While Melbourne is most iconic for its quirky cafés, art-spattered laneways, lush hiking trails, and vintage-inspired experiences, its sparkling collection of beaches is diverse enough to entice every brand of beach-lover.
With its gorgeously vibrant line-up of cheeky bathhouses, windswept ocean, and enticing proximity to some of Melbourne’s best galleries, eateries, and upmarket enticements, it’s no wonder that this tourist-savvy hideout is magnetic to first timers in the city.
For a deliciously calm ocean escape where your kids can explore to their heart’s content, leaving you to luxuriate in the balmy atmosphere with picnic, canoeing, and kayaking amenities on hand, Mother’s beach is true to its name! If you’re looking for captivating Melbourne short-stay apartments, proffering prime access to its chief allurements, search no further than the likes of Citadines on Bourke Melbourne.
Half Moon Bay Beach
For a more rugged, rustic, and atmospheric beach experience, head over to the deep golden crescent of Half Moon Bay. This slightly mysterious, north-facing beach is perfect for dipping into serene rippling waves and soaking in the spectacular sunset with a plateful of fish and chips.
St Kilda Beach
An idyllic sunset-kissed escape from the hustling CBD, St Kilda’s is a romantic retro-chic promenade, and while you won’t see surf-perfect swells, it’s a scenic hotspot for kitesurfing, paddle-boarding, and unwinding in trendy beachside cafés, restaurants, and shops.
For dramatically sweeping cliffs, crystal-blue ocean vistas, and tantalising sunset sorbets, Sorrento beach is well worth the short drive from Melbourne!