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Ocean and beaches around Melbourne

Queenscliff City centre Phillip island Torquay Sorrento Mornington Kilkunda St Kilda

The coastline really is beautiful but you should make sure you keep your eyes on the road as much as possible, you don't want to end up in an accident. If you are visiting from another country, make sure you are covered for car insurance Australia so you are protected in the unfortunate case of an accident.
Some keen surfers even travel to the beach at dawn and are sitting at their desk by 9am starting work.

My favorite beaches for the weekend are situated on the Western coast (also called the Surf coast). Torquay and Angelsea are places where you can find excellent surf beaches.

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Lifesaver's flags on Angelsea beach.
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Boogi boarding in Torquay 
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Boogi boarding in Torquay
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World famous surfing beach - Bells Beach near Torquay. 
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World famous surfing beach - Bells Beach near Torquay.
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Wilsons Promontory - popular destination for swimming, surfing and snorkeling. More...
Wilsons Promontory - popular destination for swimming, surfing and snorkeling.
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Sheltered beach
Sheltered beach 'around the corner' at Torquay.
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Lighthouse at Queenscliff. More...
Lighthouse at Queenscliff.
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Driving along the gorgeous Great Ocean Road you can see the fantastic Port Campbell National park and the famous Twelve Apostles rocks.
12 Apostles. More...
12 Apostles.
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Loch Ard Gorge
Loch Ard Gorge
No Name rocks
No Name rocks
Gipson Steps
Gipson Steps
On the Eastern coast there are some beautiful places - Sorrento (ocean side beach) and Kilcunda. However, the waves are more dangerous here. Guanamatta is considered to be one of the most dangerous beaches in Australia, because of big waves and underwater currents (The Rip).
Windsurfing in Sorrento. More...
Windsurfing in Sorrento.
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Surfing in Sorrento
Surfing in Sorrento
Kilcunda beach.
Kilcunda beach.
Fun with waves on Guanamatta beach. More...
Fun with waves on Guanamatta beach.
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Ocean on Kilcunda. More...
Ocean on Kilcunda.
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As for me, I think it's OK to swim in the bay. Melbourne citizens often say, "it's too dirty there", but I find it not bad. One of the best known city beaches is St Kilda Beach. It's not far away from the city-centre and you can get there by tram.
The adjacent suburb - St Kilda is well known as a nightlife centre. Unfortunately, it's also known as a 'drug-users' and 'prostitute's' place. For swimming during the week after work I prefer Port Melbourne or (better) Brighton Beach.
Brighton sailing club. More...
Brighton sailing club.
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St Kilda Marina. More...
St Kilda Marina.
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Sunset in Mornington. More...
Sunset in Mornington.
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Mothers beach in Mornington
Mothers beach in Mornington

Famous Australian beaches in other states

Bondi beach in Sydney is important part of Australian "Beach culture"
Bondi beach in Sydney.
Bondi beach in Sydney.
Port Melbourne beach. More...
Port Melbourne beach.
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The Great Barrier Reef in North Tropical Queensland is the most famous ocean destination in Australia.Read more about this beautiful place
Underwater treauseres of The Great Barrier Reef
Underwater treauseres of The Great Barrier Reef


