Half Moon Bay

Half Moon Bay, Melbourne: Address, Phone Number, Half Moon Bay Reviews: 4.5/5

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Nick T
Melbourne, Australia98 contributions
Jan. 2022 • Family
Beautiful spot in summer. The water was really clear for our visit and a hot January day meant it was warm enough for snorkelling without a wetsuit. The swim out to the HMAS Cerberus wreck was tough but it was good snorkelling when I got there. The Blackrock Jetty was also a good spot and much easier to get to. There is a nearby dog friendly beach just to the south but dog owners can’t use it between 10am and 7pm during summer.
Written 23 January 2022
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Oldjack
Greater Melbourne, Australia25,208 contributions
Aug. 2021
The walk along the beach from Sandringham past the bluff to Half Moon Bay is one of the better beach areas along the coast. A feature is HMAS Cerberus, its rusty hulk sitting off-shore.
Written 22 August 2021
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Ozzy-Kunnu
Melbourne, Australia2,900 contributions
Mar. 2021 • Couples
A beach of historical importance also offers some beautiful spots to swim.

The whole trail walk from Mentone Beach to here is scenic, serene and beautiful
Written 14 May 2021
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David F
Black Rock, Australia7 contributions
Feb. 2021 • Couples
Half Moon Bay in Black Rock is a gem 💎 .
Wonderful beaches, stunning views ,my favourite Beach in Melbourne , a must for international and interstate visitors to Melbourne
Written 16 February 2021
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Swell Traveller
Melbourne, Australia3,769 contributions
May 2020
I have been here twice recently, once at sunset [it rained so I left] and the other in the morning. It is a stunning bay / beach. It has exceptional rock formations and cliffs, interesting walking paths and has works from the Bayside Artists Trail - see separate review. It is part of the suburb Black Rock and houses their Yacht Club, a pier, some restaurants, beach huts and the remains of the Cerberus, a historic shipwreck.

When I was there some models were doing a photo shoot along the rocks which were a great contrast to their clothes. Grab some fish and chips and eat along the water break near the pier, just like I saw some tourists do. It is such a sheltered inlet that it is popular with families with little children and the locals.

It is worth spending at least an hour walking around here and viewing all there is to see. Don't forget your camera!
Written 6 June 2020
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Haggis_Supper
Melbourne, Australia629 contributions
Aug. 2019 • Couples
As a local and a dog owner I find myself wandering the coastal path from Black Rock up to Sandringham via Half Moon Bay, which is a lovely walk - quiet and terrific views.

Half Moon Bay has a great, wide stretch of sand but due to the pier, Cerberus and the cafe/restaurant it can get incredibly busy in summer months and often well into the late balmy evenings.

In Winter the beach is deserted so it’s perfect for walking and navigating your way across the Red Bluff Cliffs. On those calm days, sit on the rocks and watch the boats, paddle boarders and canoeists drift by. If you’re lucky you may see the dolphins or seals who visit from time to time.

There are some fabulous cafes in Black Rock and Sandringham so there are plenty of nearby options for food and drink.
Written 23 August 2019
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Vince V
Melbourne, Australia60 contributions
Jul. 2019 • Couples
Just a beautiful part of Melbourne to visit at sunset. Yacht club or the life saving club. Or to walk the dogs during winter.
Written 15 July 2019
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Jill S
Perth, Australia205 contributions
Jul. 2019
This beach offers an opportunity to stroll, paddle, swim, snorkel and sail away from the hustle and bustle of the city. Great for children; the rock pools are brimming with marine life.
Written 7 July 2019
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GY_ILI
Melbourne, Australia260 contributions
Mar. 2019 • Couples
I haven’t been to this beach for many years. It has changed from what I remember but is a good bay beach beach. Lots of families enjoying themselves. It isn’t a quite beach as it is not a large area. It is scheduled so it has a good feel to it. The car parking is not cheap ($18.50 for the day).
Written 3 March 2019
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Teri K
7 contributions
Jan. 2019
Please start from Hampton Beach park and walk to St. Kilda. You can easily take an Uber and enjoy an amazing paved walk along the beach the entire distance, stopping to take a swim at Half Moon Bay.
Written 27 January 2019
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