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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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Great home for a family

4 of 5
This was our first time using this type of accommodation as we usually use hotels. I am so glad we have made the change! This house is great, offers everything you need, has necessary supplies in the pantry and for cleaning and is in a great location. Thanks Katrina & Peter 👌🏻
  • Review Submitted: Jun 17, 2018
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2018

Very neat set up

5 of 5
Had a great stay. Was perfect for our trip for basketball. House was perfect for what we needed.
  • Review Submitted: Jun 15, 2018
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2018