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Melbourne is situated on a horse shoe shaped bay called Port Phillip Bay. Some of Victoria's best swimming beaches can be found all around the bay's coastline.
Some of the foreshore is flat and easily accessible, whilst other beaches can be accessed with a short climb down from the cliff face. Suburbs that have been built along the bays coastline have also built excellent foreshore parks and accessible pathways, making these areas excellent places to spend time with the family at anytime of the year.
Rugged back beaches can be found all along the Victorian southern ocean coastline. Each one of these beaches offer different experiences to enjoy. Whether it be to rock climb, beachcombe, surf, swim or just enjoy a family picnic, these beaches make for excellent day trips to take the family on.
I grew up in Melbourne where most school holidays were spent at the beach. If you weren't swimming in the clear, cool waters of Port Phillip Bay, then you were climbing over the rocky shorelines of Melbourne's back beaches.
I started my love affair with sea, salt and crystal clear water at a very early age. When I finally got the chance to share my love affair with my family, I was thrilled. I have great memories of times spent with my own family at Melbourne's top beaches. I still have all the photos to browse through, when I get the inclination.
My favorite beach these days is Frankston.
It is an excellent example of one of Melbourne's best family beaches because it is...
When I was a youngster I used to love walking along the sand and collecting sea shells. I find that the process clears my head and refocuses my mind on what is important in my life. Do you feel the same way? Usually I arrive home with a few treasures to help jog me back should I wander off track again.
These day my favourite past time is collecting Sea Glass and old, worn pottery shards. I hope to turn the collection into a fun hobby in the near future.
Use the form below to record your family beaches experience. Read below how others have shared their fun time at the beach. Your story will appear on it's own page, like the others, on the website here. You can share your page and story in your social media platforms. Once the page is up on the site here, you will have a url (page address) to direct your friends and family to. Something fun to do if you have relatives overseas.
I love the beach, do you?
What is the best family beach you have ever found?
Where is it and why is it your favourite?
My favourite family beach is Frankston, can you top that one?
Click on the links below to see some great reviews about fantastic family beaches. They were all written by other visitors to this page.
Cable Beach, Broome
I have been to Broome on a few different trips and it was lovely - bright blue waters, red rock formations and the endless, sandy Cable Beach. You'd …
Day of sailing
I got married in 2007 and my son decided to take the family sailing. My husband has a very large family so we had to charter two catamarans for …
Long Bay Beach, BVI
I live in the territory of the British Virgin Islands, on the main island called Tortola. This beautiful beach is located on Beef Island …
Sunrise on Redcliff Beach
I had to show you this. It was the last day of our holidays and I had decided that I just had to get a photo of the sunrise down at the beach. Redcliff …
Cottesloe Beach, Perth, Western Australia
A great beach. Friendly people. Many facilities. A wonderful experience. For me Cottesloe beach has to be one of Australia's greatest …
My Best Family Beach is Balnarring
Every year the kids swim at Balnarring beach . It's always quiet and when the tide's out you can ramble on the rocks and find marine life. If the …
Roadknight Beach, Anglesea Not rated yet
Roadknight Beach at Anglesea on Victoria's Great Ocean Road is our favourite beach! I've been visiting the Great Ocean Road since I was a kid, …
Portsea Not rated yet
Just great. Reply I agree Gaffy, Loved just touring around and wandering the beaches. Regards, Marylyn(SuperNan)
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