St Kilda Foreshore
Offers kiteboarding lessons, tours and equipment; also a good source of info. In winter they can arrange snow-kiting at Mt Hotham. Also...
St Kilda Sea Baths
South of the pier the Moorish-style St Kilda Sea Baths contains shops, cafes and restaurants, a gym and a pricey 25m saltwater pool.
Stand Up Paddle HQ
Arrange a lesson or hire out SUP equipment from St Kilda pier, or join one of their Yarra River tour.
Opening right up to St Kilda beach, Republica is the closest you'll get to a beach bar in Melbourne. A great spot for a sunset beer or...
Jacka Blvd · interesting places nearby
St Kilda Foreshore information
While there are palm-fringed promenades, a parkland strand and a long stretch of sand, St Kilda’s seaside appeal is more Brighton, England, than Baywatch, despite 20-odd years of glitzy development. The kiosk at the end of St Kilda Pier (an exact replica of the original, which burnt down in 2003, a year short of its centenary) is as much about the journey as the destination.
The breakwater near the pier was built in the '50s as a safe harbour for boats competing in the Olympic Games. It’s now home to a colony of little penguins that have, incredibly, chosen the city’s most crowded suburb in which to reside. You can also visit and learn about the penguins on an eco-themed stand-up paddleboarding tour .
During summer, the Port Phillip Eco Centre also runs a range of tours, including guided urban wildlife walks and coastal discovery walks, and offers information on the penguin colony . Contact Earthcare St Kilda to get involved in penguin research.
On the foreshore south of the pier, the Moorish-style St Kilda Sea Baths has a heated indoor saltwater pool, but at $13 a dip, it’s really only attractive on frosty days.