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Bayside Trail
The Bay Trail
Bay Trail
is a shared use path for cyclists and pedestrians which follows the coastline of Port Phillip Bay
Port Phillip Bay
through the south-eastern suburbs of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.[1][2][3] The trail begins at Austin Road, Seaford near the Edithvale-Seaford Wetlands viewing platform and travels north. The trail ends just north of the West Gate Bridge
West Gate Bridge
in Port Melbourne. On weekends, a punt ferries pedestrians and bicycles across the Yarra River
Yarra River
to Spotswood in the city's west. North of Brighton the path is mostly split in two; providing separate facilities for pedestrians and cyclists
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San Francisco Bay Trail
The San Francisco Bay Trail is a bicycle and pedestrian trail that will eventually allow continuous travel around the shoreline of San Francisco Bay. As of 2018, 354 miles (570 km) of trail have been completed. When finished, the Bay Trail will extend over 500 miles (805 km) to link the shoreline of nine counties, passing through 47 cities and crossing seven toll bridges. It is a project of the Association of Bay Area Governments (ABAG) and the Metropolitan Transportation Commission (San Francisco Bay Area) (MTC). The Bay Trail is a collaboration between elected officials, government agencies, private companies, non-profit organizations, advocacy groups and the public to increase access to the edge of the bay. It provides recreational opportunities for hikers and bicyclists; offers a setting for wildlife viewing and environmental education; and serves as a bicycle transportation corridor
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Sandringham, Victoria
Sandringham (colloquially known as Sandy) is a beachside suburb of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, located 19 km (12 mi) southeast of Melbourne's central business district.[2] Its local government area is the City of Bayside
City of Bayside
and its federal division is the Division of Goldstein. At the 2011 Census, Sandringham had a population of 9,309.Contents1 History 2 Today 3 Education 4 Sports 5 Landmarks 6 Notable residents 7 References 8 External linksHistory[edit]Sandringham in 1908Sandringham Beach around 1915Wreck of HMAS J7 Submarine in Sandringham Yacht Club marina. Sunk as breakwater in 1927Sandringham formed part of the early estates in the parish of Moorabbin purchased by Josiah Holloway in 1852
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Spotswood, Victoria
Spotswood is an inner-western suburb of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 7 km south-west of Melbourne's central business district. Its local government area is the City of Hobsons Bay. At the 2016 census, Spotswood had a population of 2,604.[1] The suburb is bounded generally by the Geelong railway line
Geelong railway line
in the west, the West Gate Freeway
West Gate Freeway
in the north, the Yarra River
Yarra River
in the east and by the boundaries of the properties below Burleigh Street in the south. Spotswood was named after J.S
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Inline Skating
Inline skating
Inline skating
is a multi-disciplinary sport practiced widely internationally. Inline skates
Inline skates
typically have 2 to 5 polyurethane wheels, arranged in a single line by a metal or plastic frame on the underside of a boot. The in-line design allows for greater speed than roller skates and better manoeuvrability
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Seaford Railway Station, Melbourne
Seaford railway station is located on the Frankston line in Victoria, Australia. It serves the south-eastern Melbourne
Melbourne
suburb of Seaford opening on 1 December 1913.[1] A substation is situated at the northern end of the station. During the 1970s and 1980s, Seaford station used to accommodate stabled trains within its sidings. The use of the sidings was discontinued during the late 1980s due to costs and graffiti. The tracks used to stable trains are still visible at the southern end of the station. In 2009 The Platform 2 carpark was extended.Contents1 Platforms & services 2 Transport links 3 References 4 External linksPlatforms & services[edit]Northbound view from Platform 2 in November 2007Platform 1 front in November 2007Seaford has two side platforms
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Carrum, Victoria
