Half Moon Bay, Melbourne

4.6
#16 of 64 in Parks in Melbourne
At Half Moon Bay, enjoy the sea, sun, and sand without having to leave Melbourne. Situated in an affluent, family-friendly suburb of the city, this crescent-shaped bay boasts a long sandy beach that gently slopes into the sea. The clear waters abound with marine life offering good snorkeling opportunities, and the historic shipwreck of HMVS Cerberus--the only surviving monitor warship of the Australian colonial navies--acts as a barrier reef. The cliffs along the beach, which were featured in the movie "Mad Max," serve as excellent vantage points. Amenities include a yacht club, restaurant, and beach kiosk. Use our Melbourne itinerary planner to add Half Moon Bay and other attractions to your Melbourne vacation plans.
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  • Melbourne's most beautiful beach with adjacent small yacht harbour (there's a prestigious nautical club). Frequented in all seasons allows you to walk in peace even with dogs Typical of the Australian lifestyle, which after work pours possible on the coast.
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  • As a local and a dog owner I find myself wandering the coastal path from Black Rock up to Sandringham via Half Moon Bay, which is a lovely walk - quiet and terrific views. Half Moon Bay has a great, w...  more »
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  • Great beach. Has public toilets and cafe. People need to pick up their own rubbish. All day parking cost is $17. People smoked on the beach. Otherwise great for kids and paddling.
  • Gorgeous beach with good facilities (public toilets, cafe etc.) beautiful clear water and a great place to take your kayak for a paddle in the bay. TOP TIP: the beach to the left of the sailing club was a lot quieter but just as pretty!
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