Only 15 minutes from Melbourne CBD, you will find Elwood Beach. We stopped here for an ice cream on a warm and sunny winters day, but well definitely be back to enjoy the sandy beach in summer. The nearby playground at Elwood park was more suited to older kids, but we still enjoyed the time that we spent running around.
If you're looking for a quick bite to eat in the area, we highly recommend popping into Jimmy's milk bar on St Kilda Street. They were so incredibly sweet with our boys, and there are some toys and a play area in their back courtyard.