C&G’s Guide: Top 5 Things to Do in Bayside

Baysiders are spoilt for choice when it comes to making plans! Too cold to hit the beach lately? No problems. There is a plethora of cafes, attractions and markets – all adapting swiftly to this ‘new normal’ and doing their best to accommodate locals. Enjoy C&G’s latest blog, which lists the top 5 things to do in Bayside Melbourne!

Enjoy brunch, beachside.

Smashed avocado and blueberry hotcakes are better enjoyed by the ocean! On the sunnier days, opt for an outdoor table and enjoy the open coastal air with your coffee. Restaurants are currently enjoying eased restrictions, so it’s the perfect opportunity to catch up with your friends and family in a social setting. Which are the best cafes, you ask? Check out Broadsheet’s recommendations for the best brunch venues in Elwood, St Kilda, Port Melbourne and Brighton! It’s important to keep supporting our local businesses as we continue to navigate these uncertain times.

Spend the day at Luna Park.

Always a favourite with the kids! The school holidays have arrived, but we are still urged to stay safe and remain local. Luckily, Baysiders have plenty of attractions including Luna Park in St Kilda. To keep everyone safe, there will be some regulations you may need to be aware of. You’ll find all the details regarding ticket purchases and new rides on their website!

Check out the local markets.

After temporarily operating online, the iconic St Kilda Esplanade Market returns every Sunday from 10 to 5! The market has a rich history (since 1970) of showcasing works by local artists and designers. Here you’ll find all sorts of high quality, hand made jewellery, crafts and artworks. The market is usually a ‘bustling hub’ of performances and workshops, so follow their social media channels for upcoming community events.

Take a photo at Westgate Park.

The Instagrammers amongst us may know it as Port Melbourne’s very own ‘pink lake.’ On warmer days, the sunlight interacts with the lake’s algae to produce a coloured pigment called beta carotene. The result is a sensational backdrop for your next photo! It is purely a natural phenomenon, so you’ll have to try your luck depending on which day you decide to visit. Even if the lake isn’t rosy pink, it’s still a gorgeous and peaceful spot for a walk, cycle or picnic by the water!

Or hit the beach anyways.

Do you see the sunshine emoji on your weather forecast app? Make the most of it by enjoying a surf, building a sandcastle, or taking a stroll with your dog. Don’t forget to check out C&G’s blog on the best Bayside beaches here. It may be Winter, but nothing makes us feel ‘normal’ by relaxing on the beach with some fish and chips!



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