Williamstown Beach

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.

During the summer months, beach wheelchairs and beach walking frames are available for free hire on weekends during 12 noon and 5pm. The beach wheelchairs and walking frames are ideal for people who have mobility limitations, including those with permanent disability, temporary disability or those with reduced mobility due to age. 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 offers a full range of amenities including toilet and shower facilities, dining establishments, sealed paths, lovely green parks and sporting grounds opposite the beach and lots of spots for picnics. 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.

The beach is located within walking distance to other attractions including the Williamstown Botanic Gardens, Williamstown Swimming and Life Saving Club swimming pool, Parks and reserves including Cyril Curtain Reserve, Fearon Reserve, Sadler Reserve and Hatt Reserve.

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