5W04 Walk the Bay Trail – Brighton to Port Melbourne 12 km (E)**


Date: on/from Fri 17 May 2024 to 17 May 2024
Frequency: Single event
Class time: 10:00-3:00

Delivered Outdoors

Brighton Beach Train Station

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Facilitator: Julie Smith
Location: Meet at Brighton Beach Train Station, in the car park on the beach side of station. See transport details
Cost: Pay for your coffee at Beach Shack Elwood, lunch at Sandbar Middle Park, drinks at The Local Port Melbourne..
Maximum number of participants: 18
Note: members enrolling for this event are required to read and agree to the Exercise Course Disclaimer on the U3APP website.
Details of the event: A 12 km walk from Brighton Beach Train Station along part of the Bay Trail. Explore beaches and great views. Walk is on paths which are mostly flat and well defined, some are shared with bikes.
After meeting Brighton Beach Train Station car park, we will then cross Beach Road and join the Bay Trail. A quick coffee stop is available at Beach Shack on Elwood foreshore. This is 5 kms from the start. We arrive at approx. 11.20am. Lunch stop is at Sandbar on Middle Park beach. This is 5 kms from Beach Shack Elwood. We arrive at approx. 12.50pm. Head off for the last 2 kms to Port Melbourne arriving at The Local, 22 Bay St Port Melbourne for a refreshing drink. We arrive at approx. 2.30pm.
There are toilets and water fountains on the trail.
Transport: This is a one-way walk, best done by public transport. Catch the Sandringham train from Flinders Street Station. Get off at Brighton Beach Train Station. From the station, walk to the car park on the beach side where we will meet. The walk ends in Port Melbourne.
Requirements: Water, sunblock, hat, snacks, walking shoes, band aids if you suffer from blisters.

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