One of the geographical features of Melbourne's Port Phillip Bay coastline is beyond Mordialloc the coast changes up - from a number of beaches divided into sections (whether by artificial installation of rock barriers or natural topography) - and so Aspendale Beach at first appears beautiful surely; but otherwise just another stretch of the long expanse of sea and sand from Chelsea to Frankston.
For runners, swimmers, and others who would use the beach for athletics this consistency from one beach to another is fantastic, but can mean too that it may leave a beach-goer tempted to just 'pick a spot' in the sand along the way and not go seek out each beach for its own virtues; Aspendale is testament driving direct to here is altogether worthwhile.
From the gorgeous entrance with stone pillars, a deck, and beach vegetation..
In sum, for whatever reason you visit and whatever the season, Aspendale Beach makes a wonderful spot to stop for a walk or a quick run barefoot along the water's edge. And if you do arrive on a bright and sunny Melbourne's Day? With a very good safety rating from Beach Safe it is also a swimming-friendly spot for the whole family.