10 Beaches Near Melbourne You Should Visit For A Chill Day Out
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Beaches Around Melbourne

1. Williamstown Beach
2. Brighton Beach
3. Mordialloc Beach
4. Half Moon Bay
5. Mornington Beach
6. Torquay Beach
7. Ocean Grove
8. Mount Martha Beach
9. Sorrento Beaches
10. Altona Beach

The beaches near Melbourne are an ideal escapade for people looking for tranquility away from the humdrum of city life. From the famous swimming spots and shoreside dining options to signature bathing boxes, these beaches in Melbourne provide the best enjoyment outlets with your friends and families. People from the city flock to these beaches to enjoy the pleasant weather and enjoy leisure breaks by indulging themselves in different water sports activities, like swimming, surfing, skimboarding, and much more. 

The vast stretches of sand on the beaches around Melbourne offer a great space for picnics, barbecues, and playing volleyball. Every beach features some beautiful cafes and restaurants that serve delicious seafood along with flavorful chips and calamari. The serene beaches near Melbourne have a thriving marine life that gives tourists an opportunity to spot sea urchins, octopuses, and anemones. You can even watch the beautiful divine sunset views on the popular Sorrento Beaches

Here are some of the beaches near Melbourne:

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Williamstown Beach

  • Situated around 15 kilometers from the city, Williamstown Beach is the first seaport in Melbourne. It is the most prominent beaches near Melbourne that offers a trendy suburb at the seaside with the feel of a hamlet. 
  • Also known as Willy Beach, you can glance at the beautiful views of the skyscrapers. 
  • The beach is lined with numerous cafes and restaurants, making it the most lively place to spend quality time with your friends and family.
  • This beach also serves as a great relaxing point for visitors since there are numerous surf clubs and kiosks at the beach.

Hobsons Bay, 3016 Williamstown, Victoria.

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  • Brighton Beach is yet another one of the best beaches near Melbourne that is renowned for its 82 eye-catching bathing boxes. 
  • Although you may find these boxes on any other beach, the most popular ones are situated on this beach. 
  • You can click beautiful pictures in front of this beach to cherish the memories for a lifetime.
  • Thousands of people visit this place to indulge in activities, like swimming, surfing, and sunbathing. 
  • Several exotic cafes, restaurants, and galleries are located near the beach, making it one of the most accessible beaches in the country. 

Location: 134 Esplanade, Victoria, Australia

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Mordialloc Beach

  • If you are looking for the best beaches around Melbourne, Mordialloc Beach is a perfect one to visit on your trip to Melbourne. 
  • Situated about 40 minutes down the East coast of Melbourne, the beach is embellished with clear waters and beautiful golden sand that provides a perfect condition to sunbathe and swim on the beach. 
  • You will usually discover fishermen and occasional musicians on the long wooden pier while walking along the beach. 
  • Visitors can have a picnic with their friends and family, enjoy a barbecue session, or head to cafes or restaurants to savor the taste of delicious dishes.

Location: 195 Beach Rd, Mordialloc VIC 3195, Australia

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Half Moon Bay

  • Located around 40 minutes away from Melbourne city, Half Moon Bay is one of the gorgeous metropolitan beaches near Melbourne that got its name due to its crescent shape. 
  • Regarded as one of the safest and calmest beaches in Melbourne, this beach attracts marine life because of the inlet beneath the grass-covered cliffs that act as an embankment. 
  • Since the beach is 350 meters long, it is a perfect spot for divers, swimmers, and boating enthusiasts. 
  • Visitors can enjoy a picnic while catching a glimpse of the fantastic sunset over the bay and enjoy the romantic feel with their beloved ones.
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Mornington Beach

  • Mornington Beach, also known as Mothers Beach in Mornington Peninsula, is a gorgeous beach on the southeast coast of Melbourne. 
  • It offers a beautiful and family-friendly atmosphere to tourists with its soft golden sand and shallow water. 
  • If you are looking for a day out with your family, Mornington Beach is an ideal spot to enjoy a picnic alongside a barbecue while the sky-high cypress trees serve as shelters. 
  • You can also rent out or hire canoes or kayaks if you want to indulge in a sea exploration ride. 
  • The beach also has a massive park with a playground nearby that attracts kids of all ages.
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Torquay Beach

  • Torquay Beach is one of the ideal beaches around Melbourne for any kind of traveler. 
  • If you are fond of the waves and like surfing, Torquay Beach is a perfect spot to indulge in surfing activities with your friends and family. 
  • Although it remains flooded with tourists throughout the year, you will find the place mostly crowded during the summer season due to the occurrence of special events like Rip Curl Pro. 
  • Torquay Beach provides a gateway to the mesmerizing Great Ocean Road if you are planning to go on a road trip with your friends.
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Ocean Grove

  • Among the other beaches near Melbourne, Ocean Grove is a beach that allows you to take a much-needed break away from the hustle and bustle of city life. 
  • Surrounded by celebrated wineries and golf courses, this beach is one of the most famous surf towns in Melbourne that showcases a vast stretch of golden sand with clear wavy waters. 
  • Guests can even visit this beach for surfing and bodyboarding learning sessions. 
  • If you want to soak in the serenity of the place and watch the beautiful sunset, you can linger in the thriving nature reserve on the beach.

