Melbourne has numerous beaches to enjoy on a sunny day. In fact, Victoria being such a compact state, you can find almost countless beaches to the southwest and east of the city within a few hours drive.
Beaches close to the city and accessible by tram, train and buses include St Kilda and Brighton Beaches.
To the east of Melbourne is the Mornington Peninsula, Phillip Island and the Wilsons Promontory National Park. Mornington Peninsula has a further choice in beaches, along the ocean side or Port Phillip Bay.
South west of the city of Melbourne there is the Great Ocean Road. Running along the coast of Victoria there are a myriad of beaches to suit every taste. Surf beaches, calm beaches, solitude beaches, beaches backed by sleepy fishing villages or bustling towns catering for the many visitors. Fish and Chips, in fact all kinds of fresh tasty seafood are easy to find at the towns along the way. You can even fish, take charter boats or tour. See the Map showing the Great Ocean Road: shows location of places along the Great Ocean Road.
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In the far north east of the State, still within a comfortable day’s drive is the Gippsland region. Just getting here takes you past wonderful scenery. Beaches here include Ninety Mile Beach and wonderful national treasures including the Croajingolong National Park.
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Accommodation in Victoria along the coast includes budget to trendy hotels, mountain and beach resorts, roadside motels, backpackers and conveniently located caravan parks along the way.
Main Photo: Brighton Beach, one of the many beaches that stretch along Phillip Bay
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