Black Rock beach is one of Melbourne's great quiet achievers.
A quiet and serene little beach, anyone who visits surely finds it charming for all it offers.
It's known that Melbourne has no shortage of grand and iconic beaches. Whether it's the beach boxes of Dendy Street Beach, the Cerberus at Half Moon Bay - and even the Brighton Dog Beach which holds its own appeal to four-legged pups and their owners alike - there's many seaside vistas a local can point to and say 'this is Melbourne'.
Just the same as the aforementioned beaches hold their own draws, so too does Black Rock offer a great balance of opportunity for activity, mixed with quiet and calm.
While it's true Ricketts Point just down the road conveys a similar feeling, the marine sanctuary does require a more careful approach to using the beach, and so Black Rock offers much of the same beauty while also allowing for greater diversity of use.
In particular, Black Rock is a great place to set on a paddle board or in a kayak. With the coast providing a buffer and calm waves more often than now, it's a great place to bring your friend who is a beginner and perhaps still learning just how to properly use that latest piece of sports equipment you picked up from the surf shop.
Even with its use for water sports, Black Rock is also often a very calm spot. For those who seek out a beach that conveys a very strong coastal town feel, Black Rock is one of those that very much hits the spot. All this just 20kms from the CBD.