Find a beach

Find details about City of Port Phillip's beautiful 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. Our beaches can be accessed by public transport, with lots of great walking and cycling trails.

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

As part of our beach pride, we ensure regular beach cleaning and that we work to reduce our stormwater pollution.

For information about the accessibility features on the foreshore, visit the Accessible Beaches web page.

Foreshore Map & Summer Guide

View the City of Port Phillip Foreshore and Facilities Map and the Summer Foreshore Guide below.

Foreshore Map (PDF 186KB)

Summer Foreshore Guide (PDF 901KB)

Summer Foreshore Guide (DOCX 372 KB)

City of Port Phillip Foreshore Map showing dog access, amenities and water zones

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

People in the water and enjoying Sandridge Beach with the City skyline in the distance

Sandridge Beach with CBD in background

Still water surrounding the lighthouse at Beacon Cove

Beacon Cove (courtesy S.K. Westmore)

Port Melbourne Beach

Wide sand beaches, dunal areas and grass areas dotted with palm trees, make this a truly beautiful beach. Close to the 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

Tree surrounded by the foreshore path running along the stone wall and dunal vegetation

Port Melbourne dunal vegetation

Port Melbourne bandstand rotunda provides a viewing platform over the Bay towards the Pier with the Spirit of Tasmania docked

Port Melbourne Bandstand Rotunda

South Melbourne / Middle Park Beach

This popular beach and picturesque Kerferd Road Pier is well recognised by families, sunbathers, anglers, volleyball players 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

Clear white sand and the Bay in Middle Park

Middle Park beach

Outdoor seating and fitness station equipment

Outdoor Fitness Station South Melbourne

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

Couple sitting near palm trees and watching the sun setting on St Kilda Promenade with St Kilda marina in the distance

St Kilda Promenade and Beach

Women wading through the water on St Kilda West dog beach with two dogs off leash and the St Kilda Pier in the background.

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

Bike path and footpath curving around Elwood beach and Bay looking towards the Elwood Life Saving Club

Elwood Beach

Cyclists on foreshore trail stopped in Elwood looking out to the Bay

Elwood Foreshore

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.

Visit: www.watersafety.vic.gov.au

EPA beach report

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

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.

Life Saving Victoria

There are five clubs that patrol our beaches to keep them safe. See Life Saving Victoria's page for more information.

Life Saving Victoria has the mission to prevent aquatic related death and injury 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 Sports

Lifesaving sport combining fitness and social fun for ages from 6 to adults. Activities include twilight and weekend competitions, and individual and team competition to improve skills in lifesaving.

For enquires and more information please see the Life Saving Victoria Sports.

Nippers

Fun, educational and social fitness that teaches beach safety and first aid skills to children. Nippers programs are for ages five to 13 years.

Nippers are located in Port Melbourne (next to Sandridge Beach), with clubs at Elwood, Port Melbourne, Sandridge, South Melbourne and St Kilda.

For more information, please see Life Saving Victoria Nippers.

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