The best beaches in, and around, Melbourne
Whether you’re into swimming, surfing or simply relaxing on the sand, there are plenty of beaches either in Melbourne, or only a short drive away.
Melbourne might not have the same sun-kissed reputation as some of Australia’s other cities to the north, but that doesn’t stop locals and tourists hitting the beach whenever the temperature allows.
Port Phillip Bay and the Mornington Peninsula are dotted with beaches, some perfect for swimming, others for quiet relaxation, and plenty still great for families.
Be sure to catch up on your beach safety first and always swim between the red and yellow flags.
It’s not just humans that enjoy a bit of sand and surf - there are plenty of top dog beaches in Melbourne as well.