We all know of the great beaches that run along Melbourne's bay area, from Lorne and Torquay, all the way through to Rosebud and Portsea. But what about all the places in between?
In fact, not too far away from Rosebud, in the heart of the CBD of the outer-suburbs, lies the Frankston beach. Not so well known for the quiet and serene atmosphere of Rosebud or as the party town of Lorne. What you get at Frankston beach is simply a fun day out at the beach. The white sand spans as far as the eye can see, the seawater is clear and blue on a hot, sunny day.
Located in bustling Frankston, the town ensures that there are plenty of activities and things to do for people of all ages. So it's no surprise that you will find a big mix of people on a hot day, stretched across the sand and park area. There are the older couples enjoying a serene walk along the edges of the water, families with young children frolicking in the shallow end of the water and groups of teenagers playing cricket on the sand.
You can go for a swim, then head over to Sofia's for a quick Italian lunch and some gelati. Or bring along some food and a rug and have a picnic in one of the quiet spots at the park, while the kids run around the playground. In January, the city holds a Frankston Waterfront Festival, again with plenty of activities, food and entertainment suited to everyone.
At the Frankston beach you can choose whether you want a relaxing day by the calming water or a sociable, activity filled day with friends. Best of all, with the location and plenty of things to do, it's easy to come out here any day you want, rather than making a commitment to a big road trip to either Lorne or Sorrento.
sofias sux (ok, gelati is passable!) For a lovely lunch pack a frock or t and head to waves above the surf life saving club. The sand sculpting exhibition is also on on the foreshore until late march, and check out the visitor information centre for lovely gifts and more advice on what to do in funkytown!
By jadel0 - reader Monday, 10th of January @ 09:51 am