Location: 55 Hodgson Street, 3226 Ocean Grove, Victoria

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Mount Martha Beach

  • Another beach on the Mornington Peninsula is Mount Martha Beach, which is one of the most astounding beaches near Melbourne. 
  • Stretching across an area of two kilometers, Mount Martha Beach is enveloped by bushland above and rocky cliffs, where you can discover the popular rows of vibrant bathing boxes. 
  • Several cafes are situated on the beach, where you can savor the taste of delicious drinks and snacks while watching the gorgeous views of the ocean. 
  • Kids can also have a fun time at the beach as there are plenty of tiny rocks and shells on the beach to play with.
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Sorrento Beaches

  • Among all the beaches near Melbourne, Sorrento Beaches is one of the most stunning beaches and a complete gem of the coast in Melbourne. 
  • Situated between the Strait of Bass and the Bay of Port Phillip, people flock to this attraction after a two hours drive just to catch the divine views of the sunset. 
  • With a backdrop of beautiful foreshores, famous jetties docking up the waterfront, and water trails, the beach offers great photo opportunities that will enhance your social media feed. 
  • The Sorrento Beaches are, thus, a completely natural presentation of impressive coastline, clear-water rock pools, and breathtaking sunset views.
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Altona Beach

  • Altona Beach is the massive recreation beach in Melbourne that attracts people to its tranquility and peace. 
  • Having a long three kilometers coastline, this beach is a perfect spot for adventure seekers as they can indulge in a vast range of adventure activities, like kite surfing and paddle boarding. 
  • You can also play volleyball or any other sport with your friends on the sandy shores. 
  • It is the most pristine suburb in Melbourne dotted with tree-lined parks, beautiful cafes and restaurants, and free parking spaces, thereby making a room for people to enjoy picnics with their families. 
  • You will be astonished to know that it is one of the first beaches that are accessible to people with varying disabilities.
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People Also Ask About Melbourne

  1. Which are the best beaches near Melbourne?

    1. Half Moon Bay
    2. Brighton Beach
    3. Sorrento Front Beach
    4. Mordialloc Beach
    5. Mount Martha Beach
    6. Bushrangers Bay Beach
    7. Fairy Cove
    8. Point King
    9. Waratah Bay
    10. Sunnymead Beach
  2. Are there water activities on beaches near Melbourne?

    Yes, there are water activities on beaches near Melbourne. Some popular water sports activities you must indulge in on your visit are kayaking, snorkeling, scuba diving, wakeboarding, para-boarding, and jet skiing. This way, you can discover diverse marine life, catch a famous wave, explore wrecks and rocky reefs, or just sit back and relax.
  3. What is the best time to visit Melbourne?

    The best time to visit Melbourne is between December and March, i.e., during the summer season. During this time, the place experiences warm and pleasant weather, which makes it ideal for sightseeing and participating in other adventurous activities. You can also get a chance to attend significant events during this time, including the Australian Grand Prix, the Australian Grand Slam Open, and the Boxing Day Test Cricket Match.
  4. How to reach Melbourne?

    1. By Flight: Melbourne is very well connected by air through the Tullamarine Melbourne Airport, which receives flights from all the fundamental cities in the world and several domestic destinations in Australia.

    2. By Train: Melbourne has great rail connectivity, with a country link to Sydney and overland links to Adelaide and Perth. You can traverse through different places in Melbourne by Flinders railway station.

    3. By Bus: Coaches or bus services are also available in and around Melbourne. You can reach Franklin Street, from where you can find all the fundamental bus travels in the city.
  5. How many days are enough to explore Melbourne?

    A minimum of five to seven days are enough to explore Melbourne and its surrounding places. Within this time frame, you can spot the different attractions of the city, roam around the neighboring areas, and even go to beaches around Melbourne. You can also entertain yourself with some of the best activities in the city, especially the water sports activities.
  6. What is Melbourne famous for?

    Melbourne is regarded as one of the most lively cities in the world. The place is well-known for its vibrant music, riotous street art, attractive train stations, gorgeous beaches, cutest wildlife, wild dolphins, luscious gardens, and Instagrammable shopping arenas. People are also attracted to this tourist destination for its fabulous cafes, bars, boutiques, and laneways.
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