If you think that apart from Brighton and St Kilda, there are no other beaches in Melbourne, you are wrong. You have a few other beaches that are worth visiting also in Melbourne . Especially, if you are planning to stay in the city for a week or longer, you can steal some time to visit some of these beaches.
1. St Kilda Beach
Of course, the first beach that may come to your mind as soon as you think about beaches in Melbourne is St Kilda Beach because it is very close to the city and you can easily access it also. Since a number of people visit this beach, it is considered to be a happening place with activities like windsurfing, kite surfing, sailing, beach volleyball, water skiing, rollerblading and so on. You can have an enjoyable swim because the sea here is quite safe for swimmers.
2. Elwood Beach
Elwood is also a popular beach and this bayside beach is considered a family beach that is highly enjoyable especially, on sunny days. Though this is not as easy to access as the St Kilda beach, you can reach here by hiring a car or a cab.
The clean water will tempt you to go for a swim and you can do so since the sea is quite calm. Kids will also enjoy playing on the rocks and the sand. People involve themselves in activities like cycling, windsurfing, walking and playing cricket on this beach.
3. Parkdale Beach
Not many may have heard about the Parkdale Beach because it is 23 kms. away from the city on the south-eastern side. You and your kids must stay safe by keeping away from the rocks as well as the reefs.
4. Brighton Beach
The popularity of the Brighton Beach is mainly due to its 82 bathing boxes that are highly colorful. Those who enjoy exercising on beaches will find this beach ideal. Likewise, the walking and cycling tracks on the beach help people involve themselves in these activities without any hassles. The beach can be accessed by train.
5. Sandringham Beach
You can access Sandringham beach also by train. Especially, walkers, cyclists and frequent beachgoers will enjoy this calm beach.
6. Half Moon Bay
This is an isolated beach and so, those who want to relax and enjoy a serene ambiance will find this beach ideal. Setting of the sun is a treat to watch at this beach.