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Melbourne is situated on Port Phillip Bay and the best beaches that are safe for swimming can be found all around this horse shoe bay.

Rugged back beaches can be found all along the Victorian south ocean coast and all offer wonderful memorable family experiences.

Whether it be to beachcombe, surf, swim or just enjoy a family picnic, the beach is in my opinion the best place to spend quality time with the family.

Rye Foreshore Front Beach Mornington Peninsular

Rye foreshore front beach on the Mornington Peninsular compliments of Steve Curle

Beach huts at Chelsea Beach

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.

Great family memories of times spent with my family at Melbourne's top beaches and 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...

  • Safe to swim at.
  • Patrolled during the busy summer season by our amazing Lifesavers.
  • The soft sand is cleaned regularly.
  • There is shade to get relief from the hot Australian sun.
  • There are adequate and clean toilets.
  • There is a Kiosk for refreshments and a great Foreshore restaurant.
  • A modernized pier to wander along or fish from.
  • A fantastic children's playground.
  • Boat hire and boat launching ramps.
  • It is easy to watch your children.

Family Playing At The Beach

Family playing at the beach

Have you had the opportunity to enjoy a day at the beach with your family?

If so I would love you to share the memory of your experience.

I love to visit the beach and watch the kids playing in the sand, the water and collecting sea shells.

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 m mind on what is important in my life. Usually I come home with a few treasures to help jog me back should I wander off track again.

I still do, years later... shells and Sea Glass.

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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?

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Read Other Family Beaches Reviews

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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