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Williamstown Beach

Williamstown Beach is a stunning location that covers around 550 metres between Bayview Street and Thompson Street. One of the city’s most charming attractions, this beach offers the best of sun, sand and sea.

Williamstown Beach is perfect for a wide range of water activities and the Melbourne’s climate during the Spring and Summer months endears the area to both visitors and locals.

Williamstown Beach Melbourne, Off Leash Dog Area, Address & Parking

The waters at Williamstown Beach are perfect for swimming. Facing the south, the water is calm and shallow except when there is a strong southerly wind which creates some small waves. The beach is monitored by surf life savers during peak periods and the safest spot to swim is at the western end, right near the life saving club.

Fishing is permitted at the beach, with the best spot being at the eastern pier near the rocks where there is slightly deeper water.

There are plenty of cafes, convenience stores and fish and chip shops located here so you can grab some lunch, a quick snack or a cold drink. There is also a children’s playground and public toilets available for use here.

Dogs are permitted on Williamstown Beach, but only during certain times. Dogs are not permitted on the beach between the 1st of November to 30 April from 10am to 9.30pm. Dogs are permitted outside these hours, but must be on a leash. There are however off-leash areas located nearby at Gloucester Reserve (300 metres away) and at Point Gellibrand.

Metered parking is available right next to the beach along the Esplanade, but get there early on hot days, as it fills up fast. If you are catching public transport, take a Williamstown train from the CBD and get off at Williamstown Station. The beach is only a short 500 metre walk.

Hobsons Bay Dog Off Leash Areas

Address
Between Bayview Street and Thompson Streets
Williamstown, VIC

Operating Hours
24 hours

Phone
(03) 9932 1000

Ticket Prices / Admission
Free

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