Australia is known for having some of the world’s best beaches.

Best beaches in Melbourne

 

 

And with legendary shores such as Surfer’s Paradise and Sydney’s Bondi beach, it’s not hard to see where that title comes from.

While our might not be as well-known around the world as Bondi or Surfer’s, Melbourne’s beaches are still iconic in their own way. If you’re planning a trip to our great city anytime soon, these golden shores (and the sights around them) are definitely worth a trip!

Top up your Myki and pack the sunscreen: here are some of the best beaches in Melbourne.

 

St Kilda Beach

If you thought it was impossible for a beach to be trendy, you’ve never been down to St Kilda.

St Kilda beach is more than a beach - it’s a whole ecosystem of food and culture.

Fantastic restaurants line the foreshore, so you’ll never have to settle for anything less than delicious. And if the was a person, it would be the most popular kid in class, with its calendar filled with music, festivals  and events.

And of course, who could forget the iconic Luna Park, located right on St Kilda Beach?

Experience that old-school carnival vibe with rides that go back a century, classic attractions and all your favourite games and activities. Put this piece of Melbourne history on your itinerary!

 

Brighton Beach

Walk around Brighton’s streets and it’s easy to see why it’s one of the most exclusive suburbs in the entire city.

Heritage-listed buildings, expensive houses, leafy, wide streets… and of course, who could forget the fantastic beach?

Yes, even Brighton’s beach exudes class. Maybe it’s the white sand. Perhaps it’s the dazzling view of the city. Or it could be spillover from the rest of Brighton.

If you ask us, it probably has something to do with Brighton’s iconic, impossible-to-miss beach boxes!

Built over 100 years ago, the Brighton beach boxes are the product of a much stuffier period. The beach boxes were built to give beachgoers a place to shelter from the heat and prying eyes at a time when bare ankles were considered scandalous.

While society has become less prudish as time passes, the beach boxes have stayed. And over time, they’ve become a miniature art show, with each sporting its own unique colours.

They’re a hit with locals and tourists alike - a piece of living history, a unique sight, and 100% Instagram-worthy!

 Best Melbourne beaches

 

More beautiful beaches across Melbourne

You don’t need to travel too far to reach some of Melbourne’s most pristine beaches - most are never more than a tram ride away! Other favourites (plus instructions on how to get there from Urban Central) include:

Port Melbourne Beach

Take the 234 bus from Clarendon Street and hop off at Nott Street. From there it’s an easy 5-minute walk - pass some great cafes, restaurants and bars along the way - we suggest making a day or night of it!  

Middle Park Beach

Take the #12 tram (Stop “City Road/Clarendon Street”) towards St Kilda. Hop off at Armstrong Street and within seconds you’ve reached Middle Park Beach.

Sandridge Beach

Easy-peasy: the 234 bus (from our doorstep) drops you just a few hundred metres from the beach. Hop off at Garden City and cross The Boulevard!

 

Organise the perfect beach date with Urban Central!

A trip to the beach is an absolute must. If you’re planning a trip to Melbourne, make sure you pack all the beach necessities!

Of course, before you start packing your bathers and beach towels, you’ll need to arrange a place to stay. Somewhere in a great location, affordable… and most importantly, a place you can reach Melbourne’s best beaches easily!

Getting to the beach is easy when you stay at Urban Central. We offer affordable, fully-furnished rooms for every occasion, whether you’re travelling alone, with the family, or with your best mates. Explore our room types here.

If you’re coming down to Melbourne - whether it’s for the beach or otherwise - make sure you book your accommodation at Urban Central today!