Suburbs around the bay that are a must-see are:
suburb that has gone full circle and which has become a fashionable
place to live for younger working professionals because of its close
proximity to the CBD. (see Port Melbourne)
Upmarket restaurants and cafes are the order
of the day in this suburb.
Once the setting for prostitutes and druggies,
St Kilda is fast returning to its heydays of the 30s, when it was
one of Melbourne's most fashionable suburbs. This bayside suburb
is now one of the main tourist destinations for visitors to Melbourne
and is renowned for its picturesque bayside setting, close proximity
to the city and fast-growing cafe lifestyle. Places to visit are
Fitzroy Street and Ackland Street, the latter being famous for its
cake shops. (see St Kilda). Also, the
St Kilda Botanical Gardens, situated in Blessington Street (off
Ackland Street), are a delightful sanctuary that not many people
know about and well worth a visit (the rose gardens are spectacular
and among the finest in Melbourne).
This is fast becoming one of the most popular bayside destinations
on a Saturday and Sunday because of the many Quaint cafes that frequent
Point Ormond and Ormond Esplanade.
prime bayside suburb in terms of real estate. Church Street has
excellent upmarket cafes and boutique shops.
is a long shopping strip with an interesting array of cafes, antique
shops, book shops and recycle shops.
On the Opposite side of the bay, this older suburb has also gone
full circle and now enjoying a new popularity with trendy young
things. It is where sea captains once chose to live but is now the
home of young couples with a single child and a dual income. Willimstown
is renowned for its sidewalk cafes, marina and monthly Sunday market.