St. Kilda Beach

St. Kilda Beach, St Kilda: Address, Phone Number, St. Kilda Beach Reviews: 4/5

St. Kilda Beach
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Long, well-maintained and clean beach just outside Melbourne, lined with markets, amusement parks and nightclubs.
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Swell Traveller
Melbourne, Australia3,769 contributions
St Kilda Beach is a place I visit often, most recently today. [It always has something happening, especially in the warmer months.]

I walk along the beach itself which is cleaned every day and is tranquil on a quiet day like today or on blowy days is quite amazing with the waves sweeping on an angle across the foreshore. Quite amazing to view when walking along the pier too.

When I am on the beach I do a range of things from photography [see photos], exercise and meditate. In the the Summer I am inclined to swim as the water isn't too deep and pretty clear to see the bottom. Plus it is very safe. The sand has many small shells and seaweed so I recommend wearing runners or flip flops for safety.

Along the beach-line there is a combination wooden / concrete boardwalk. It is a shared space between pedestrians and anything on wheels. Along the the shared paths are places to sit and view the beach - some concrete seats, some wooden and grassy areas - you can choose what suits your needs. It is something I do often sometimes with a good book and a take away coffee.

My 3 favourite things to do at St Kilda Beach are:
1. Buying fish and chips from one of the places along the boardwalk and eating on the grassy area or the sand. [The seagulls become your best friend when you have food and can get cheeky!]
2. Watching the kite riders do tricks on the water [see photo]
3. Walking from Luna Park end all the way long the walking path to lookout hill towards Elwood or the opposite way down to Port Melbourne where the ferry comes in. For exercise, it is a great walk.

Currently there are restrictions, so if you do come here for exercise stay no longer than an hour, by yourself or with a 1 friend. Remember social distancing and have a great time.

TIP: getting there: plenty of trams, taxi or find one of the free 4 hour parking areas [or if you can walk!]
Written April 7, 2020
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Adrian Jackson
Greater Melbourne, Australia26 contributions
St Kilda and other nearby beaches, which are owned by the state government, but managed by Port Phillip City Council need to be kept clean and tidy at all times, particularily over Summer. While the council has put extra bin on the beach it is better for beach visitors to take there rubbish home with them. Bring it in then take it out like what is done in Victoria's state parks and the Royal Botanic Gardens, Melbourne. Port Phillip ratepayers fund rubbish collection on our 9 km of beaches so all locals and other visitors, including tourists do your bit.Glass and alcohol is banned all year round on Port Phillip beaches and cigarette (cancer) butts should be taken home or binned and not litter the sand. Butts can be washed into the bay and kill wild life. Dogs are not welcome in Summer and at other designated times. Boats and motorised jet skis are not permitted on or approach all beaches either except were allowed in designated places like near St Kilda Marina.
Written January 1, 2020
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Traveller
Melbourne, Australia11,353 contributions
My wife and I visited this place after walking on St Kilda Pier. It is nice to have a sandy beach so close to the city.

It has been many years since we visited this place, as our previous focus was on overseas travel before the Covid 19 pandemic ended the golden era of overseas travel.

The latest Covid lockdown number six in Melbourne will end soon. We have booked accommodation for six trips in various parts of Regional Victoria over the next six months to celebrate the end of the long lockdown.
Written October 24, 2021
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Tommo
Melbourne, Australia46,544 contributions
Whilst the beeach is far from the best beach Ive ever seen the vibe and ambiance is lovely with beach side cafes, ice creameries etc.

The advantage is the closeness to the city and easy accessability by public transport.

There is a small market on Sundays and Ackland St is not far away.

We were at Beachcombers Cafe where the great ambiance on the beach did not match the service received.
Written October 31, 2021
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Jeffry b
Essendon, Australia10,944 contributions
St Kilda Beach is close to the City, only 6 km, (just under 4 miles). It's said to be Melbourne's most popular bay beach. The 96 Tram will drop you at the beach. The beach is a favourite spot for sunbakers, the water is usually good for swimming. It is not a surf beach, it is usually quite placid. The beach has white sand, it's around 700 metres long (around 2,300 feet). The beach fronts Port Phillip Bay, along Jacka Boulevard. The beach is usually sheltered but the westerly wind can be strong at times. St Kilda Beach is a popular gathering place on warm days. If you want a refresher, there are oodles of coffee shops nearby.
Written April 19, 2020
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1972TravelGirl
San Francisco, CA139 contributions
Family
Nice Promenade with lovely eateries along the way. A very enjoyable day. The kids loved playing in the sand and we felt safe. The beach is fairly clean minus the cigarette butts. What’s up with all the smoking?

We also bought 2dollar sunblock at the beach comber after enjoying gelato. Smart offering Beach Comber!

Highly recommend.

Written February 19, 2020
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621p
Sydney, Australia10 contributions
This is a trendy place that earns it's reputation from being grungy. It has a long history of dubious characters walking the streets and good spaggetti at 5.00 a.m. in the morning - in it's hey day. Beach is more like a swamp. Even if there was no covid - I'd take hand sanitizer. Good for street wise young people - not mature. People with compromised immune systems or any levels of social anxiety should avoid! The only day worth goin is Sunday when a market lines the beach road.
Written June 12, 2020
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TraceyC62
Burpengary, Australia116 contributions
Visited St Kilda Beach over the weekend after Christmas around 5 in the afternoon, so as you would expect very busy. The beach itself is very nice, but as we come from Queensland nothing special for us. If however you do not live near the beach. then you would appreciate it far more. We walked along the beach, out on the pier and then had dinner at a lovely restaurant. Caught the tram from the city out and back, which was easy and cheap. Would recommend a visit, if only to say you have been there.
Written January 5, 2020
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Jeffry b
Essendon, Australia10,944 contributions
Friends
St Klida Beach is Melbourne's iconic beach. In days gone by, it was a beach frequented by 'New Australians,' these days its a place for St Kilda's diverse community to soak up some rays. St Kilda Beach has always been a bit different from other Bay beaches. St Kilda is an iconic beach, not spectacular, but different. It says "Melbourne."
Written August 19, 2021
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Susan C
Melbourne, Australia596 contributions
Couples
St Kilda Beach is always busy and especially so on the warm Australia Day weekend when we visited. The white sand and shallow waters attract many beach lovers while others paddle board, wind and kite surf. There are a number of companies that offer lessons and hire equipment. There are extensive walking and cycling paths and many close-by eateries as well as the iconic St Kilda Pier which is perfect for a stroll and offers great views of Melbourne. One of my favourite places to visit.
Written February 27, 2021
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