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This is a selection of picnic places that will guarantee that your picnic at the beach was the best choice for your family outing.

Melbourne beaches are top places to take the family as they are always kept pristine and safe.

Most of them have had free foreshore gas BBQ's installed which makes picnicking an even more pleasant experience.

These are usually build undercover or with at least some form of weather protection.

The local councils sometimes install children's playgrounds nearby where, as you are cooking up the feast, the little ones can play and build up their appetities.


Updated and upgraded amenity blocks usually close by and a pristine beach to frollock in all day long, what more could you ask for.

Melbourne's beaches have to be the most wonderful places to visit with the whole family creating fond memories to cherish forever. I have fantastic memories of many hours spent down by the seaside munching on warm watermelon and sand filled sandwiches, loved every minute of those times.

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Top Beach Picnic Spots Around Melbourne


   St Kilda Foreshore   

St Kilda foreshore Melbourne Australia

St Kilda Beach is one of Melbourne's most popular attractions with plenty for all the family to see and do while enjoying a picnic on the beach...

  • Shallow swimming
  • St Kilda Baths
  • The historic pier
  • Fairy Penguin Colony
  • Kite boarding
  • Cafes and restaurants
  • Multi use promenade
  • Luna Park
  • Esplanade Sunday market

There is a BBQ in the Catani Gardens on Pier Rd.

   Catani Gardens   

Catani Gardens on the St Kilda Esplanade Melbourne Australia compliments of http://www.flickr.com/photos/thomasrdororg/4449599073/

The Catani Gardens nestled in between between the St Kilda foreshore, Beaconsfield Parade and the St Kilda Esplanade display a War Memorial, Captain Cook statue and Royal Melbourne Yacht Squadron Buildings.

The park provides BBQ facilities and covered picnic areas and pleasant easy walkways under majestic historic palm trees.

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   Brighton Beach - Beach Huts  

Brighton Bay Beach Huts Melbourne Australia

The Brighton Bathing Boxes are a well know Melbourne Tourist Attraction.

A beautiful place to enjoy a picnic on the beach and enjoy a relaxing stroll along the foreshore working off your over indulgence.

Check this link out to see where there are BBQ's along this stretch of Melbourne's Port Phillip Bay.

   Lower Sweetwater Creek Reserve   

Sweetwater Creek Frankston Melbourne Australia

Frankston has number of large informal nature reserves that exist in the suburb including...

  • Bunarong Park
  • Casuarina Reserve
  • Paratea Flora and Fauna Reserve
  • Sweetwater Creek Nature Reserve.

Although not on the beach the waters of the creek flow through this natural reserve down Olivers Hill and into Port Phillip bay.

If you are visiting this area for a Picnic don't miss the opportunity to discover this beautiful hidden gem in the back hills of Frankston.

   Frankston Beach   

Frankston Foreshore on Port Phillip Bay Melbourne Australia

Frankston is a fantastic place for a picnic on the beach with THE most fantastic children's playground and Free electric BBQ's. Frankston beach provides...

  • Safe swimming beach
  • Children's playground with Liberty Swing
  • Foreshore restaurant
  • free electric BBQ's
  • Plenty of parking
  • Covered picnic areas

Travel Further Out From The City Beaches -Mornington Peninsular

   Rye Foreshore   

Rye foreshore on the Mornington peninsula Melbourne Australia compliments of Steve Curle

Excellent picnic place with foreshore BBQs and playgrounds and safe family beach for all year round swimming.

Click here for the positions of all the BBQ's along this stretch of the Mornington Peninsula.

   Sorrento Foreshore Reserve   

Sorrento foreshore beach huts on the Mornington Peninsular of Port Phillip Bay compliments of http://www.flickr.com/photos/squared/2540497679/

Sorrento is a coastal seaside town located on the shores of Port Phillip on the Mornington Peninsula.

About one and a half hours south of Melbourne you can find this quaint village with such a pretty foreshore picnic and playground area.

Both the front and back beaches offer great picnic on the beach spots. There are free electric BBQ's in this area as well.

You might like to catch the ferry the bay across to...

Travel Further Out From The City Beaches -West Coastal Beaches

   Queenscliff   

Queenscliff beach Melbourne Australia compliments of http://www.flickr.com/photos/saspotato/5657614993/

Drive around the west coast of Port Phillip Bay to Queenscliff or catch the ferry across from Sorrento.

Excellent foreshore BBQ's and parklands to enjoy that family picnic on the beach.

   Point Lonsdale   

Point Lonsdale pier on Port Phillip Bay Melbourne Australia compliments of Steve Curle

Point Lonsdale is a coastal township on the Bellarine Peninsula, near Queenscliff, Victoria, Australia.

Swim at a beautiful sheltered bay beach with a pleasant foreshore reserve with picnic and barbecue facilities.

   Torquay Foreshore Reserve   

Torquay Foreshore Reserve Melbourne Australia compliments of http://www.flickr.com/photos/d-l-j-h/4406225510/in/photostream/

Torquay is a township on the south coast of Bass Strait, 21 km south of Geelong.

From here there are excellent picnic places to visit any time of the year.

Swim at a beautiful sheltered bay beach with a pleasant foreshore reserve with picnic and barbecue facilities.

Torquay is the gateway to the Great Ocean Road.

   Geelong Foreshore - Bollards  

Just a short drive down from Melbourne, the Geelong Waterfront Foreshore provides you with a unique picnic on the beach experience.

The foreshore is lined with sculptures and boating memorabilia along the walking and cycling paths.

Geelong's famous Eastern Beach is a great place to visit all times of the year.



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More Areas For That Picnic On The Beach


  Western Port Bay's - Coolart Homestead and Wetland   

Coolart Homestead Somers Western Port Bay compliments of Steve Curle

The Coolart Wetlands and Homestead Reserve is an 87.5 ha estate on the Western Port coast of the Mornington Peninsula.

Situated about 70 km south-east of Melbourne the gardens provide a pleasant outlook for an informal or formal picnic.

The Homestead lawns are the perfect location for a leisurely picnic.

There are also free electric BBQ's are available in the picnic area.

Take a short stroll over the wetlands to the beautiful sandy beach and enjoy a swim in the clear waters of Western Port Bay.

   Phillip Island  

Phillip Island rugged coastline Melbourne Australia

On the actual Island there are so many different places that you can enjoy a picnic at.

Be it on the beach at Cowes or down by The Nobbies where the shoreline takes a dramatic change.

Perhaps you might like to stroll the sands along the foreshore at Ventnor or catch a ferry across to French Island.

Drive over onto Churchill Island and experience the history of this area, this is a beautiful place to picnic overlooking Western Port Bay.

Whatever you decide to do and wherever you want to drop that picnic blanket of yours I am sure that Phillip Island can supply you with everything that you require.

Drop into the Tourist Information Center, on the left just over the bridge, to get more ideas.

More Tips And Ideas On Planning That Perfect Picnic


Part 1 - Melbourne City Picnic Spots

Part 2 - More places for great picnics in the outer suburbs of Melbourne and outer countryside

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