Now that the weather has that spring feel in the air, why not do some coastal walking? If you have a dog with you then even better as at the end of your beach walk from Beaumaris to Mentone there is a fabulous 24 hour, 12 months of the year dog beach - a rare find on a Melbourne beach.
The walk is about 3,5 km from the Beaumaris Concourse to which you can get a connecting bus from Sandringham Station if taking public transport Sandringham line and then the 600 or 923 bus to towards Southland). There are a number of cafes in Beaumaris where you can get a coffee, breakfast or lunch. Most have outdoor seating, so no worries about leaving your dog outside without you.