Best beaches in Melbourne

Check out the top beaches in Melbourne, reviewed and ranked by the city’s locals
1. Footscray Train Station
1. Footscray Train Station
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14 local reviews
Irving St, Footscray
(03) 9610 8554
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Claire
7 mins walk from our house, Footscray is a hub for trains to and from the city, as well as down to Williamstow…
Amie
Your stop to the rest of Melbourne. 6min walk. Regular trains to City (Flinders St, Melbourne Central, Souther…
Amie
Your stop to the rest of Melbourne. 6min walk. Regular trains to City (Flinders St, Melbourne Central, Souther…
1. Footscray Train Station
1. Footscray Train Station
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14 local reviews
Irving St, Footscray
(03) 9610 8554
Claire
Claire
7 mins walk from our house, Footscray is a hub for trains to and from the city, as well as down to Williamstown Beach, Yarraville village, a…
Amie
Amie
Your stop to the rest of Melbourne. 6min walk. Regular trains to City (Flinders St, Melbourne Central, Southern Cross, Parliament) - about 1…
Amie
Amie
Your stop to the rest of Melbourne. 6min walk. Regular trains to City (Flinders St, Melbourne Central, Southern Cross, Parliament) - about 1…
2. Williamstown Beach
2. Williamstown Beach
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16 local reviews
Williamstown Beach
Natural feature
Mel
Williamstown beach is a beautiful inner city beach, with long esplanades restarunts coffee shops and more .Als…
Danila
Our closest city beach if you want a swim. Mostly no waves. Barbecue facilities are very popular in the summer…
Amie
This is our version of St Kilda Beach. Less crowded & great for a swim when it's warm, great for a walk & look…
2. Williamstown Beach
2. Williamstown Beach
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16 local reviews
Williamstown Beach
Mel
Mel
Williamstown beach is a beautiful inner city beach, with long esplanades restarunts coffee shops and more .Also Williamstown botanical garde…
Danila
Danila
Our closest city beach if you want a swim. Mostly no waves. Barbecue facilities are very popular in the summer. Pizza D'Asporto has a kiosk …
Amie
Amie
This is our version of St Kilda Beach. Less crowded & great for a swim when it's warm, great for a walk & look around at all times. Check it…
3. Luna Park
3. Luna Park
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79 local reviews
18 Lower Esplanade, St Kilda
Closed now
(03) 9525 5033
Establishment
Thomas & Jessie
A small amusement park located right across from the beach. Be warned about the "Scenic Railway" it rattles an…
Evelyn
Luna Park Melbourne is Melbourne's ultimate family destination for fun. Ideally located next to St Kilda beach…
Kara
Loads of fun for the whole family or even a great walk through to see the sights there for free if you don't f…
3. Luna Park
3. Luna Park
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79 local reviews
18 Lower Esplanade, St Kilda
Closed now
(03) 9525 5033
Thomas & Jessie
Thomas & Jessie
A small amusement park located right across from the beach. Be warned about the "Scenic Railway" it rattles and can hurt the neck and knees …
Evelyn
Evelyn
Luna Park Melbourne is Melbourne's ultimate family destination for fun. Ideally located next to St Kilda beach, Melbourne's Luna Park is alw…
Kara
Kara
Loads of fun for the whole family or even a great walk through to see the sights there for free if you don't feel like taking a ride. It's a…
4. Republica St Kilda Beach
4. Republica St Kilda Beach
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24 local reviews
1A - 1D, 10 - 18 Jacka Boulevard, St Kilda
Closed now
(03) 8598 9055
Establishment
Hannah
Great place to have a drink and hear some live music. Right on the beach. In summer this place is pumping on t…
David
For beach views you can't go past a meal or a drink at Republica or the other couple of venues in this area. N…
Josef
Beachfront drinking, new cocktail bar upstairs need i say more? One of St Kilda's liveliest summer drinking sp…
4. Republica St Kilda Beach
4. Republica St Kilda Beach
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24 local reviews
1A - 1D, 10 - 18 Jacka Boulevard, St Kilda
Closed now
(03) 8598 9055
Hannah
Hannah
Great place to have a drink and hear some live music. Right on the beach. In summer this place is pumping on the weekends. $10 pizzas for di…
David
David
For beach views you can't go past a meal or a drink at Republica or the other couple of venues in this area. Nice walk up the pier with peng…
Josef
Josef
Beachfront drinking, new cocktail bar upstairs need i say more? One of St Kilda's liveliest summer drinking spots with great sea / beach vie…
5. St. Kilda Beach
5. St. Kilda Beach
