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Local Beaches

Our spectacular foreshore extends for 11.16 kilometres from Port Melbourne, through St Kilda to Elwood. Our beaches are among the most popular in Melbourne for recreation and provide an important habitat for indigenous vegetation and wildlife..

Facilities include cycle and pedestrian pathways, boating and sporting facilities, restaurants, pavilions, children's playgrounds, BBQs, public toilets and car parking.

For information about the accessibility features on the foreshore, visit the Foreshore Disability Access web page.

Read, download or print the Summer Foreshore Guide or the City of Port Phillip Foreshore and Facilities Map below.

City of Port Phillip
Summer Foreshore Guide
City of Port Phillip
Foreshore and Facilities Map


Sandridge Beach

A quiet residential beach with views to the city, the Piers, playground and BBQ areas makes this a great place to bring the family. Beacon Cove also offers restaurants whilst Perc White Reserve and the Webb Dock Trail is highly valued for its regional significant native vegetation as a coastal nature reserve and for passive recreation.

Map of Sandridge Beach location

Images of Sandridge Beach


L - R  Sandridge Beach with CBD in background, Webb Dock Trail, Sandridge Beach

L - R  Beacon Cove (courtesy S.K. Westmore), Perc White Reserve, Superb Fairy Wren.

Port Melbourne Beach

Wide sand beaches, dunal areas and grass areas dotted with palm trees, make this a truly beautiful beach. Close to CBD and public transport, its walking paths, bike paths and beach tennis makes it popular for residents and visitors alike.

Map of Port Melbourne Beach location


L - R    Port Melbourne Dunal Vegetation, Bandstand Rotunda, The 'Spirit of Tasmania' at Station Pier 

South Melbourne / Middle Park Beach

This popular beach and picturesque Kerferd Road Pier is well recognised by families, sunbathers, anglers, volley ballers and swimmers alike. It also plays host to a playground, cafés, new public toilets and exercise stations. Council worked with the state government Department of Sustainability and Environment (DSE) to protect and maintain the $5 million renourished Middle Park beach.

Map of South Melbourne / Middle Park Beach location



St Kilda Beach

Cosmopolitan St Kilda Beach is one of Melbourne's most popular attractions. The historic pier, summer sporting and music events, kite boarding, cafes and restaurants, nightlife and multi use promenade, provides something for everyone.

Map of St Kilda Beach location


L - R     St Kilda Foreshore Promenade,

L - R     St Kilda Promenade Boardwalk,  St Kilda Pier, West Beach St Kilda

Elwood Beach

The beautiful Elwood foreshore with its bridges, walking paths, bike paths, coastal vegetation, BBQ areas, lifesaving club, sailing and angling clubs, sea scouts, and restaurant and kiosks is a great place to take the family. Council has worked with the state government Department of Sustainability and Environment (DSE) to invest $3 million to renourish the beach from erosion and filter stormwater flows. 

Map of Elwood Beach location


L - R    View to CBD from Point Ormond, Point Ormond Pedestrian Path, Elwood Foreshore Bike and Pedestrian Path

L - R     Norfolk Island Pines, Elwood Foreshore,  Elwood Beach


Visitor Information

Summer in the city - No glass or cigarettes are allowed on our beaches

Beach and Street Cleaning 

Dogs on Beaches -

Boating and Swimming Zones

Leave the car at home - sustainable transport

Resident parking permits

Foreshore Parking Permits


External Information

Water Safety - 'Play it Safe by the Water'

This Victorian Government website promotes water safety at the beach, pool and inland waters, through education and awareness. The site has lots of useful information and tips, including how a rip works and an excellent kids education section.  

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EPA beach report

The Environment Protection Authority (EPA) provides a beach report detailing beach conditions including water quality, rubbish, and stormwater discharge.

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Recreational Boating - Transport Safety Victoria

Transport Safety Victoria (TSV) is the State's marine safety agency and is responsible for recreational boating operations & licencing, boating safety and awareness. The MSV website has the Recreational Boating Handbook in 9 languages, practice tests online for boats and personal water crafts and the 'Where to Go Boating in Victoria' Online Map and more.

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Life Saving Victoria

Life Saving Victoria (est. 2002) is an initiative of the Royal Life Saving Society Australia Victoria Branch (est. 1904) and Surf Life Saving Victoria (est. 1947). It has the mission to prevent aquatic related death and injury in all Victorian communities and the vision that all Victorians will learn water safety, swimming and resuscitation, and be provided with safe beaches, water environments and aquatic venues.

Life Saving Victoria will achieve this by working with its members, communities, educational institutions, governments, and other organisations in the provision of best practice education, surveillance and rescue, training, and risk management services.

Life Saving Victoria is forging new lifesaving and water safety initiatives.  There are five clubs that patrol our beaches to keep them safe. See Life Saving Victoria's page for more information.  


BOM weather report

The Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) provides up to date weather forecasts and coastal warnings. Remember to check the conditions before you go boating or fishing. 

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Contact Foreshore

Telephone : ASSIST (03) 9209 6777
Email :
Mail : Foreshore, City of Port Phillip, Private Bag No. 3, St Kilda PO VIC 3182

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