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Posting 1596 by Peter

Friday December 09th, 2005 12:01 PM

</b></span><br><br><span class='m22'>Im smiling :)</span><hr> <a href=photo.php3?id=300&id_photo=3906&lang=eng target=_blank><img SRC='http://www.ozshots.com/special/ocean/thumbnails/mornington.jpg' border='0'> </a><br><span class='m2'><span class='m1'><i>Posting 92 by <b>swati</b><br>delhi,india</i><br>Monday December 09th, 2002 02:00 PM<br><br><b>My love</b></span><br><br><span class='m22'>Sunset has always been a gr8 love of my life and i ve a gr8 dream of sitting on a beach at the time of sunset with me man.....our love merging with the love of nature.....like the merger of sun and sea.....the pic is brilliant and brings u near so near to heaven on earth...too gud a work.</span><hr> <a href=photo.php3?id=300&id_photo=3888&lang=eng target=_blank><img SRC='http://www.ozshots.com/special/ocean/thumbnails/12_apostles2.jpg' border='0'> </a><br><span class='m2'><span class='m1'><i>Posting 91 by <b>Swati</b><br>delhi,india</i><br>Monday December 09th, 2002 02:00 PM<br><br><b>Awesome</b></span><br><br><span class='m22'>The pic is awesome.i would love to be at this place some day and ispite of not being there i can feel the wind coming on to me...the water splashing on my body...this is how the pic feels....damn realistic and heavenly.hats off to the person who took it.gr8 work</span><hr><!-- down menu --> <table width="100%" cellpadding="2" cellspacing="0" border="0"> <tr> <td> <table width="100%" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="1" border="0" class="color6"> <tr> <td class="color3"> <table width="100%"> <tr align="center"> <td class="color7"> <div class="m4"> <a href="../">Home</a> | <a href="../best/">Best pictures</a> | <a href="../new/">New pictures</a>  | <a href="../melbourne/">Melbourne</a> | <a href="../sydney/">Sydney</a> | <a href="../map/">Map of Australia</a> | <a href="../divemap/">Diving and spearfishing map</a> | </div> </td> </tr> <tr align="center"> <td class="color7"> <div class="m4"> <a href="../ocean/">Ocean</a> | <a href="../aboriginals/index_eng.html">Aboriginals</a> | <a href="../animals/">Animals</a> | <a href="../nature/">Wild nature</a> | <a href="../museums/">Museums</a> | <a href="../parties/">People and parties</a>| <a href="../links/">Links</a> | <a href="../php/gb.php3?lang=eng">Guestbook</a> </div> </td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <!-- menu end --> <table width="100%" cellpadding="2" cellspacing="0" border="0"> <tr> <td> <table width="100%" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="1" border="0" class="color6"> <tr> <td class="color3"> <table width="100%"> <tr align="center"> <td class="color7"> <!-- HotLog --> <script language="javascript"> hotlog_js="1.0";hotlog_d=document; hotlog_n=navigator;hotlog_rn=Math.random(); hotlog_n_n=(hotlog_n.appName.substring(0,3)=="Mic")?0:1; hotlog_r=""+hotlog_rn+"&s=21314&r="+escape(hotlog_d.referrer)+"&pg="+ escape(window.location.href); hotlog_d.cookie="hotlog=1"; hotlog_r+="&c="+(hotlog_d.cookie?"Y":"N"); hotlog_d.cookie="hotlog=1; expires=Thu, 01-Jan-70 00:00:01 GMT"</script> <script language="javascript1.1"> hotlog_js="1.1";hotlog_r+="&j="+(navigator.javaEnabled()?"Y":"N")</script> <script language="javascript1.2"> hotlog_js="1.2";hotlog_s=screen; hotlog_r+="&wh="+hotlog_s.width+'x'+hotlog_s.height+"&px="+((hotlog_n_n==0)? hotlog_s.colorDepth:hotlog_s.pixelDepth)</script> <script language="javascript1.3">hotlog_js="1.3"</script> <script language="javascript">hotlog_r+="&js="+hotlog_js; hotlog_d.write("<img src=\"http://hit2.hotlog.ru/cgi-bin/hotlog/count?"+ hotlog_r+"&\" border=0 width=1 height=1>")</script> <noscript><img src="http://hit2.hotlog.ru/cgi-bin/hotlog/count?s=21314" border=0 width=1 height=1></noscript> <!-- /HotLog --> </td> <td class="color7"> <div class="m22">© <a href="../contact/index_eng.html">Alex Ivanov</a> 2000-2015<br> Content may NOT be copied in whole or in part without prior written permission of author. Instead, please make links to this site!<br> design <a href="mailto: rsagirov@mail.ru">rsaguirov</a></div> </td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> </body> </html>