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98 local reviews
Jacka Blvd, Melbourne
(03) 9658 9658
Establishment
Noula
St Kilda beach has a cosmopolitan feel to it and has something for all ages. For Families - See the pengui…
Qinn
St Kilda is Melbourne's seaside playground and is much-loved by residents and visitors. St Kilda is renowned f…
Donna
St Kilda offers some of the best of everything that Melbourne has to offer. Take a picture in front of iconic…
5. St. Kilda Beach
5. St. Kilda Beach
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98 local reviews
Jacka Blvd, Melbourne
(03) 9658 9658
Noula
Noula
St Kilda beach has a cosmopolitan feel to it and has something for all ages. For Families - See the penguins just before dusk at the St …
Qinn
Qinn
St Kilda is Melbourne's seaside playground and is much-loved by residents and visitors. St Kilda is renowned for its expansive view of Port …
Donna
Donna
St Kilda offers some of the best of everything that Melbourne has to offer. Take a picture in front of iconic Luna Park, eat some of the te…
6. Point Ormond Rd
6. Point Ormond Rd
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2 local reviews
Point Ormond Rd, Elwood
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Karen
This park by the beach offers a children's playground, large grassed area for ball sports, kiting, etc. Also g…
Elizabeth
Fabulous walk from Bay St beach walk to Point Ormond. Enjoy magnificent views of the city. Have a drink or ic…
Elizabeth
Fabulous walk from Bay St beach walk to Point Ormond. Enjoy magnificent views of the city. Have a drink or ic…
6. Point Ormond Rd
6. Point Ormond Rd
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2 local reviews
Point Ormond Rd, Elwood
Karen
Karen
This park by the beach offers a children's playground, large grassed area for ball sports, kiting, etc. Also great for BBQs & picnics (coin …
Elizabeth
Elizabeth
Fabulous walk from Bay St beach walk to Point Ormond. Enjoy magnificent views of the city. Have a drink or icecream along the way.
Elizabeth
Elizabeth
Fabulous walk from Bay St beach walk to Point Ormond. Enjoy magnificent views of the city. Have a drink or icecream along the way.
7. Acland St
7. Acland St
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51 local reviews
Acland St, St Kilda
Route
Carmen
Acland Street is a street in the Melbourne suburb of St Kilda, which enjoys great popularity as a recreational…
Lorraine
A stroll will offer great coffee, people watching, kite surfing, a taste of the famous cake shops, beach front…
Richard
Great street full of cafes, cake shops restaurants and bar. A short 15 minute walk on way to the beach and Lun…
7. Acland St
7. Acland St
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51 local reviews
Acland St, St Kilda
Carmen
Carmen
Acland Street is a street in the Melbourne suburb of St Kilda, which enjoys great popularity as a recreational area, mainly due to its many …
Lorraine
Lorraine
A stroll will offer great coffee, people watching, kite surfing, a taste of the famous cake shops, beach front, Luna Park, Cataini Gardens, …
Richard
Richard
Great street full of cafes, cake shops restaurants and bar. A short 15 minute walk on way to the beach and Luna Park.
8. Fitzroy St
8. Fitzroy St
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14 local reviews
Fitzroy St, St Kilda
Route
Alex
Fitzroy St is a 10min walk - A vibrant street with famous cafes, restaurants and bars. Walk down Fitzroy St a…
Paul & Angela
St Kilda is defined by two distinct retail strips, Fitzroy Street and Acland Street, with a magnificent Esplan…
Claire
Lots of great eateries for all budgets, by far we recommend Barney Allen's, walk down Fitzroy Street towards t…
8. Fitzroy St
8. Fitzroy St
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14 local reviews
Fitzroy St, St Kilda
Alex
Alex
Fitzroy St is a 10min walk - A vibrant street with famous cafes, restaurants and bars. Walk down Fitzroy St and you will reach the famous S…
Paul & Angela
Paul & Angela
St Kilda is defined by two distinct retail strips, Fitzroy Street and Acland Street, with a magnificent Esplanade and the stunning St Kilda …
Claire
Claire
Lots of great eateries for all budgets, by far we recommend Barney Allen's, walk down Fitzroy Street towards the beach. Say hi to Vincent fo…
9. St Kilda Station
9. St Kilda Station
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8 local reviews
St Kilda Station
Establishment
Jacky
#96 tram is the fastest route into the city. In the other direction, it will take you to local sights includi…
Chris
Light Rail either down to St Kilda Beach and Acland St, or alternatively into the City (Central Business Distr…
Marjolein
From this station you can travel to the city in less than 20 minutes by tram on route 96.
