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Beaches near Melbourne?

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Beaches near Melbourne?

What are the names of the best beaches in/near Melbourne?

Broadford, Australia
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1. Re: Beaches near Melbourne?

What do you mean by "best"?

Cleanest, widest, closest to CBD, best toilet facilities,cafes close by, clothing optional, good parking?

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2. Re: Beaches near Melbourne?

And what sort of beach - bayside for swimming and paddling or surf beach?

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3. Re: Beaches near Melbourne?

Melbourne itself doesn't have typical surf beaches, but instead Bayside Beaches. There are plenty of these starting from Port Melbourne, St Kilda etc which are easy to get to.

If you're willing to travel an hour or so outside of Melbourne there are plenty of surf beaches that I think are so much nicer than any of the bayside offerings.

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4. Re: Beaches near Melbourne?

Yes, agree with spazwok, our inner city beaches are not really beaches. IMHO , they are not really nice and beware of the syringes at St. Kilda beach. Will you have a car?

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5. Re: Beaches near Melbourne?

personally i like cheviot beach on the ocean side of the mornington peninsula.

but beware of chinese submarines.

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6. Re: Beaches near Melbourne?

One doesn't simply walk into Mordor... er, I mean one doesn't particularly go to Melbourne for its beaches... so some more info would help, as in, you'll be in Melbourne anyway and want to know where's convenient to the city for a nice swim? you are coming to Melbourne for a summer holiday and want to know which beachy location is the tourist must-do? you are writing a Mills and Boon novel and want to know the place names to include in your Aussie fantasy? you want to know where to go for a shark free rip-free sub-free (naughty lien!) dip? you want to know where do all the Melburnians go to see and be seen? etc.

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