South Rd Beach is one of the finer spots along the South-East Port Phillip Bay foreshore. While centrally located in Brighton - and an easy spot to arrive at via Brighton Beach station on the Sandringham line - it is also a quieter beach as compared to the famous Dendy St Beach located just up the road. It is the sort of place ideal for a quieter swim one weekday morning, rather than a solid game of beach soccer on the weekend.
Concerning the water, the beach has a reasonable depth to it after a few feet of entry, with neither to big of a drop nor the need to wander out for ages until you can swim. Further, while many folks may know this beach having driven along Beach Rd, at time of writing the beach has just newly reopened following the construction of two new seawalls - which shall see in effect two 'new' sections of beach created - bringing a number of new ways and places to sit in the sun, and enjoy the water.
Looking down the beach with the newly constructed seawall in the distance. While a little overcast in the winter, by mid-spring and into summer the beach regularly glistens in the good weather seasons.
Therefore, if keen on a flat surface for an easy swim South Rd is worth a drive by as you consider your options one afternoon. Yet, if you love a bit of bogey-boarding this spot it also a solid place to check out if conditions are forecast to be windy.
As well as the beach itself there is also an outdoor shower, toilets and (payable) car parking available just metres from the water's edge. All up, it is a solid spot to stop by on a sunny afternoon, take in the yachts dotting the horizon and enjoy a swim as you do.