Melbourne’s Luna Park is a historic amusement park located on the foreshore of Port Phillip Bay in St. Kilda. Opened on 13 December 1912 it has been operational since then
The colourful Esplanade Market at St. Kilda is open on Sundays 10am-4pm (May-Sept) & 10am-5pm (Oct-Apr)
The Esplanade Market is a unique shopping experience by the beach that features an exciting range of contemporary artworks, handicrafts & jewellery by skilful artisans
I picked up a pretty, psychedelic pair of handcrafted ear-rings by glass artisan Sally Green at the Sunday market
The South Africa (2nd Boer) War Memorial unveiled on 12 March 1905 stands in the middle of Alfred Square in St. Kilda that is adjoining the Esplanade. Pathways course through & memorials to the Victoria Cross recipients & a commemorative plaque for the 1st recorded building in St Kilda are also erected here.
Victoria Cross Monument was dedicated in 1985 to all the Australians who died at war, that their country may have peace
A Clock Tower & bust in honour of Carlo Catani (1876-1917) originally from Italy, who was Chief Engineer of the Public Works Department contracted in 1906 to draw up a master-plan to beautify St. Kilda foreshore up to Point Ormond
St Kilda Sea Baths was 1st opened in 1860 & rebuilt in 1910 & subsequently rebuilt several more times before closing in 1993, leaving only the front façade
St. Kilda Cenotaph dedicated on 25 April 1925, commemorates those from St Kilda who served & died in WWI & WWII
Restaurant strip along Fitzroy Street
Barcelona Spanish Tapas Restaurant at 25 Fitzroy Street, St Kilda
Mussels in White wine served with Pesto spread on bread
Seafood Paella with a generous serving of Green mussels, prawns, squid & scallops
St. Kilda harbour where the big cruise ships dock
Marina where the yachts are docked
Sail boat moored at St. Kilda harbour
Seagulls in neat formation on the boat ramp
St Kilda Pavilion is an eccentric Edwardian kiosk that was reconstructed & reopened in March 2006 after being burnt down in an arson attack on 11 September 2003. The site is listed on the Victorian Heritage Register & owned by Parks Victoria
St Kilda Foreshore promenade
View of the Promenade & Foreshore beach front from St. Kilda Pier
The present day Royal Melbourne Yacht Squadron clubhouse dates from the 1920’s. It began in the early 1870s as the St Kilda Sailing Club & the St Kilda Lifesaving Club was established in 1911.
St Kilda Pier is another landmark that has a long breakwater that terminates at the Pavilion kiosk
St Kilda Beach is located in St Kilda, Port Phillip, Victoria & lies about 6km south of Melbourne city centre. People come here for swimming, sunbathing, windsurfing, sailing, kite-surfing, rollerblading, beach volleyball, jet-skiing, fishing & water-skiing.
This is one of the 46 bayside beaches which is monitored by EPA Victoria for water quality. Sitting on the north-east corner of Port Phillip which opens to the sea, it is protected from the ocean swell but subjected to regular tides & strong westerly winds
St Kilda Beach is Melbourne’s most famous sandy beach that stretches about 700m between St Kilda Marina & St Kilda Harbour along Jacka Boulevard & St Kilda Esplanade. Having fun here could just be lazing & sunbathing on the beach.
St. Kilda Marina Lighthouse – this 17.7m white concrete tower built in 1965 stands at an elevation of 18.9m