Carrum is a suburb in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 33 km (21 mi) south-east from Melbourne's central business district. Its local government area is the City of Kingston. At the 2016 census, Carrum had a population of 3,980.[1] Public schools in Carrum include Patterson River
Patterson River
Secondary College and Carrum Primary School.Contents1 History 2 Sport2.1 Cricket 2.2 Football 2.3 Surf Lifesaving3 Education 4 Local Politics4.1 State Politics 4.2 Federal Politics5 Media5.1 Radio Carrum 5.2 Newspapers6 See also 7 ReferencesHistory[edit] The suburb of Carrum is located on what was originally part of the Carrum Carrum swamp.The Carrum Carrum Swamp was drained in 1879 when the Patterson Cut (formed in 1876), and other drainage measures were undertaken to prevent flooding of the Eumemmering Creek, which overflowed into the Carrum Carrum Swamp
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Patterson Lakes, Victoria
Patterson Lakes is located in outer south-east Melbourne
Melbourne
in Victoria, Australia. The canal suburb is located 35 km south-east of Melbourne's central business district.[2] Its local government area is the City of Kingston. In the 2016 census, Patterson Lakes had a population of 7,564.[1] Patterson Lakes consists predominantly of new houses, and is home to the most popular boat launching facilities in Victoria. The Patterson River is a popular portal for Port Phillip
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Patterson River
The Patterson River
Patterson River
is a partly man-made urban river[2] of the Port Phillip catchment, located in the south-eastern Greater Melbourne region of the Australian state of Victoria. It is the shortest river in Victoria at only 5 kilometres in length.Contents1 Location and features 2 History 3 Environment 4 Facilities 5 Gallery 6 See also 7 References 8 External linksLocation and features[edit]Patterson River, Patterson LakesFormed by the confluence of the Dandenong Creek
Dandenong Creek
and the Eumemmerring Creek, southwest of Bangholme approximately 35 kilometres (22 mi) south-east of Melbourne, the man-made Patterson River
Patterson River
was constructed in 1878 to assist the drainage of swamplands located in what is now the suburb of Carrum. The urban channel flows generally southwest before emptying into Beaumaris Bay, an eastern bay within Port Phillip at the river mouth, near Carrum
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Nepean Highway
Nepean Highway
Highway
runs south from the corner of Glen Huntly Road
Glen Huntly Road
and Brighton Road in Victoria, Australia
Victoria, Australia
to Portsea, along the eastern shore of Port Phillip. It is the primary road route to central Melbourne
Melbourne
from Melbourne's southern suburbs.Contents1 History 2 Route2.1 Melbourne
Melbourne
to Elsternwick 2.2 Elsternwick to Mornington 2.3 Mornington Peninsula3 Possible future north-south connection 4 Gallery 5 See also 6 ReferencesHistory[edit] Originally known as Arthurs Seat Road it was built in the 1850s to provide a road (originally a crude sandy track) from the farms (owned by Alexander Balcombe) south of Melbourne
Melbourne
and link the city with its southern bay settlements and sea defences at Point Nepean
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Black Rock, Victoria
Black Rock is a suburb of Melbourne
Melbourne
in the Australian state of Victoria, 18 km south-east of Melbourne's central business district.[2] Its local government area is the City of Bayside. At the 2011 Census, Black Rock had a population of 5,944.Contents1 History 2 Today 3 Landmarks 4 Parks and gardens 5 Sport 6 Notable former residents 7 References 8 External linksHistory[edit] The suburb was named after Black Rock House, a grand residence built by Charles Ebden
Charles Ebden
in 1856, who had taken the name from Black Rock, Dublin. Ebden was an early Port Phillip
Port Phillip
pastoralist as well as being a businessman and parliamentarian representing the seat of Brighton in the Victorian Parliament
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Hampton, Victoria
