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Bayside - Melbourne - Cities, Towns and Localities

Bayside is a local government area in the southern suburbs of Melbourne. A region approximately 36 square kilometres that fronts onto the east side of Port Phillip Bay offering some great beaches and spectacular coastal views.

With Frankston, the ‘Gateway to the Mornington Peninsula’ just to the south, the Bayside is a great place to base yourself, being still close enough to the heart of Melbourne and all that city bustle, as well as the coastal activities of the local area.

Also check out the Melbourne Events and Melbourne Tours listing.

Bayside Attractions

Suburbs and Localities
The scenic Bayside region located to the south east of the Melbourne CBD, include the following suburbs/locations: Beaumaris, Black Rock, Brighton, Brighton East, Cheltenham, Hampton, Hampton East, Highett, Sandringham.
Bayside Beaches
Popular beaches in the region include:
  • Brighton Beach
    — with the famous Brighton bathing boxes, this is a safe cove for families, offering southerly wind protection. Stroll along Middle Brighton Pier, relax in historic gardens, whilst nearby is the Middle Brighton Sea Baths.
  • Black Rock Beach
    — With its sandy beaches, narrow cliff tops and natural coastal vegetation, this is a popular destination especially the eastern side of Black Rock Beach where Melbournians seeking a ‘quiet corner’ come to escape the pace of modern life.
  • Half Moon Bay
    — see the place that has inspired generations of Australian artists with the spectacular views of Red Bluff and White Cliffs and the remains of HMVS Cerberus still stranded in the harbour.
  • Hampton Beach
    — the place to enjoy water sport and beach activities, or just stroll along the bike path whilst admiring the public artwork along the promenade.
  • Ricketts Point Beach
    — a popular location for those who enjoy sail boarding, cycling, rollerblading or walking along the beach. A great place for a relaxing family picnic or enjoy a meal at the seaside at the Ricketts Point Tea House.
  • Sandringham Beach
    — enjoy a stroll or bike ride along the wide sandy beach. A great location for water sports enthusiasts, or relax in the formal gardens and historic rotunda to watch the yachts sail by.

Walks and Trails
The Bayside City Council has developed a number of walks and trails for the locals and visitors that take in the diverse architecture and magnificent coastline.

The Bayside Coastal Trail comprises four elements: history, indigenous, environment and art.

There are a selection of Bayside Walks through Brighton, Sandringham, Hampton, Black Rock and Cheltenham.

The Architectural Trail take in some significant properties and buildings. The Coastal Art Trail extends over 17 kms, celebrating the lives and artwork of notable Australian artists, as well as provide display of the area’s cultural heritage, whilst enhancing the enjoyment for today’s visitors to the coast.

The Coastal History Trail seek to reveal the important historical events of the area, where visitors can read the trail signage that identify 15 historical sites.

The Coastal Indigenous Trail through the trail signage and sculptures provide insignt in the works and social customs of the local Indigenous Boon Wurrung People.

The Coastal Environment Trail explains through the walks signage the wide range of flora, fauna and ecological types, from the marine environment through tot he coastal vegetation along the 17 km coastline.
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• Bayside Pet-Friendly Destinations
Melbourne Metropolitan Pet Friendly Accommodation
Dog off leash and prohibited areas
Whilst dogs must be on leash at all times throughout Bayside, there are some designated ‘off leash’ areas. Check the Bayside City Council website for current information.
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Bayside Events

Victoria EventsMelbourne Events
Bright n Sandy Food & Wine FestivalBright n Sandy Food & Wine Festival
• Brighton Beach Gardens, GREEN POINT / BRIGHTON VIC
• Sunday 6 March 2011 - 11 am to 6 pm
The event celebrates the best in food, produce, wine, designer beer, lifestyle activities, farm-friendly entertainment and music, including the Wolfgramm Sisters.

Three Brighton Junior Masterchefs will kick off the food and wine presentations, which will feature industry names, and be hosted by Melbourne writer, tour operator, chef and foodie Allan Campion.

Children are a focus this year, with activities including cheese making, sweet treat decorating and craft.
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Bayside Local Services

• Bayside Cafes, Restaurants and Eateries
Rickett’s Point Beachside Café
• Ricketts Point, Beach Rd, BEAUMARIS VIC 3193 • Ph: 03 9589 3040 • Email
Rickett’s Point Teahouse is part of Rickett’s Point Nature Reserve located in Beaumaris, having been part of the Beaumaris foreshore Reserve for over 50 years. The best location on Port Phillip Bay, the beach on which it is located is ideal for families, especially those with young children, as it is quite shallow in parts. Surrounded by gardens with electronic bbqs, it is also the starting point for those following the ‘Coastal Art Trail’.
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• Bayside Community/Local Government Links

> Bayside City Counci - Things to see and do. Retrieved Febraury 11, 201, from
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