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Holidays in St Kilda Beach
Holiday Travel Guide

From rollercoasters to rock bands, fine dining to fish and chips, St Kilda is the archetypal seaside resort.

Think of your perfect seaside resort, and St Kilda Beach probably ticks most of the boxes. This suburban community south of the centre of Melbourne has been welcoming fun-seeking families for over a century. Despite its proximity to the city, it retains the old-world village feel and pleasantly bohemian atmosphere that has long made it a favourite escape for locals and visitors alike.

St Kilda was put firmly on the map in 1912 with the opening of Luna Park. At that time the park's wooden rollercoasters were the last word in entertainment, and some of the historic rides are still going strong, alongside more state-of-the-art attractions. The iconic face of “Mr Moon” still welcomes visitors to this much-loved Melbourne institution to this day.

The beach at St Kilda is a popular spot for bathers, especially in the summer months, with its gentle waters providing a safe swimming environment for the whole family. Alternatively, enjoy a panoramic view of the shoreline from the pier, which houses a pavilion and kiosk at its outer extremity, or fill your lungs with bracing sea air on a walk along the Esplanade, keeping a lookout for the colony of wild fairy penguins that live along the breakwater.

St Kilda is a great place for a spot of out-of-town shopping, especially on Sundays when the atmospheric open-air market provides plenty of bargains. Alternatively, head for the vintage clothing shops and independent boutiques for unusual one-off items you won’t find in the chain stores. Acland Street is a magnet for the sweet-toothed, lined with European-style bakeries selling freshly baked bread, cakes and pastries, and, in the evening, Fitzroy Street comes alive with diners and drinkers flocking to its lively bars and restaurants, and music fans checking out the latest bands at the Esplanade Hotel.

St Kilda Beach is an easy drive from the city centre, with plenty of street parking and garages. The journey by tram takes around 25 minutes. If you’re planning to spend the day on the beach, it’s worth checking the weather forecast in advance, as the coastal winds can blow chilly and strong around this part of the bay.

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Cosmopolitan Hotel
Cosmopolitan Hotel
4 out of 5
6 Carlisle Street, St Kilda, VIC
The price is AU$144 per night from 17 Jan. to 18 Jan.

This family-friendly Melbourne hotel is located by the sea, within a 5-minute walk of Luna Park and Palais Theatre. St Kilda Beach and Albert Park Lake are also ...

4/5Very Good! (994 reviews)

"Liked the Location and great support from Thallas and Reception Staff not the least forgetting Steve the Manager"…"

Reviewed on 17 Mar. 2020

Cosmopolitan Hotel
Rydges St Kilda
Rydges St Kilda
4.5 out of 5
35-37 Fitzroy Street, St Kilda, VIC
The price is AU$123 per night from 17 Jan. to 18 Jan.

This family-friendly Melbourne hotel is located on the Strip, within a 10-minute walk of Fitzroy Street, St Kilda Pier and St. Kilda Sea Baths. Palais Theatre ...

3.8/5Good! (989 reviews)
First weekend out for awhile

"Clean room and friendly staff"…"

Reviewed on 15 Jun. 2020

Rydges St Kilda
Tolarno Hotel
Tolarno Hotel
4 out of 5
42 Fitzroy Street, St Kilda, VIC
The price is AU$74 per night from 17 Jan. to 18 Jan.

Located in St Kilda, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of St Kilda Pier and St. Kilda Sea Baths. St Kilda Esplanade Market and St Kilda Beach are also within ...

4.2/5Very Good! (998 reviews)

"The Tolarno Hotel is unique with its Mirka Moira art vibe. We found our room comfortable and roomy. The location is convenient to access the city, South Melbourne Market or Acland St. We thought it was a great hotel."…"

Reviewed on 17 Dec. 2020

Tolarno Hotel
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Cosmopolitan Hotel
Cosmopolitan Hotel
4 out of 5
6 Carlisle Street, St Kilda, VIC
The price is AU$144 per night from 17 Jan. to 18 Jan.
Cosmopolitan Hotel
Rydges St Kilda
Rydges St Kilda
4.5 out of 5
35-37 Fitzroy Street, St Kilda, VIC
The price is AU$123 per night from 17 Jan. to 18 Jan.
Rydges St Kilda
Tolarno Hotel
Tolarno Hotel
4 out of 5
42 Fitzroy Street, St Kilda, VIC
The price is AU$74 per night from 17 Jan. to 18 Jan.
Tolarno Hotel
The Prince
The Prince
4.5 out of 5
2 Acland Street, St Kilda, VIC
The price is AU$209 per night from 24 Jan. to 25 Jan.
The Prince
The Royal Absolute Ripper
The Royal Absolute Ripper
2/1 Robe St, Melbourne, VIC
The price is AU$215 per night from 16 Jan. to 17 Jan.
The Royal Absolute Ripper
1 bedroom Beach Haven St Kilda
1 bedroom Beach Haven St Kilda
19 Shakespeare Grove, 1, Melbourne, VIC
The price is AU$423 per night from 20 Jan. to 21 Jan.
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Quest St Kilda Bayside
Quest St Kilda Bayside
4 out of 5
1 Eildon Road, St Kilda, VIC
The price is AU$145 per night from 1 Feb. to 2 Feb.
Quest St Kilda Bayside
Cleo, 1BDR St Kilda Apartment
Cleo, 1BDR St Kilda Apartment
3.5 out of 5
212/63 Acland St, St Kilda, VIC
Cleo, 1BDR St Kilda Apartment
Spectacular Views Top Floor Apartment
Spectacular Views Top Floor Apartment
81 3 Alfred Square, Melbourne, VIC
Spectacular Views Top Floor Apartment
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