Being a coastal city, residents and visitors to Melbourne are lucky to have so many amazing options by the water that you should check out. Definitely the best way to explore Melbourne by the water is walking, running or cycling if you are feeling like being active as there is a path which runs along by the bay.
A buzzing suburb along the bay, St Kilda offers plenty for everyone, although it's typically an area for a younger crowd with many bars and a vibrant nightlife, it still is home to many amazing restaurants for a family to enjoy. If you have a special occasion coming up then a fantastic restaurant to go to is called the Stokehouse, with waterfront views and a great menu it is a winner. St Kilda is also the home of Luna Park, a theme park which is a great place for kids to run around, enjoy roller coasters and play arcade games.
Located not too far from Luna Park, St Kilda Beach is a great place to dip your toes into the refreshing water or you can just pop across to Catani Gardens which is a lovely spot to have a picnic if you are wanting a quick break from the beach.
A great way to spend your Sunday morning is to enjoy a lovely run, wak, jog or cycle along by the bay and then stop into one of St Kilda’s magnificent cafes for a brunch or just a cup of coffee. A couple of great options are Staple Providore, located just down Fitzroy St this cafe definitely serves up a fantastic coffee. Two options a bit closer to the beach are Matcha Mylkbar which is an all vegan cafe and Sister of Soul which provides a delicious vegetarian menu.