Seaford Foreshore Reserve

Something a little closer to my home on Melbourne’s Port Philip Bay this time and a pleasant walk in an effort to shed a few of those extra Christmas kilos. We find that we exercise much more when we are on the road., always walking and exploring. Whereas at home it becomes an effort to get out and appreciate our surroundings and the reasons why we live where we live.

Once infamously known by locals as ‘The Seaford Ti Tree’ this stretch of ti tree and coastal banksia was once home to moonlight trysts and adolescent fumblings on the bench seats of hotted up Holdens and Fords.

Council planners in their wisdom closed vehicle access and let the vegetation grow back to its native state, they then built paths and boardwalks to create this Bayside trail through 5kms of coastal dune. Between Frankston’s Mile Bridge in the south and Carrum in the north there are short sandy tracks onto the beach and if you’re in need of a coffee fix halfway then the Beach Café overlooking Seaford pier is the perfect answer. What better place for a walk on a warm summer’s morning? Soft sand tracks, shady banksia’s and ti trees and the deliciously warm salty smell in your nostrils that says Port Philip Bay and makes one crave for fish and chips.

Ti Tree and Coastal Banksia shade the walk
Archway in memory of the hermit who once lived here
Plenty of shallow beach for a swim
Gnarly ti tree
Cafe views across the bay

15 thoughts on “Seaford Foreshore Reserve

  1. Nice little walk that, we have often done it from Keats Reserve at Carrum when we are in that area. Crackerjack Cafe at the park is a great spot for a snack, built high next to the bowling green, and looking over the beach and bay.


  2. Gorgeous. I love the sculptured archway and the tree. The first programme I ever saw about Melbourne featured the street sculptures and I always wanted to see them in person. I loved the purse that appeared to have been dropped on the ground.


      1. It’s true, my friend emigrated from Liverpool to the US after he graduated and it wasn’t until he came home for a visit 10 years later that he realised he’d never actually seen the sights around his home town, all the Beatles stuff etc.


  3. Just after I replied to your comment we got a text from a friend to meet him. As we were driving there we passed a new sculpture to boxing champion Johnny Famechon which prompted me to tell my husband about your comment on Melbourne’s sculptures. By this time we were sitting at traffic lights beside a giant silver gnome who is ever so cute. We met our friend where else but the McLelland Gallery & Sculpture Park! This amazing place of was aided by the late and sadly missed Dame Elisabeth Murdoch mother of Rupert.
    I think it’s time I returned with camera in hand.


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