Melbourne beach hike: Brighton to Port Melbourne

Middle Brighton train station

Melbourne beach hike: Brighton to Port Melbourne

Middle Brighton train station
3 h 5 m
12.34 km
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Beginning near Brighton's famed bathing boxes, this delightful 12km walk traces the Bay Trail all the way to Port Melbourne via Elwood and St Kilda. A great, Melbourne day out!

Melbourne beach hike: Brighton to Port Melbourne

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This walk takes in one of Melbourne's most iconic and most photographed sites; the Brighton Bathing boxes. It then snakes along the popular Bay Trail for 12km - past Point Ormond, Elwood, Luna Park, St Kilda Pier all the way to Port Melbourne.

START this public-transport-friendly walk from Middle Brighton train station on the Sandringham Line (Black Street, Brighton).

You may wish to finish your adventure with a meal of Fish and Chips as you watch the big vessels roll into Station Pier.

Thanks to photographer Jim Zapsalis (@Walking_Perspective) for allowing us to use his photographs for some of the stops along this great bayside walk. See more of Jim's photos at the link.


Points of Interest

1. Bathing Boxes (Photo: Jim Zapsalis)

These little wooden huts can fetch upwards of $300,000 at auction! They're easy to spot after you make your way down onto the beach.

2. Luna Park (Photo: Shaqyl Shamsudheen)

Another Melbourne icon! (Photo: Sourced at Unsplash)

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3. Elwood beach

Just one of many lovely beaches to stroll along. Photo: Shabilah Syed Owais

4. Trail or beach?

You can of course choose to walk along the beach, grass or along the Bay Trail (a shared path with cyclists). Photo: Shabilah Syed Owais

5. Views over the bay (Photo: Jim Zapsalis)

Perfect for those sunset moments! Check out this great shot from Princes Pier of people making the most of the bay breezes.


Historical Interest Historical Interest
Coast/River/Lake Coast/River/Lake
Park(s)/Garden(s) Park(s)/Garden(s)
General General
Public Transport Public Transport
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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