With its wide, clean beach, which stretches 4 km running from the creek all the way to Mentone, and safe shallow water, Mordialloc attract many families for a swim on a hot day.
Mordialloc pier, which gives access to deeper water, is a popular spot for fishing.
Jump on the Frankston line from Melbourne's CBD and you'll be in Mordialloc in approximately 40 minutes, alternatively if you're driving from the city, take the Nepean Highway for the quickest route, or Beach Road as the scenic option.
Mordialloc is not shy of eating establishments, whether you're looking for a quick bite to eat, or something more formal, here is a selection of eateries you can choose from when you are ready for your refreshment after a hard day a the beach:
Tucked away, down one of the side streets, opposite Woolworths carpark, you'll find Seed. With a small courtyard out the back, crayons and paper to entertain the kids, and a room at the front which can be reserved for semi-private functions (open doorway), Seed is a great spot for families. Fresh food, good menu choices, and friendly service.
Situated on the Main Street, Cafe Blah Blah is a smallish restaurant with a casual setting, offering Asian inspired food such as noodle dishes, curries and stir-frys, as well as a changing tapas board.
A health food shop combined with a smallish cafe selling a selection of organic hot and cold food, great coffee, chai and dandy soy lattes.
Address: 499 Main Street.
4. Main Street
Step off the train, and this is the first eatery you'll find. A great coffee stop, or if you're looking for more, you'll not be disappointed by their choice of cakes and lunch/dinner menu. Gets very busy on the weekend.
If you're looking for something quick and simple to eat, a light meal that you can take back down to the beach with you, then you're best off heading down to the the local fish & chip takeaway for your standard fish pack.
Address: 626 Main Street
6. Windows on the Bay
You can't dine much closer to the beach than reserving a table at Windows on the Bay restaurant. Overlooking Port Phillip Bay, this is the best spot for sunset over the ocean. Worth noting this is more of a sit down restaurant than a casual cafe.
A popular evening hang out, known for its nightly entertainment with Parma nights on Tuesdays, and regular trivia evenings. The Bay Hotel does have a small restaurant area, which is open 7 days for lunch and dinner. First floor function room with ocean views available to hire.