This picturesque part of Port Phillip Bay has undergone significant transformation over the years as efforts from local authorities have striven to clean up its image to make for an atmosphere that's as pleasant as the natural outlook of the beach itself. As Melbourne's most famous beach, St. Kilda is a go-to spot for Melbournians and travellers from abroad in the city looking to enjoy sunny days, and the continuing addition of modern developments that include upmarket apartments, restaurants and cafes have added plenty of options to enjoy its surrounding areas as well. The beach is highly accessible via public transport from most parts of central Melbourne, and features surprisingly nice, clean sand - particularly considering its overall popularity and the quantity of visitors it receives. The beach's signature pier that stretches out into the water makes for a lovely walk when the weather is warm, while seaside activities such as windsurfing, jet-skiing and volleyball are all popular ways to pass the time. While it's far from Australia's most stunning beach, it's a functional, scenic and enjoyable stretch of sand that's culturally significant and worth spending a day at for any visitor to Melbourne.