Beach road starts at Port Melbourne (with its pubs, bars and bistros) and hugs the edge of Port Phillip bay
all the way south to Frankston some 45 km away. Along the way you have the beaches of Albert Park (home of the Australian F1 Grand Prix) and Middle PArk with joggers and walkers on the Esplanade, St Kilda with Luna Park and the 'Espy' pub through Elwood and onto Brighton with its bathing huts, public saltwater baths and "Royal'Yacht Club.
Onto Hampton with its strip shopping centre of antiques, clothing stores and eateries and Sandringham. Ricketts Point with its marine park and the only 19th-century iron clad battleship breakwater in the world, this twisting two lane road continues on thru the straighter stretches of Beaumaris and Parkdale (with their lifesavig clubs) to Mordialloc... and on further Chelsea, Carrum, Seaford, Edithvale and places for a decent feed of fish'n'chips and a sit on the sand.
... and finally Frankston. This road is home to hundreds of pushbike riders especially on fine weekends, to motorcyclists enjoying the curves slowly and to car drivers cruising.
Only a few traffic lights along the whole stretch can break the journey... and the view is fantastic, and free!
Starts at Port Melbourne, 1½km SW of Melbourne CBD where Bay Street meets the beach.
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