Melbourne, Australia

Brighton Beach – Hampton Beach to Ellwood Beach

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Route 33, or Beach Road, is the long stretch that creeps around the coast of Port Phillip Bay. Runners hop on and off this path at many points, but we especially like the 7 km section between Hampton and Ellwood Beach, where a seaside path deviates from the road for much of the way and carries you up through sandy beaches and gorgeously maintained gardens. You might even stop and take a selfie at Brighton Beach’s famous row of cheerfully painted changing cabins. The route is mostly off road, but if you do hop on Beach Road between trails be cognizant of cars. If you’re travelling via public transportation, this run is an easy hop on hop off for a one-way, or you can choose a special section for an out and back.

Essentials
  • 7 km (4.4 miles) one-way
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  • Hampton Beach or Ellwood Beach
  • Get off at the Hampton or Brighton Beach train stops to see the best sections of this trail.