Port Melbourne Beach
Port Melbourne Beach
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leon c
2 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2022 • Friends
I have lived in Port Melbourne for the last 12 months and will soon be moving away to find better water. The beach is regularly polluted by yara river water runoff and is subject to a lot of trash washing up in brown foamy water. I think the pollution attracts jellyfish as there are often large swarms to be seen, and impossible to avoid when in the water. On hot days it is also very crowded with jetskis driving at dangerous speeds, so not safe for swimmers or families. All other reviews focus on beach walking and cafes, but fail to mention the poor swiming conditions noted above... you'll note this for yourself when at the beach there will be hardly anyone in the water, especially not locals. Only fooolish tourists who will end up with gastro or jellyfish stings will go for a swim. Best also to wear shoes as the sand is full of broken glass and occasional needles washed up from city drug users. I would recommend any other beach that is located further from the yara river pollution and city influences. I would also note that due to the large number of dogs on the beach, there is usually dog droppings and pee all around, and little sign of native bird life. This is truely an urban beach for those with no eye for detail.
Written January 2, 2022
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Jeffry b
Essendon, Australia14,057 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2021
Port Melbourne Beach is only 3 km (2 miles) south-west from the Melbourne CBD. You can see the Port of Melbourne and the West Gate Bridge from the shore. Port Melbourne Beach is popular with locals and visitors alike. The Sandridge Dog Beach is an off-leash dog beach. There are also BBQ facilities and playgrounds. Just remember to pop on a leash on your pooch if you are near the playground, or any other place with children
Written July 16, 2021
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Tania C
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1.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022 • Business
Port Melbourne the place to go to die and then walk your chihuahua in front of traffic that have the green light. Where to go for locals to intimidate you because you might be driving too slow. Don’t get me started on the food establishments … ok, I’m started. If you like over priced meals and to be spoken down to then this is the place for you otherwise avoid like the plague and head to St Kilda.
Written October 25, 2022
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Jeffry b
Essendon, Australia14,057 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2021
We have some friends who live opposite Station Pier. When we visit, we take a walk along the beach. It is clean and we have noticed that in recent years the beach is being revegetated. Princes Pier is interesting, but it lacks the iconic status of Station Pier, where many European migrants took their first steps in Australia. Port Melbourne Beach is one of the more welcoming Bay beaches. At certain times of the year it is an off-leash dog beach. By the way, you can always pick up a cup of coffee along the way
Written March 13, 2021
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S4nnyBunny
Melbourne1,876 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2021
Lovely quiet beach that is generally clean, safe & picturesque. Great place to go for a walk and with Bay St nearby you have plenty of pubs & restaurants if you want a bite to eat. Princes Pier is also a great iconic place to take some great photos, sit & relax. A much better option than the crowded and overrated St.Kilda beach.
Written February 25, 2021
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SAB5859
Banff, UK4,389 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Couples
We had a walk past the Port Melbourne Beach and it looks a decent beach. It’s right next to Station Pier and close to the tram station into the city of Melbourne.
Written February 26, 2020
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Swell Traveller
Melbourne, Australia3,769 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2020
Port Melbourne Beach is a safe and clean beach, popular with locals and tourists alike. It is sandwiched between New Beach and South Melbourne Beach. The Port Of Melbourne can be seen from here as well as the West Gate Bridge. Station and Princes Piers are within walking distance, and the Spirit of Tasmania docks in this area too.

Parking is found along the foreshore and nearby streets - be advised check for permit zones [can't park there] and car park pay stations [may need an app, credit card or coins]. There is a tram stop in the vicinity of this area - Number one.

It is the perfect place for beach tennis, exercise, photography and swimming. It is family-friendly, and parts of the beach allow dogs off the leash certain time of the year, so be sure to check 'Maps Melbourne' or signage as you enter.

There are plenty of benches to sit on, small rotundas to shelter under or watch the ferry come in/leave plus small cafes scattered along the foreshore.

Recommended items to bring if swimming - towel, hat, flip flops, insect repellent and sunscreen.
Written October 14, 2020
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Julie J
Caboolture, Australia2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2018
Air BNB is the place to check out on that special weekend away to unwind and relax like the gorgeous Port Melbourne overlooking the serene sea pier and the morning fisherman, swimmers and cyclists not forgetting an impromptu wedding procession at the beach! A majestic sight to behold .
Written October 9, 2018
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peterhay2018
Melbourne, Australia424 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2019 • Couples
Port melbourne beach is well worth a visit , easy access from light rail from the city and lots of shops along Bay Street nearby. Lots of sand and good views to station pier and lots of ships that dock there
Written March 19, 2019
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platypus150
Melbourne, Australia27,727 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2019 • Solo
It is mostly overlooked, but is really close to town by the #109 tram. The beach is wide, sandy and clean. There are public toilets nearby, plus cafes and restaurants. The low number of people coming here makes it less crowded than elsewhere and is only challenged by pollution after recent rains wash pollution down the Yarra.
Written January 26, 2019
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