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Published January 7th 2017
A Cool Family Beach in Carrum
Carrum Beach, Carrum Beach Melbourne, Carrum Beach Australia, Carrum Beach South East Melbourne
The entrance path to Carrum Beach, Carrum VIC 3197


There's a good case to be made Carrum is among Melbourne's most beautiful family beaches. Easily accessible, with ample sand to stretch out for a picnic or game of frisbee.

On the 'city side' of the beach you'll find beach goers swimming, sandcastle building, and taking in the scene among the community.

Carrum Beach, Carrum Beach Melbourne, Carrum Beach Australia, Carrum Beach South East Melbourne
The 'city side' of Carrum Beach


On the 'Mornington Peninsula side' you can find the greater opportunity to really stretch out and enjoy use of the beach without worrying about dinging someone in the head with a frisbee or a rogue soccer ball bowling over someone's sunscreen bottle.

Carrum Beach, Carrum Beach Melbourne, Carrum Beach Australia, Carrum Beach South East Melbourne
The Mornington Peninsula side of Carrum Beach


The water itself is also a big draw. Shallow for many metres upon entering across much of its shore, it's the sort of beach kids can enter and play in the shallows safely without worrying about a sudden drop of depth.

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The shallow pool at Carrum


Beyond this though, Carrum also features a sandbar that breaks up the crest of an incoming wave and spills over into a shallow pool. This is a great little spot for younger swimmers and new combers to wade around in, and also helps prevent swimmers from getting an unwelcome surprise of a big wave on their back as they look to return to the sand.

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Looking out over the water at Carrum


While Carrum is a very family-friendly beach it should also be said: it makes a fine spot for a quick swim among more seasoned beach goers.

While shallow near the shore, once out into the water a dozen metres or so the sea is beach is largely reef-free and offers chance to wade around without stepping on a sharp stone or shell.

Certainly, Melbourne is very well-represented when it comes to having a great and tremendous variety of beaches to cater for all needs whether relaxing or adventuring, but so too is there surely always a place for another beach that offers something for everything.

All up, Carrum Beach is a great part of Melbourne's seaside for all who love a trip to the beach.
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Why? Carrum Beach is a cool little spot with a family-friendly vibe.
When: Daytime
Phone: none
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Where: Carrum, Victoria 3197
Cost: free
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