautiful and a great place to spend time with the family especially on a hot sunny but beautiful day.

December to February are summer months in Australia, so you might want to visit the beaches in those months. March to May (autumn) or September to November (spring) is also a great month to visit this bustling capital for much better temperature and not many tourists.

Here are the best beaches in Melbourne, Australia

1. St. Kilda Beach

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Six kilometers from Melbourne City Center is a 700-meter sandy beach and one of the best beaches in Melbourne, St. Kilda Beach. There are many restaurants nearby and an amusement park. It’s family-friendly too, so your kids will enjoy it very much especially if they see little penguins nearby.  Enjoy this on a sunny day and watch out for the gorgeous sunset; this will make your day very memorable.

Recommended Hotel: The Prince

2. Sorrento Ocean Beach

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Swim, surf or snorkel in one of the best beaches in Melbourne; the Sorrento Ocean Beach. It’s a bit rocky on this beach so make sure to wear shoes when you visit. Since it faces the Ocean, the waves are a bit rough, so always be careful, don’t go too far unless you’re an experienced swimmer.  Since it’s also popular in summers and on holidays, make sure to go early so you could have a parking area. The pictures taken of this place don’t do justice, so make sure you come and visit.

Recommended Hotel: Hotel Sorrento

3. Chelsea Beach

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Bring your family and enjoy hanging out with them as your BBQ facilities and a playground in Chelsea Beach. You can also bring your furry friends on early mornings so that they could exercise.  With shallow waters, vast space, and complete facilities, this is one of the best beaches in Melbourne. Parking is free too plus it’s not that crowded.

Recommended Hotel: Beach Haven Poolside

4. Brighton Beach

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On this long stretch of sandy beach lines colorful bathing boxes. Ready your cameras as you would love taking pictures of these iconic little huts; it’s a must-do when you visit Melbourne. The vibe is also fun in this part of the city as many enjoy not only the sand or the sea, but feel photogenic with these boxes; it’s free and one of the best beaches in Melbourne.

Recommended Hotel: Brighton Savoy Hotel

5. Sandridge Beach

 

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Sandridge Beach doesn’t only offer sea and sand, but also a panoramic view of the beach and the city. It’s located between Webb Dock and Princess Pier. The water doesn’t go deep immediately so it’s safe for kids and there’s a playground close to it too. You can also go to the Sandridge Lookout where you can learn the history of the area. If you are hungry restaurants are nearby, or you could enjoy a barbecue at one of the best beaches in Melbourne.

Recommended Hotel: Beachside Port Melbourne

6. Mordialloc Beach

 

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Mordialloc Beach, one of the best beaches in Melbourne, is a sandy beach famous for boating and fishing. With pristine clear waters and a clean beach, it is well-loved by the locals. There is a playground for the young ones and also a greenfield for picnics or sports activities. It’s a perfect place to spend a weekend with your family, especially on a beautiful sunny day.

Recommended Hotel: Location the Beach and Station

7. Sandringham Beach

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On a hot sunny day, enjoy a relaxing swim in Sandringham Beach, one of the best beaches in Melbourne. The water is clean, and it’s not crowded too so that you would enjoy a quiet time at the beach. If you are hungry, there are restaurants nearby. Parking space is available too. Max out your experience with a view of the sunset also.

Recommended Hotel: Nightcap at Sandringham Hotel

8. Elwood Beach

 

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If you love the beach and cycling, Elwood Beach is perfect for you. It’s a spotless beach with calm waves that are ideal for swimming. There is also a cycling path nearby. With restaurants nearby as well as big parking space, this place is for everyone; young and old. Enjoy the sunset and the city skyline in one of the best beaches in Melbourne.

Recommended Hotel: Boutique Stays

9. Williamstown Beach

A place beach near the city where you can relax and hear the waves is Williamstown Beach, one of the best beaches in Melbourne. It’s ideal to come here on a hot summer day to freshen up and feel the cold refreshing waters. It’s also great for kids and non-swimmers as the waters are shallow and lifeguards are patrolling. Sunbathe, swim, or chill; it’s a great place to unwind from the stresses of the city.

Recommended Hotel: Bayview Loft

10. Port Melbourne Beach

 

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Be it mornings or evenings; Port Melbourne Beach is a great place to walk and feel the sea breeze. Not really considered as a swimming beach, but it’s one of the best spots to see the gorgeous sunset. If you have dogs, bring them here as they are dog-friendly. Restaurants are nearby too. Rejuvenate yourself with a walk on the sand by the sea in one of the best beaches in Melbourne.

Recommended Hotel: Beachside Port Melbourne

After shopping at the CBD or walking in the Victoria Market, why not unwind on the best beaches in Melbourne? There are options where you can enjoy the fun vibe of the locals or go somewhere serene or quiet. Brighton Beach, with the pretty beach boxes, are must-do when you go to Melbourne too. So get your cameras and outfits ready, you will enjoy strolling around Melbourne, Australia.

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