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Published January 6th 2017
Frankston Beach is Fantastic
Frankston Beach, Frankston, Frankston Beach Melbourne, Frankston Beach Australia
A wide angle pic that details the scale and size of Frankston Beach, Frankston VIC 3199


It is no secret to Melburnians (and perhaps some beyond the city) that Frankston has at times been embattled with a difficult reputation.

The reasons for this are varying but oftentimes have been illusory - as a huge city (and the last stop on a train line that bears it name). A joke about 'Frankston' will often be a very general comment on a problem or issue in Melbourne, and as a result is oftentimes either unfair or inaccurate.

A visit to Frankston beach is illustrative of this. A huge expanse of sand and sea, with a great pier in the middle and the gorgeous Oliver's Hill (and road to the Mornington Peninsula) alongside it.

Frankston Beach, Frankston, Frankston Beach Melbourne, Frankston Beach Australia
The beautiful Oliver's Hill that sits offside Frankston beach often delivers a fantastic sunset over Port Phillip Bay.


The beach itself is a vibrant hub of activity. Alongside swimmers, sandcastle builders, and beachgoers dozing in the sand who make up the regulars you'll find at any Melbourne beach, so too are kayakers, jet skiers, and sailors and boaters (though out at a safe distance from swimmers) often on show.

It's known Melbourne has no shortage of wonderful beaches from the CBD to Frankston on its south side - and so if live at the opposite end of the city or are just visiting Melbourne for a short time then you may find Elwood Beach or Dendy St Beach offers a similar vibe closer to the CBD; but the trip to this beach is surely worth it for those able to make it.

For those travelling by car or bike, alongside the bay trail, beach road, and cycling routes that make for wonderful thoroughfares through Frankston to Mornington or back towards the CBD.

Further, if you are catching the train home from work or uni sometime and are not too many stops away, Frankston Beach shall leave you tempted to ride to the train's end, hop off, and get in a swim.

With movies cinemas, great shopping, and a rich arts scene throughout the community, Frankston holds a great village feel. A trip to the beach on a long spring afternoon or summer weekend makes for a great starting point in exploring the wider community.
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When: Daytime
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Where: Frankston VIC 3199
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