In a city with so many special beaches Mordialloc is surely among the finest. With a fantastic beach, long wooden pier, and great amenities surrounding it, it's a seaside spot you can happily spend an afternoon or weekend.
At its core, Mordialloc is a beach great for those who wish to take it all in. With an abundance of activity always going on in and around the water, it's particularly fantastic for mums and dads seeking to introduce youngest members of the family to the beach and what's so special about it all.
While Melbourne already holds a number of great family-friendly beaches - from Dendy Street Beach with its beach boxes, to Half Moon Bay with its sunken ship, to Edithvale Beach with its beautiful expanse of coast and all its colours - Mordialloc also offers its own unique drawcard.
Alongside the ocean itself, Mordialloc beach sits just off the marina where a number of boats are regularly coming and going.
The boats of Mordialloc are an attraction in their own right.
While it should be pointed out this is on the other side of the pier - so swimmers are protected and need not worry about getting into the boat's path - it does mean a fantastic scene on the horizon can be had with a variety of yachts and fishing boats serving as a backdrop to the beach.
It also provides a fun reason to walk up the pier. Alongside taking in the boats coming and going, there is always a variety of fisherman, the occasional musician, and maybe even a diver or two up to something interesting.
Mordialloc is also fortunate to hold some wonderful amenities in its surrounds. Alongside a number of cafes and restaurants all within close walking distance of the beach, there is also the beautiful Pompei Bridge sculpture. While perhaps at its most gorgeous across the night, it nonetheless remains a beautiful work to visit and admire during the day.
All up, Mordialloc is a must-visit in Melbourne for families, and beachgoers of all ages.