St Kilda’s foreshore is constantly moving. Walkers, runners and rollerbladers make their way along the coastal path that circumnavigates Port Phillip Bay, while kite surfers, windsurfers and swimmers can be spotted out in the water, taking advantage of one of Melbourne’s most accessible beaches.

As well as being the home of the famous St Kilda Baths, this iconic stretch of sand also hosts the West Beach Bathers Pavilion, Kite Republic, Stand Up Paddleboarding, the Royal Melbourne Yacht Squadron, and even a flock of resident penguins burrowing in the breakwater.

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It’s no wonder that people flock to St Kilda beach at any time of the year. It’s soaked in history, the water is fine and there are more bars, restaurants and kiosks nearby than you can poke a stick at. If wandering is your thing, there are also plenty of walking tours that you can take yourself on to learn more about the area.

Just steps from the Prince, there’s no excuse not to head down and test the water.

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