Sandringham photos


The bayside suburb of Sandringham overlooks Port Phillip and is situated between Hampton and Black Rock.

Sandringham was originally known as "Gypsy Village" back in the days when it was little more than a fishing village based around Picnic Point. These days, it is a well-established suburb, with the village feel of its commercial centre being preserved along Station Street with its iconic palm trees. Shops also extend into neighbouring Melrose Street, Waltham Street and Bay Road. Small local shopping strips can be found at several locations along Bluff Road.

A landmark on Sandringham's foreshore is the band rotunda, situated directly opposite the Sandringham Hotel on a clifftop overlooking the beach. Built in 1926, the rotunda is surrounded by palm trees, lawns and gardens, with scenic views available from its upper level. The Sandringham Life Saving Club is located further north along the beach, fronting a safe swimming area where no boating is permitted.

The coastline towards the south consists of stretches of sandy beaches at the base of rocky cliffs. Pathways and clifftop parks line this section of the coast, providing scenic views towards the rocky outcrop of Red Bluff and across Half Moon Bay towards Black Rock.

At the northern end of Sandringham is the coastal feature of Picnic Point where there is a sports oval and several sporting clubs. Follow Jetty Road on its journey down to sea level where there are boating clubs based around a harbour and breakwater. Visitors can stroll along the length of the breakwater, watch boats coming and going from the marina, and enjoy panoramic views along the coast and across the bay. Next to the Hampton Sailing Club is Hampton Pier which extends alongside the boat harbour and from which there are northerly views along the coast towards Hampton and Brighton.