C&G’s Guide to Walking Your Dog in Bayside

During this challenging time, walking our furry companions is a much-appreciated source of socialisation and exercise. It’s the perfect time to take advantage of sunny days before Winter arrives, and enjoy the scenic walking routes that Bayside has to offer! Locals can also get their caffeine fix at the many cafes offering takeaway options. This latest C&G blog lists some of our favourite Bayside locations.


Elwood Park and Point Ormond Reserve are peaceful and scenic spots to enjoy a relaxing stroll or energising run along the bay. After exercising you can enjoy a coffee at Little Sunflower Café or Plain Sailing!

St Kilda

St Kilda Pier offers picturesque views of the Melbourne skyline and Port Phillip Bay all year round. It has a rich history dating back to 1853 and has always been a popular tourist destination. You’ll also have plenty of coffee options such as Sister of Soul, Harper’s Kitchen and Miss Jackson.

Albert Park

This is where you can find the iconic Albert Park Lake, which is perfect for jogging, cycling and walking our four-legged friends. Jack the Geezer Cafe and the Crux & Co aren’t too far away either!

Port Melbourne

Garden City Reserve is one of Port Melbourne’s largest recreational parks and contains many exotic plant species as well as native and indigenous garden beds. Your pup will love all the bright colours and birds that are attracted to this biodiverse community. Noisette has always been a local favourite and they remain open for coffee and baked goods!


Whether you’re ready to run or just going for a casual stroll, there is plenty of space at Dendy Park for everyone to enjoy. It’s one of the most popular Bayside recreational areas, with a 1.8 kilometre circuit of exercise stations and accessible public bathrooms and carpark. After your walk you can enjoy a cup of coffee at District Brewer, which is a short walk away and offering a full takeaway and delivery menu.


Elsternwick Park and Harleston Park are in close proximity to each other, and perfect for locals of all ages. When it comes to getting a caffeine fix, Glovers Station and Next of Kin are local favourites and also offering a takeaway version of their popular brunch dishes.


03 9531 1245
90 Ormond Road,
Elwood Vic 3184
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Black Rock

03 9589 3133
3 Bluff Road,
Black Rock Vic 3193
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Port Melbourne

03 9646 4444
1/103D Bay Street,
Port Melbourne Vic 3207
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