Located on the Hobsons Bay Coastal Trail and just a short drive or train ride from Melbourne, Williamstown Beach is one of Melbourne’s finer seaside locations. With gorgeous views across Port Phillip Bay, a clean and wide sandy beach and lifeguards on patrol during the summer months, Williamstown has become a destination for both visitors and locals alike.
The beach is located within walking distance of other attractions including the Williamstown Botanic Gardens, Williamstown Swimming and Life Saving Club swimming pool, Williamstown Beach Station and Williamstown parks and reserves such as Cyral Curtain Reserve, Fearon Reserve, Sadler Reserve and Hatt Reserve.
Williamstown Beach Facilities & Accessibility
Williamstown Beach offers a full range of amenities, including toilet and shower facilities, dining establishments, sealed paths, lovely green parks and sporting grounds opposite the beach.
Fishing is available from the Eastern Pier or the rocky outcrops at either end of the beach, providing access to deep water. There is a boat ramp nearby, as well as the Williamstown and Newport Anglers’ Jetties.
During the summer months, beach wheelchairs and beach walking frames are available for free hire on weekends between 12 noon and 5pm. The beach wheelchairs and walking frames are ideal for people of all ages who have mobility limitations and would like to enjoy the sun and sand. For more information on how to make a booking for a beach wheelchair or beach walking frame, visit Council’s Accessible Beach page at Hobsons Bay City Council.
Williamstown Beach Location
Williamstown Beach is located in Williamstown along a portion of Hobsons Bay Coastal Trail. The beach is within a 10-minute walk of the nearest public transport and offers ample metered street parking.
Nearest Train Station
Williamstown Beach Station
Nearest Bus Stops
Forster Street / Osbourne Street
Gellibrand Street / Victoria Street
Metered street parking is available along the Esplanade.
Things To Do Near Williamstown Beach
Are you visiting Williamstown Beach for the day? There is plenty to do and see near Williamstown Beach, from monthly farmer’s markets to picturesque botanic gardens.
Williamstown Botanic Gardens
Established in 1860, Williamstown Botanic Gardens offer a picturesque retreat adorned with rare and significant trees, a beautiful formal palm avenue, and an Edwardian ornamental pond. Experience tranquility as you meander along intricate pathways, basking in the lush surroundings.
Williamstown Farmer's Markets
Williamstown Farmer's Market is a beloved destination among Melbourne's food enthusiasts. With a dedicated team of growers and producers, the monthly market offers a bountiful array of mouthwatering food and produce. Whether you're seeking farm-fresh ingredients, unique artisanal products, or simply a delightful community gathering, the Williamstown Farmer's Market promises a tasty adventure on the second Sunday of each month between 9am and 2pm.
Williamstown Historical Museum
Uncover the captivating tales of Williamstown's past at the Williamstown Historical Museum
. Since its establishment in 1956, the museum has been dedicated to preserving and promoting the rich history of this remarkable town. The museum is a must-visit for history enthusiasts and curious explorers.
Where to stay in Williamstown
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