Wednesday 14 January 2015


Altona is a western suburb of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 13 km south-west of Melbourne's central business district. Its local government area is the City of Hobsons Bay. At the 2011 Census, Altona had a population of 9,918. Altona is a large suburb consisting of low density residential in the south-eastern half, with mixed industry in the north-western half. A key feature is Altona Beach on Port Phillip, which is one of only two swimming beaches in the western suburbs (the other being Williamstown Beach). Altona takes its name from the then independent German city of Altona which is today a borough of Hamburg.

This post is part of the Waterworld Wednesday meme,
and also part of the Outdoor Wednesday meme,
and also part of the Wordless Wednesday meme,
and also part of the ABC Wednesday meme.


  1. The photographs are a welcome sight on a cold winter's day here.
    Joy - ABC Team

  2. Oh a day at or near the beach! Hope I'll soon get there:)

  3. awesome photos of the beach.
    So much fun in the sun.
    Lovely shots of the beautiful beach.

  4. Lovely summer scenes!
    I especially like the first one

  5. Beautiful tree line close to the beach. Very scenic. And this beach seems to have retained a width of sand... wider than most of my peninsula bayside beaches.

  6. How lovely! I envy you the summer!
    Thanks for helping us warm up by sharing your photos at

  7. Gorgeous! You have to love summer!

    I live in the SE suburbs so I have not thought much about the other side of the city. However the bay is totally round, so why are there only two swimming beaches in the western suburbs? The east side of the bay is continuous beach till the Heads.

  8. the water looks WONDERFUL!


  9. I have never been to Altona Beach. Must put it on the list.


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