Port Melbourne to St Kilda

230 The Boulevard, Port Melbourne VIC 3207, Australia

Port Melbourne to St Kilda

230 The Boulevard, Port Melbourne VIC 3207, Australia
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1 h 33 m
6.24 km
Easy
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Summary

Walk from Port Melbourne along the foreshore past cafes and lifesaving clubs to Catani Gardens in St Kilda with all its delights.

Port Melbourne to St Kilda

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Start at the Sandridge Lifesaving Club where there is parking if you want to leave your car. Walk along the glorious foreshore of Port Melbourne Beach, past reminders of past piers etched with dates and names. Gaze at the many highrise apartment buildings with great views over the bay.
The newly refurbished Princes Pier is well worth a wander down to view the bare pylons under what was the original pier. Not enough money to finish the job unfortunately.
Station Pier is used by cruise ships from all around the world and the ‘Spirit of Tasmania’, which ferries cars, trucks and people to and from Tasmania.
The Beacon Cove Light Rail station is just outside the Beacon Cove Food Store and runs into the City of Melbourne.
The walking path follows the beach past Port Melbourne Yacht Club and Life Saving Club and the South Melbourne Life Saving Club with a few cafes on the way. Remember to look across Beaconsfield Pde to some of the most magnificent heritage buildings in the area.
Just past the West Beach Bathers Pavilion is the Catani Gardens, an icon on the St Kilda map and an oasis of shade in summer. Pass the Royal Melbourne Yacht Squadron with a history of almost 140 years to the infamous St Kilda Pier.
Climb the walkway to The Esplanade where there’s a market on Sundays or walk along the pier to the restaurant at the end. Your choice!

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Points of Interest

1. Sandridge Life Saving Club

A beach shelter at Sandridge Life Saving Club

2. Port Melbourne Beach

View along Port Melbourne Beach

3. Part of the original Princes Pier from 1912

Part of the original Princes Pier from 1912

4. Princes Pier building

The newly refurbished Princes Pier is well worth a wander down.

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5. Original Princes Pier pylons

The newly refurbished Princes Pier is well worth a wander down to view the bare pylons under what was the original pier.

6. Highrise apartments from Princes Pier

Highrise apartments from Princes Pier

7. Lighthouse

One of a pair of lighthouses in Port Melbourne

8. Water sports

Water sports with Station Pier in background. Unusual to have no ships in.

9. Beacon Cove Light Rail

Beacon Cove Light Rail

10. Station Pier

Station Pier

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11. Side pier

Side pier that overlooks Station Pier

12. Pier near Port Melbourne Life Saving Club

Pier near Port Melbourne Life Saving Club

13. Victoria Hotel

Victoria Hotel at the corner of Kerford Rd

14. Heritage buildings

Heritage buildings on Beaconsfield Pde

15. West Beach Bathers Pavilion

West Beach Bathers Pavilion

16. Catani Gardens

The Catani Gardens, an icon on the St Kilda map and an oasis of shade in summer.

17. Royal Melbourne Yacht Squadron

The Royal Melbourne Yacht Squadron with a history of almost 140 years.

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18. Monuments on the foreshore

Monuments on the foreshore

19. View from St Kilda Pier to Melbourne

View from St Kilda Pier to Melbourne

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Features

Historical Interest Historical Interest
Local Treasures Local Treasures
Art and Culture Art and Culture
Coast/River/Lake Coast/River/Lake
Park(s)/Garden(s) Park(s)/Garden(s)
Public Transport Public Transport
Playground Playground
Picnic Spot Picnic Spot
Drinking Water Available Drinking Water Available
Seating Available Seating Available
Public toilets Public toilets
Pram friendly Pram friendly

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