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Half Moon Bay, Melbourne

4.7
#16 of 73 in Parks in Melbourne
Beach · Hidden Gem · Nature / Park
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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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  • Beautiful sandy beach to swim in a safe environment. Wasn't too busy when we were there. There is a take away café and toilets at one end of the beach. You can also walk in a few hours from here to... 
    Beautiful sandy beach to swim in a safe environment. Wasn't too busy when we were there. There is a take away café and toilets at one end of the beach. You can also walk in a few hours from here to...  more »
  • Beautiful spot in summer. The water was really clear for our visit and a hot January day meant it was warm enough for snorkelling without a wetsuit. The swim out to the HMAS Cerberus wreck was tough....  more
    Beautiful spot in summer. The water was really clear for our visit and a hot January day meant it was warm enough for snorkelling without a wetsuit. The swim out to the HMAS Cerberus wreck was tough....  more »
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  • Favourite Melbourne beach, if we can get a park!
  • Very limited parking spaces, nearby streets are 1hr parking. Rough sands, dirty water.

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