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“An easy reach to relax” 4 of 5 stars
Review of St. Kilda Beach

St. Kilda Beach
Jacka Boulevard, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Ranked #62 of 203 attractions in Melbourne
Type: Beaches
Activities: Watching sunrise/sunset
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Owner description: Long, well-maintained and clean beach just outside Melbourne, lined with markets, amusement parks and nightclubs.
Hong Kong, China
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“An easy reach to relax”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2012

St Kilda is conveniently located and can be reached by tram from CBD Melbourne within half an hour. The beach is not too crowded when we visited in September. Yet, unlike the Dockland area in CBD Melbourne, all the restaurants are open and we have a wide variety of restaurants to choose from. Frankly speaking, the views of the beach are not particularly stunning but there is a bonus to see some penguins if you arrive there at the right time. One shortcoming is that there are not sufficient signage to direct visitors to the main beach and we have got off at the wrong tram stop and have to walk a long distance to reach the more beautiful one. We suggest that visitors get off at the Luna Park stop if they mainly wish to visit the beach.

Visited September 2012
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Melbourne, Australia
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“A Melbourne icon, and for good reason.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2012

The beautiful, ancient palm trees, the fresh breezes off the Esplanade, the market and the nearby cafes......Who could ask for more?

Visited October 2011
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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“Great views, great places to eat”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2012

Easy to get to on a tram. Don't recommend taking your car and parking there, after a recent hefty parking fine. The parking availability is atrocious! Yummy restaurants and nice beach side walks.

Visited January 2012
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Melbourne, Australia
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“For tourists only”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2012

I suppose it's like going to Bondi Beach in Sydney - people flock to St Kilda because that's what's publicised. But for better sand, cleaner water and fewer crowds the beaches south of St Kilda are well worth the trip.

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Greymouth
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“Hip, Vibrant and relaxing”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2012

Our second visit to St Kilda and where we choose to base ourselves. Close to the beach so nice for walking and close to Acland Street for cafes and shopping. Every encounter with people, all friendly and helpful. Plenty to see and do - beach, pier, shopping, people watching.

Visited August 2012
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