Located 87km from Melbourne, St Andrews Beach is a tiny coastal village nestled among the sand dunes facing the wild waters of Bass Strait. It forms part of of a 35 km continuous stretch of beach that runs from Cape Schanck to Portsea. It’s a popular surf location with many good breaks that attracts surfers all year round.
St Andrews Beach has less that 700 residents, with a large number of weekend or holiday residences. The environment has inspired some unique and award winning architecture. The house with a roof sculptured like a sand dune, or the pole house surround by old telegraph poles, the Katsalidis Shipping Container House, or the inspiring steel structure of Sean Godsell Beach house, are just a few. Many other innovative designs can be seen from the street or the beach.
Inland the rolling grassed sand dunes are known as The Cups Country and create the ideal environment for Golf courses. There are a dozen championship courses in the area and St Andrews Beach has its own course designed by Tom Doak and rated among Australia’s Top 10 courses.