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!
A beach shelter at Sandridge Life Saving Club
View along Port Melbourne Beach
Part of the original Princes Pier from 1912
The newly refurbished Princes Pier is well worth a wander down.
The newly refurbished Princes Pier is well worth a wander down to view the bare pylons under what was the original pier.
Highrise apartments from Princes Pier
One of a pair of lighthouses in Port Melbourne
Water sports with Station Pier in background. Unusual to have no ships in.
Beacon Cove Light Rail
Side pier that overlooks Station Pier
Pier near Port Melbourne Life Saving Club
Victoria Hotel at the corner of Kerford Rd
Heritage buildings on Beaconsfield Pde
West Beach Bathers Pavilion
The Catani Gardens, an icon on the St Kilda map and an oasis of shade in summer.
The Royal Melbourne Yacht Squadron with a history of almost 140 years.
Monuments on the foreshore
View from St Kilda Pier to Melbourne