Around Sandringham

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From its quant village atmosphere to serene coastal setting, Sandringham is an appealing beachside suburb located just 16 kilometres southeast of the Melbourne central business district.

Situated between Hampton and Black Rock, Sandringham was originally known as “Gypsy Village” when the suburb was little more than a fishing village based around Picnic Point.

Today, Sandringham is a well-established residential suburb that is home to a number of restaurants, retailers, tourist attractions, sporting facilities and historical buildings. Across the suburb lies new developments, period dwellings and a vibrant mix of new and old.

A landmark on Sandringham’s foreshore is Picnic Point, a large recreational reserve with an oval for sporting activities, sporting clubrooms, croquet green and entrance to one of the largest boat harbours on the bay.

Picnic Point is the also the starting point of a coastal artist trail that stretches through to Beaumaris. The walking trail features display boards at the sites of painting by some of Australia’s most renowned artists, including, Walter Withers, Arthur Streeton and Tom Roberts.

Also on the picturesque foreshore lies the Sandringham band rotunda, the landmark is situated directly opposite the Sandringham Hotel on a clifftop overlooking the beach.

Sandringham’s iconic harbour is built around a sunken WW1 submarine and is home to the famous Sandringham Yacht Club, Melbourne’s premier sailing club that is host to world-class sporting events on the bay. 

For families in the bayside area, Sandringham Primary School, opened in 1855, is one of the oldest schools in Victoria. Sandringham College has two campuses in Sandringham, and one in the nearby suburb of Beaumaris.

With a charming mix of quaint village life and seaside views and attractions, Sandringham is strewn with appointments for all.

Sandringham – where old meets new.