Close to the city, yet a world apart, lies Port Melbourne. This is where the city stockbrokers and lawyers trade their suits for jogging gear and breathe in the seaside ambience of this seaside suburb. Since the mid 1800’s it has been the first glimpse of Melbourne that many people traveling from overseas and interstate have had. While it is not quite the bustling port it once was, it’s now bustling in a different way! Many of the locals live in the now renovated workers cottages that were built in the nineteenth century. Others live at Beacon Cove, a relatively new residential development of modern houses and swish apartments. Visit Bay Street, you'll find an eclectic mix of hotels, restaurants, cafés and shops. This area is also full of great places to eat, many of which overlook the water. And if you eat too much you can always walk all the way along the beach to St Kilda or Brighton! Head down to Station Pier, Port Melbourne, where you will find a selection of waterfront, restaurants and bars, offering one of Melbourne's most picturesque dining experiences.