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Chelsea: A Relaxed Beach Town Within Easy Distance Of Melbourne

Chelsea is a coastal suburb to the south of Melbourne, located 30 kilometres and 45 minutes from Melbourne's central business district. The suburb hugs the Port Philip Bay, making Chelsea Beach a very popular destination for beachgoers in the warmer months. Neighbouring suburbs include Chelsea Heights, Edithville, and Bonbeach.

The Chelsea train station, located on the Frankston railway line, puts all of Melbourne within easy reach. The neighbourhood is also serviced by regional buses, including a local SmartBus route. Holiday makers enjoy Chelsea for its relaxed, coastal atmosphere along with its public transit access and proximity to all of Melbourne's attractions.

Chelsea Accommodation

Chelsea holiday rentals have one primary focus in mind: the beach. You'll find rentals to be more open and spacious than more inner-city Melbourne accommodation. Beautiful views of the bay and sunny waterfront balconies are common, and most properties are within walking distance of Chelsea Beach. As an added benefit, most rentals are also within walking distance of Chelsea train station. Unlike the more historic sections of Melbourne, most housing in Chelsea was built after World War II and thus have a more modern vibe.

Spend Your Days At Chelsea Beach

Chelsea's main attraction is Chelsea Beach, home to over a kilometre of sand and surf. Its clean sand and clear, gorgeous waters make this beach one of the most popular in the Melbourne region. Chelsea Beach is also ideal for families with young children, as the waters are crystal-clear and shallow for quite a ways offshore. The beach also hosts the Chelsea Life Saving Club. Adults will appreciate the outdoor barbeques while the kids will enjoy the beach's popular playgrounds.

In And Around Chelsea

Transformed from its past use as atip site, Bicentennial Park is a must-visit while staying in Chelsea. This popular park boasts one of the best playgrounds in Australia, including two thrilling mound slides, sculptural gardens, and two sand pits. Below the slides, children can play in the life-sized Smurf-themed village, complete with giant mooing cow. Ride the Mount Chelsea Express train, swing on the giant basket swing, or hop on the climbing rope frame. Adults can take advantage of the picnic and barbeque areas while the kids burn out their energy on the playground.

There's also a wealth of cafes and restaurants to be found in Chelsea. You'll find a good-sized shopping strip on Nepean Highway, which also contains most of the neighbourhood's restaurants. Some of the best coffee in the suburb can be found at Cafe Opera, but be prepared to wait for your order. The Coffee Club and Apple and Mint are also top choices in the area.

If you're looking for a spectacular beach holiday that's still close to all Melbourne has to offer, you couldn't pick a better holiday destination than Chelsea.

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                                                                                                      Recent Reviews

                                                                                                      The location of this well appointed CBD apartment was perfect for our family. It is almost beside

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      The location of this well appointed CBD apartment was perfect for our family. It is almost beside the Melbourne Art Museum and only a one minute walk over the footbridge and under the Flinders station pedestrian crossing to Coles Supermarket and the heart of Melbourne Central. We loved being across the street from the botanical gardens. The nespresso coffee maker and organic nespresso capsules got our stay off to a good start. We cooked nearly all our meals in the apartment and found the kitchen to be well stocked with all cooking supplies required. The living area was comfortable as were the beds. The doubled glazed apartment was really quiet, even though it is in the heart of the city. The host was highly responsive when we made the booking. Thank you. We will certainly want to stay at this exact apartment if it is available on future trips.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: Jun 25, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Jun 2017

                                                                                                      We had a great stay at Me U Serviced Apartment during our Melbourne trip. Brian was really helpful,

                                                                                                      4 of 5
                                                                                                      We had a great stay at Me U Serviced Apartment during our Melbourne trip. Brian was really helpful, and so was his staff. The only inconveniece we had was the parking lot was located in another building. Fortunately, it was a secured area and we don't have to worry about theft at night.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: Jun 19, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Jun 2017