Combining village charm, urban sophistication and natural beauty, the Sandringham lifestyle is one of bayside’s most sought-after. Within one postcode, you’ll find a picturesque beach, expansive parks, stylish eateries and a myriad of convenient amenities. Family-friendly yet culturally rich, this vibrant suburb leaves no stone unturned – fostering a well-rounded way of life for its community.

Sandringham Yacht Club
Sandringham Beach
Sandringham Beach

Beachside Lifestyle

Sandringham Beach

People cross Melbourne to experience the beauty of Sandringham beach; for residents of Promenade, it is merely a part of everyday life. Stroll a few metres down the road to its pristine, golden-coloured shore – the perfect setting for devouring fish and chips with your close ones, or for a peaceful stroll with a canine companion. In summer, the clear, glittering water makes for the perfect way to cool off, where you’ll undoubtedly see a throng of stand-up paddle boarders making there way around the bay.


Permeated with salt-tinged air, the hallmark of the Sandringham locale is undoubtedly its picture-perfect beach. Located just 3-minutes from your doorstep, many a day is to be enjoyed here by residents of Promenade, making for an utterly sublime second backyard. Along with the beach, you’ll also find a collection of recreational amenities that promote a distinctly ‘coastal’ way of life. The Sandringham Yacht Club, for example, is a boat owner’s paradise, boasting a 365-birth marina, an extensive calendar of events, a luxurious clubhouse and a range of other enviable facilities. Even the most indoorsy of residents will be drawn to all this idyllic foreshore has to offer.

Wining and dining
in Sandringham

Coveted Eateries

Once a summer destination for affluent holidaymakers, Sandringham has evolved into what could only be described as a thriving cultural hub – a sentiment that is best exemplified at dinnertime. The main drag abounds with epicurean-style restaurants and sophisticated wine bars that would be right at home in any inner-city suburb. Casual venues like the Sandringham Hotel, Sparrows and Hobson’s Pub share the precinct with more up-market spots like Baia Di Vino, Sidebar and Y14. So, whether you’re in the mood for a meal with the family, an intimate wine date or a vibrant catch up with friends, the suburb has you covered.

Baia Di Vino

If you’re familiar with the culinary mastery of Dino Moshin (Riserva Wine, Rockpool Bar and Grill), then it’ll come as no surprise that the restaurateur’s latest venture is already a Sandringham favourite. Baia Di Vino, which means ‘wine of the sea’ in Italian, has a penchant for seafood of the European variety. King prawns, brodetto, linguine and wood fired fish comprise the thoughtfully curated menu, along with a sound Mediterranean wine list and a decadent selection of French desserts. Interiors encapsulate coastal sophistication, adorned in terrazzo, marble and rustic timber. Just a 5-minute walk from Promenade, meander over whenever you please and soak up the lively European atmosphere.

The Sandringham Hotel
The Hobsons Stores
Sparrow Bar

Coffee Culture

The Café Scene

During the day, Sandringham’s signature scent is a mixture of sea breeze and freshly ground coffee beans. Trendy cafes are dotted generously throughout the village, each one united to the next through chic interior design, quintessentially ‘Melbourne’ brunch dishes and exceptional cups of coffee. From long-standing institutions to innovative new establishments, there is no shortage of choice for resident brunch aficionados or connoisseurs of caffeine. Much like the restaurants of Sandringham, the café culture is akin to that of the city, yet with a noticeably coastal twist.

Port of Call

Sandringham’s burgeoning hospitality scene is epitomised by Port of Call, a sunny brunch spot from the dream team who brought us cult favourites like Tall Timber, Plain Sailing and Left Field. In homage to the suburb’s coastal landscape, the café’s interiors feature mint green joinery, washed timber, an abundance of indoor greenery and multi-coloured flooring throughout. As expected, the menu is utterly inspired; highlights include the cauliflower tacos, the ‘big brekky brioche burger’ and the all-encompassing breakfast board. Coffee is also at the forefront here, using expertly brewed beans from Niccollo Coffee Roasters.

Co Cafe
Black Squirrel

Abundant shopping
in Sandringham

Plentiful Shopping

Residents of Promenade will want for nothing when it comes to the world of shopping. Ensuring your kitchen cupboard is consistently well stocked, the village offers the the choice of two family-run green grocers, Coles, Brumbys, Sandringham Health Foods, a butcher, a fishmonger and the farmer’s market on Saturdays. For total ease of living, there’s also a range of convenience stores and services, plus a selection of gift shops for when you want to indulge in a bit of retail therapy. With Brighton’s extensive offering also a stone’s throw away, reasons to leave your bayside enclave are far and few between.

Village Import

A haven of neutral tones and natural textiles, Village Import is the quintessential coastal boutique. Here, shelves are adorned with understated garments for the leisurely lifestyle, including lightweight linen shirts, beautifully woven knits and breathable summer dresses. In addition to clothing, explore a range of luxury homewares from local designers and international artisans. Imbued with just a hint of tribal edge, each piece encapsulates the Hamptons aesthetic this pocket of Melbourne is so widely known for. With an exquisite range of accessories and esoteric little trinkets on offer too, Village Import is the perfect place to buy a gift – be it for a loved one or yourself.

No Place Like home
Sandringham Fruit Market

Living is easy
in Sandringham

A Convenient Lifestyle

Despite Sandringham’s leisurely village atmosphere and quiet residential streets, it still offers all the services and amenities you’d find in a cosmopolitan domain. Just a 2-minute walk from home, a train from Sandringham Station carries you to Brighton in 7-minutes, Windsor in 18-minutes, Richmond in 25-minutes and the city in half an hour. Or, if you’d rather drive into the city, it’s only 30-minutes by car.

When it comes to education, Sandringham is also impressively equipped. One of the oldest schools in Victoria, Sandringham Primary Schools presents an effective, caring and dynamic learning environment, with a diverse range of learning programs and a personalised developmental curriculum. Just a 10-minute walk from Promenade, living within the zone of this historic school is a coveted trait among bayside families.

The Bay Trail

Running parallel to Beach Road, the Bay Trail presents one of the most scenic ways to exercise in Melbourne. Spanning from Seaford all the way to Port Melbourne, to access the Sandringham leg, just walk down to the end of your street. Enjoyed by bike riders, joggers and dog-walkers alike, the trail boasts breathtaking views of the ocean and city skyline, and passes a number of bayside landmarks along the way – the Brighton Baths, Point Ormond in Elwood, St Kilda esplanade and more. With its flat, smooth surface, confident cyclists can also utilise Beach Road for their rides – one of Australia’s most beloved bike riding routes.

Sandringham Primary School
Sandringham Yacht Club
Sandringham Station