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Half Moon Bay, Melbourne

4.5
#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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  • I haven’t been to this beach for many years. It has changed from what I remember but is a good bay beach beach. Lots of families enjoying themselves. It isn’t a quite beach as it is not a large area. ...  more »
  • Please start from Hampton Beach park and walk to St. Kilda. You can easily take an Uber and enjoy an amazing paved walk along the beach the entire distance, stopping to take a swim at Half Moon Bay.  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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