9. St Kilda Station
9. St Kilda Station
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8 local reviews
St Kilda Station
Jacky
Jacky
#96 tram is the fastest route into the city. In the other direction, it will take you to local sights including Luna Park, St Kilda Pier, A…
Chris
Chris
Light Rail either down to St Kilda Beach and Acland St, or alternatively into the City (Central Business District or 'CBD') and onto Brunswi…
Marjolein
Marjolein
From this station you can travel to the city in less than 20 minutes by tram on route 96.
10. The Esplanade Market St Kilda
10. The Esplanade Market St Kilda
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21 local reviews
The Esplanade, St Kilda
Closed now
(03) 9209 6634
Establishment
Angela
Open air market by the sea! Catch a tram down to the beach for some shopping and fun.
clare
Great location near the beach and luna park, and arts and crafts are interesting, and food places nearby in ac…
David & Ong & Jordan!
Set against the iconic backdrop of St Kilda Beach, our vibrant makers’ market features over 150 unique stalls …
10. The Esplanade Market St Kilda
10. The Esplanade Market St Kilda
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21 local reviews
The Esplanade, St Kilda
Closed now
(03) 9209 6634
Angela
Angela
Open air market by the sea! Catch a tram down to the beach for some shopping and fun.
clare
clare
Great location near the beach and luna park, and arts and crafts are interesting, and food places nearby in ackland street
David & Ong & Jordan!
David & Ong & Jordan!
Set against the iconic backdrop of St Kilda Beach, our vibrant makers’ market features over 150 unique stalls of hand crafted artwork, wood …
11. Donovans
11. Donovans
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12 local reviews
40 Jacka Boulevard, St Kilda
Closed now
(03) 9534 8221
RestaurantFoodEstablishment
Norika
An absolute Fav for special occassions for fine dining in an upmarket relaxed beach atmosphere.. go there befo…
Barbara
Fancy restaurant on the beach with an amazing view!
Matt & Melissa
Highly recommended restaurant
11. Donovans
11. Donovans
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12 local reviews
40 Jacka Boulevard, St Kilda
Closed now
(03) 9534 8221
Norika
Norika
An absolute Fav for special occassions for fine dining in an upmarket relaxed beach atmosphere.. go there before dark to watch the sunset.. …
Barbara
Barbara
Fancy restaurant on the beach with an amazing view!
Matt & Melissa
Matt & Melissa
Highly recommended restaurant
12. West Beach Bathers Pavilion
12. West Beach Bathers Pavilion
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16 local reviews
Beaconsfield Parade, St Kilda
Closed now
(03) 9593 8866
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Gary
This is the spot if you want to try wind surfing, stand up paddle boarding, do a yoga class on the beach or en…
Chelsea
Bar/Restaurant literally right on the beach. Kids can play in the sand whilst you sip on a cocktail in your de…
William
Situated just before St. Kilda beach, great coffee \ cold drink place near the Kite Surfing and Middle beach! …
12. West Beach Bathers Pavilion
12. West Beach Bathers Pavilion
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16 local reviews
Beaconsfield Parade, St Kilda
Closed now
(03) 9593 8866
Gary
Gary
This is the spot if you want to try wind surfing, stand up paddle boarding, do a yoga class on the beach or enjoy a bite whilst just watchin…
Chelsea
Chelsea
Bar/Restaurant literally right on the beach. Kids can play in the sand whilst you sip on a cocktail in your deck chair. Shoes not required! …
William
William
Situated just before St. Kilda beach, great coffee \ cold drink place near the Kite Surfing and Middle beach! A couple of beach volley ball …