Mentone Beach is blissful and idyllic. There are no shortage of beautiful beaches in Melbourne but on a perfect day there are few finer that Mentone.
Situated on the northern boundary of the City of Kingston - a fact of secondary importance usually for those keen on sun and sea - Mentone is nonetheless known informally to many Melbourne beachgoers as the beginning of the 'second leg' of Melbourne's South-East beaches.
Whereas wonderful beaches like Dendy Street, Sandringham, and Half Moon Bay all occupy the first leg of the south, beaches like Mentone, Aspendale, and Mordialloc offer something different in long expanses of coast, as well as finding a more general and regular use outside of the tourist season.
For this reason these 'everyday' beaches like Mentone are at once an excellent place for a tourist keen to visit a seascape off the itinerary. Beyond this, for Melburnians who have looked around but have yet to find a beach to call home in summer, Mentone is a great starting point.
With a beautiful curve to the coast along its expanse, Mentone is a wonderful place to get in a swim and take in the sunset when conditions are good. With Mentone station and shopping strip nearby, its also ideal for those who aspire to a day at the beach with a quiet drink or hearty meal thereafter.