Melbourne has not just cafés, art, music, and culture. It also has some lovely beaches. So keep reading to get to know where to lay your towel, whether you like to surf or bask in the sun.
The best beaches in Melbourne
Melbourne has some beautiful spots near the sea. Still, for you to enjoy it, you need to consider that some beaches are for the surf. This means that waves can be powerful and dangerous if you are not experienced. It’s advisable to swim only between the yellow flags and choose beaches patrolled by lifeguards. This is important as those amazing beaches in Melbourne or nearby, can be tempting but deceptive to people from abroad. Rips, currents, and tides aren’t easily identified by the untrained eye. Another risk is that of getting sunburnt, use a cancer council approved sunscreen, and be vigilant in your application. Aussies spruce ‘Slip, Slop, Slap’ which means; slip on a T-shirt, slop on the sunscreen and slap on a hat.
So now that you have the basic knowledge to survive Australian beaches, you can focus on your accommodation to get the most out of your stay. Finding your place in Melbourne can be difficult as a newcomer, mainly because there is so much to experience. If you really like the beaches, keep that in mind, when on the hunt for cheap apartments for rent in Melbourne. One of our hosted properties along the coastline will save you money which you can spend on sunscreen and swimsuits. If you’re in Melbourne for a long-stay, for example, if you’re a student, you will become knowledgeable on the many unapparent dangers of the sea. Even if your only desire is to fall asleep to the sound of the waves crashing on the shores, then hosts at Homestay Harmony are more than capable of offering that.
So keep reading to find some of the best beaches in Melbourne or nearby
St Kilda Beach
St. Kilda Beach is the most famous beach in Melbourne, although not the prettiest. You can experience different activities besides swimming and sunbathing, such as kite surfing or roller skating and mostly, people watching. You’ll be able to enjoy a fantastic sunset, with a bottle of wine and some food from a local vendor, like a pizza, fish and chips, or a vanilla slice. Acland Street is not far away from St Kilda, and it will definitely satisfy your sweet tooth with its well-known cake shops. Some beaches in the area are pooch-friendly, and if you stay late enough, you might spot fairy penguins on the pier! There is also the famous and iconic Lunapark to explore but, if you’re lacking in time or disposable income, at least get a photo at the Insta worthy entrance!
Edithvale offers the best sand amongst all the beaches in Melbourne. The white sand is prized among locals, but the car parking is not easy. In certain seasons dogs are welcomed as well, but you have to check it out beforehand.
Brighton Beach is iconic in Melbourne because of the 82 colourful bathing boxes. This beach was established during the Victorian era, and it’s a pleasant place for swimming and other activities, weather permitting, like windsurfing. Dogs are welcomed but must stay on a leash.
Half Moon Bay
This bay is located in the suburb of Black Rock, and it’s well frequented by locals. Half Moon Bay is easy to reach, and cheap apartments for rent in Melbourne will also provide you access to this area. This pleasant bay has some marine life, so it’s suitable for snorkelling, though not as impressive as the Great Barrier Reef found off the coast of Queensland. Like most Melbourne beaches you will find some tasty fish and chip shops on the shore.
Despite the capricious weather, beaches in Melbourne are one of the many things that make this city so liveable. Whatever your fancy, walking, cycling, swimming, or people watching, you’re sure to find your perfect spot.
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