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Summer is Coming! – Melbourne’s Best Beaches for Sunbaking

Jay Martin – The Veggo Adventurer

You can feel it in the air; the mercury in the southern hemisphere is on the rise. After a cold and dreary winter the expectedly hot summer will be a welcome change for the residents of the windy city.

If you’re keen to get some a bit of a colour back to your pale, winter skin, why not head on down to one of the many beaches along Port Phillip Bay for a swim and a bit of sunbaking.

St Kilda Beach


Melbourne’s most famous and most popular beach is only kilometers from the heart of the city. On any sunny day you’ll find its waters and the parklands beside it packed with a mix of people, enjoying the weather.

Aside from swimming, you’ll also see people windsurfing, sailing, jet skiing, water skiing, and kite surfing there. Grab lunch at one of the many cafes and eateries along the Esplanade before heading in to cool off at the beach.

Brighton Beach


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A bit further away from the city but easily accessible via the Sandringham train line, you’ll find Brighton Beach. This beach is famous for the 90 very brightly coloured bathing boxes that line the shore. The boxes are all owned by residents of Brighton and have sold for as much as AU$260,000.

Come on down for some pictures by the famous boxes, and then enjoy the clean, clear blue waters and picturesque view of the Melbourne city skyline.

Sandringham Beach


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If you’re looking for a bit more space to lie beside the bay, continue down the Sandringham train line all the way to the last stop. Sandringham Beach isn’t overly popular with locals or tourists so it’s a great place to relax and enjoy the weather.

The atmosphere is more relaxed then at the aforementioned beaches, and is great for families with young children or those who just want to forget the worries of the work week and enjoy the sound of the water lapping at the shore.


jayJay Martin was born in Brisbane, Australia, but has spent his life traversing the world in search of excitement and freedom. From tearing up the slopes in Canada, the U.S. and New Zealand to backpacking across Europe and living the high-life in Asia, there’s always a new challenge on the horizon for this intrepid adventurer.

After graduating from the University of Queensland with a BBM (Marketing), and working at a few advertising agencies, Jay went out to start his own digital marketing firm. Assisting other businesses build their brands through the development of interesting and exciting content has helped him fine-tune his own passion for writing.

He is currently based between Hong Kong and Australia, with his job allowing him the freedom to travel and work from wherever his next escapade begins- as long as they have internet there.