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St. Kilda Beach

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Address: Jacka Boulevard | West St Kilda, St Kilda, Port Phillip, Victoria 3182, Australia
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Long, well-maintained and clean beach just outside Melbourne, lined with...

Long, well-maintained and clean beach just outside Melbourne, lined with markets, amusement parks and nightclubs.

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Melbourne City Tour: Sporting Icons and the Bayside
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Lovely place to chill out.

I think holiday or not. It's a great hangout place. We walked about and took on the view and skyline.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed today
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Amersham, Bucks
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98 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed today NEW via mobile

I think holiday or not. It's a great hangout place. We walked about and took on the view and skyline.

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Sydney
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79 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Been here few years ago and saw the most breath taking sunset on the beach! my first time ever! as there is no sunset on the beach in sydney only sunrise and i am not an early riser lol often seen sunset on the beach in movies and wondered whats it like. this time it is a bit cloudy when... More 

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Stafford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

It's a nice city beach, lots of amenities nearby. Next to bars and luna park. I'm not entirely sure what to write in a review of the beach, it's a good local beach. That's pretty much it. Sea goes shallow then deep then shallow as it is a bay and the sea bed has been shaped by the currents so... More 

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Thank Dave A
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

The beach is just a beach, but go over to the pier at dusk and check out the fairy penguins hanging out on the rocks and going for a swim, so cute! They aren't afraid of people either, so you can see them closeup :)

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Philippines
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

We went here during the St. Kilda Festival and its quite good place to relax, family friendly and alot of restaurants around. Few minutes away from Melbourne CBD and very accessible with trams.

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Don't expect too much going on along this short stretch of beach front...there wasn't much going on or people here, mainly locals taking a walk or cycling, which is good if you are into cycling. Do expect to see many dogs with their owners along this beach, as in other parts of St.Kilda. A theme park nearby may be exciting... More 

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Thank H-C T
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a pretty little beach with plenty of places to eat. It is also right on the tram line so it's easy to access by train. The beach was clean and not too crowded during the week. Go back to the pier at sundown and you can see the little blue penguins come in from the sea and return... More 

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Thank Susan M
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This beach is really different to what I expected. Can't compare at all with Bondi in Sydney or LA. Really not a must see location if you are on a tight schedule. Restaurants there and not cheap at all so better eat before somewhere else. Luna park is right next to it in case you travel with small kids which... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Enjoyed walking along the beach, amazing views of sun set. It was quite cold so we did not swim but the water was clean and inviting....

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Perth, Australia
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Quite ordinary basic beach. Mainly shallow water and rough sand. Disappointing food options, only expensive pub and restaurant choices.

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