C&G’s Guide to Living Bayside

Baysiders are a lucky bunch. We have the best Melbourne beaches at our doorstep, as well as a plethora of cafes, festivals, and markets. In this latest C&G blog, we reflect on what we love about living Bayside, and the things we’re most excited for as we enter our ‘new normal.’

Sea you at the beach!

It’s called Bayside for a reason! The good news is beaches are slowly re-opening this week for exercise and recreational activity. Please keep in mind the 10-person limit on outdoor gatherings and practice social distancing to keep our community safe. Bayside City Council’s website has all the details on this re-opening if you need a reminder. You can also check out our blog on the best Bayside beaches!

Craving some coffee?

It’s not Melbourne without coffee culture, and many of the city’s most iconic establishments can be found Bayside! Some of our favourites include Fitzrovia in St Kilda, Station Street Trading Co. in Port Melbourne, and Plain Sailing in Elwood. During this time, we’re doing our best to support local hospitality by dropping by for some takeaway. Most of these cafes are within walking distance of our picturesque beaches as well!

Mad about markets!

Baysiders love a good market. It’s a great way to catch up with our family and friends, while enjoying live music, artisan goods, and delicious locally sourced foods. While they are laying low through this unusual time, markets such as the St Kilda Esplanade Market are still operating online. You can check out all their stallholders and artists, with links to online shops if you’d still like to support their work. You can also check out C&G’s top picks of Bayside markets here!

Celebrating our community.

Baysiders are very fortunate to be a part of a big community, with plenty of events and attractions to celebrate that. We’re sure the little ones are anticipating the return of Luna Park, which has always been a family favourite. St Kilda locals are proud to host the popular St Kilda Festival, which will hopefully go ahead in 2021 to coincide with Summer’s arrival.


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