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Top 5 Beaches in Melbourne

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Published April 26th 2012


Even though it is getting close to winter, if you live in Melbourne, you will know that Melbourne is known for having five seasons in one day. On the next sunny day, try and get to one of these beaches and soak up the sun while you can. I am sure that this winter, we will see that odd day of sunshine, so don't go getting too comfy in your long johns.

I believe I have found the Top 5 beaches in Melbourne that are also close to train stations, which is great for those who don't drive. Although all beaches might look the same, they all offer something different for everyone young or old. Whatever the weather maybe, here is some great beaches that are spread out across Melbourne.

1: St Kilda Beach

St Kilda is situated a short distance from the city; it is about 15 minutes from Flinders Street station. All you do is catch a tram and you will be dropped off right infront of the beach. St Kilda may have a bad rep for druggies and prostitutes, but it also has fantastic cafes, bars, hotels and restaurants. Plus Luna Park is located a few meters away. It is an old amusement park that greets you with a big smile. It is located along the Esplanade. It brings lots of tourists from near and far. There is also a Sunday market held on the Esplanade.

2: Williamstown Beach

Williamstown is also easily accessible by public transport. It is also close to shops and cafes. The waves are also pretty good for a suburban beach. It is close to the CBD; there are also great attractions to see, such as Scienceworks.

3: Altona Beach

Altona beach has a special no boat zone due to the amount of swimmers that go there. The beach offers many water based activities. There are several boating and yachting felicities, including a six- lane boat ramp. The pier is the place to be if you are a fisherman. There is a very nice ice-cream shop located just across the road from the pier; their ice cream is to die for.

Nearby the beach is a park that also offers live entertainment and also has markets. Altona beach is also known for its bad smell. Despite the smell, it seems like it is the place to be. If you're a surfer, do not get your hopes up on catching too many waves as it has flat water most of the time.

4: Werribee South
This is a beach that is not easy to get too, although once you find your way there, you will find plenty of things to do. Many ramps are available. If you don't want to head home right away, why not stay the night, there is a caravan park across the road. The beach also has a park and barbecue facilities.

5: Carrum

This beach is located 200 meters west of the Carrum railway station. The Carrum surf life saving club patrols the Northern section of the beach. Fishing is enjoyed at the southern groyne. It is good for surfers, giving wind waves up to 2 meters high.

Swimmers should stay clear of river mouth, which is has strong tidal currents and lots of boat traffic. If you want to soak in the salt water, it is best to bathe between the flags and in front of the surf life saving team. These are just simple beach rules that should be applied when visiting any beach. Keep yourself safe, your friends and loved ones and especially children safe. There are 150 spaces available at Carrum beach for parking.
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If money were no object I would prefer Aspendale over all other suburb. Great for young families but prices are going to be huge very so as my Chinese friend stated.
The beach...the beach...THE BEACH!!!!!! No one is like Aspendale beach
Terrific people, although depending on which side of Nepean Highway you're from
Don’t be confuse with addresses - Nepean Hwy as most of little gem houses even on the beach are having Nepean address and a silly numbers. Why Kingston Council is so inflexible. Many of houses are having main entries and letter boxes from other streets. Hope they read this!
Luck of restaurants but there is a lovely Bridge Hotel. Even overseas visitors have thumb up for it. Better then St Kilda!
by nina6 (score: 0|2) 2284 days ago
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