Hampton is a suburb in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 14 kilometres (9 mi) south-east of Melbourne's central business district.[2] Its local government area is the City of Bayside. At the 2011 Census, Hampton had a population of 12,482. Hampton is in a wealthy bayside area of Melbourne, wedged between the suburbs of Brighton and Sandringham. Hampton has a vibrant shopping centre along the main road, Hampton Street, boasting more than 50 cafes and restaurants plus numerous fashionable boutiques.Contents1 History 2 Sport 3 See also 4 References 5 External linksHistory[edit]Esplanade, Hampton in 1908Hampton, like Brighton, started off as a place of market gardens in the 1840s and 1850s, supplying fruits and vegetables for Melbourne. In the 1850s, interest started to grow in the beaches in the area as places for daytrips and holidays for Melbournians, particularly Picnic Point, on the beautiful bay foreshore of Hampton
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West Gate Bridge
The West Gate Bridge
West Gate Bridge
is a steel box girder cable-stayed bridge in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. It spans the Yarra River, just north of its mouth into Port Phillip, and is a vital link between the inner city (CBD) and Melbourne's western suburbs; with the industrial suburbs in the west and with the city of Geelong, 80 kilometres (50 mi) to the south-west. It is one of the busiest road corridors in Australia. The main river span is 336 metres (1,102 ft) in length, and the height above the water is 58 metres. The total length of the bridge is 2,582.6 metres (8,473.1 ft). It is the third longest in Australia behind the 3.2 kilometre Macleay River Bridge and the Houghton Highway along with its twin the Ted Smout Memorial Bridge, and is twice as long as the Sydney Harbour Bridge
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Middle Park, Victoria
Middle Park is an inner suburb of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 4 km south of Melbourne's Central Business District. Its local government area is the City of Port Phillip. At the 2011 Census, Middle Park had a population of 4,058. It is located between Port Phillip
Port Phillip
Bay and Albert Park Lake, which is about halfway across the western side of the Albert Park Reserve (a state park), hence the name "Middle" Park. It is bordered by Canterbury Road to the east, Mills Street to the north, Fraser Street to the south and Beaconsfield Parade to the west. Middle Park, along with neighbouring Albert Park, contains some of the best preserved terrace house and Victorian architecture
Victorian architecture
in Melbourne and is part of a strict heritage-conservation area. Many of the terraces line Canterbury Road, along the former railway line, which now has several more tram light rail stops since it was converted to tram use in 1987
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Albert Park, Victoria
Albert Park is an inner suburb of Melbourne, Australia, 3 km south of Melbourne's central business district. Its local government area is the City of Port Phillip. The suburb of Albert Park extends from the St Vincent Gardens
St Vincent Gardens
to Beaconsfield Parade and Mills Street. It was settled residentially as an extension of Emerald Hill (South Melbourne). It is characterised by wide streets, heritage buildings, terraced houses, open air cafes, parks and significant stands of mature exotic trees, including Canary Island Date Palm and London Planes. Since 1996 Albert Park Reserve has been home to the Australian Grand Prix, a motor racing event.Contents1 History 2 Geography2.1 Commercial centres 2.2 Beach areas 2.3 Albert Park and Lake3 Demographics 4 Housing 5 Transport 6 Sport 7 Notable residents 8 See also 9 References 10 External linksHistory[edit]This section needs additional citations for verification
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Half Moon Bay, Victoria
The Half Moon Bay is a bay and neighbourhood on Port Phillip, south east of Melbourne. Located in the suburb of Black Rock, it is home to the Black Rock Yacht Club, the Half Moon Bay Lifesaving Club and the Cerberus Beach House Restaurant and Beach Kiosk. This bay also gets a mention in the Cat Empire song, "The Wine Song". Half Moon Bay is also home to HMVS Cerberus, the last surviving monitor warship in the world, which acts as a breakwater. Half Moon Bay has a lifesaving club and a pier and has the Red Bluff Cliffs just along the beach. The cliffs were briefly featured in the movie "Mad Max'" as well as the 90's children's television series "Round The Twist". Half Moon Bay also has aquatic life which makes good snorkelling. It features many coastal processes. The first Black Rock Post Office opened here on 23 April 1902, was renamed Half Moon Bay in 1922 and closed in 1968.[2] References[edit]^ "Half Moon Bay (VIC)". Gazetteer of Australia online
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