With a name like Seaford, its coastal location is no surprise but its charming offerings might catch you off guard.
A short five-km drive from Frankston, you’ll find its quaint neighbour — Seaford. What makes Seaford stand out? It has a genuine and friendly ‘local’ feel to it, without the larger crowds that its bordering beach towns often attract. Its stretch of beach has crystal-clear waters creating the ideal spot for your next dose of vitamin sea.
Bring the whole family down to enjoy calm waters of Seaford Beach. It’s not uncommon to see stand-up paddle boarders taking to the water, a game of beach cricket in full swing or locals taking their four-legged friends for a walk along the shoreline. Running parallel to the beach is Kananook Creek Reserve where you can enjoy spotting native plants like Banksias and swamp gums as well as animals — from crustaceans to lorikeets, Blue-tongue lizards to honeyeaters.
If beer is your drink of choice you’re in luck. Seaford is home to Mr Banks Brewing Co — a small-batch brewery with humble beginnings. It’s cosy-yet-cool taphouse has become a favourite haunt for locals. Enjoy a pint with friends on one of its comfy couches, or if the weather is right, settle in at one of the picnic tables outside. For refreshing cocktails paired with bay views, head to Crackerjack Beachfront and bag a spot on the terrace. It offers a menu of tasty dishes for brekkie and lunch including the classic smashed avo and generous burgers. Have a hankering for an icy treat? Gelato Unou is the place. Its colourful range of gelato and sorbet flavours will make it hard to stop at one scoop.
If the kids are in tow, head to Gravity Zone, where they’ll love challenging each other in laser tag or leaping into the foam zone: a track of trampolines leading into a giant pit of foam. It also offers a zone for pros with high-performance trampolines and air sports equipment. Outdoor adventurers should head for the Seaford Wetlands where cycling, bird spotting and dog walking (on-lead of course) are just some of the activities that await.
Make sure to check when the next Seaford Farmers Market is on. It brings together a plethora of fresh local produce, perfect for stocking your pantry with. Expect fresh fruit and veg, locally-made baked goods and homemade jams and chutneys. If you’re in the market for some gifts, the charming boutiques of Seaford are a great place to find them. Love iLuka stocks a stunning range of coastal-inspired women's clothing and bohemian giftware. Think: woven wall hangings, paisley kaftans and soy candles. Little ones will love Little Guildfords, an enchanted-forest themed boutique brimming with whimsical clothing and accessories, which also offers kids parties and workshops.