Moysey Walk, Beaumaris
Time: 1 hour
Distance: 3.9 kilometres
Difficulty: moderate; some small hills
Seats: Beaumaris Reserve, Banksia Reserve, Beaumaris Concourse Shopping Village
Shopping Melway Reference: 86 D6
Bus Routes: 600, 922
Wheelchair access: Sealed footpath entire trail, except reserves
Parking: Beaumaris Community Centre, 90 Reserve Road Beaumaris
Toilets: Beaumaris Reserve, Banksia Reserve, Keys Street shops
Download - Moysey Walk trail map (PDF, 92.1KB)
Trail directionsThe walk begins at the Beaumaris Community Centre. Pick up the trail and head north towards Cloris Avenue.
1. As you walk towards Cloris Avenue, you’ll notice the Friendship Path and Gardens, built in 1990 as a community project for young people.
2. Banksia Reserve has a lovely playground and is the perfect location to sit down and enjoy a short break. The reserve is home to the Beaumaris Football and Lawn Tennis Clubs.
3. After walking past Banksia Reserve, turn left into Tramway Parade. The street name refers to the trams that once ran along the parade for two periods of time. Horse drawn trams were used from 1887 to 1914 and electric trams from 1926 to 1931. This tram service closed down in 1931 due to a lack of patronage.
4. A true highlight of this trail is Moysey Gardens, which is located across Beach Road on Port Phillip Bay. This was the original site of the Moysey family home. If you have the time, it is definitely worthwhile visiting the site of the former Beaumaris Baths, Keefers Boathouse and Jetty located on the water. Although destroyed by fire in 1984, the structures date back to 1901. You'll also notice various Coastal Trail signboards along the foreshore. For more information on the 90 beautifully detailed signs that comprise the four elements of the Coastal Trail.
5. Discover the fascinating art, historical, indigenous and environmental significance of the stunning Bayside foreshore as you continue towards the City along the Coastal Trails. Take in the magnificent coastal views and attractions of Port Phillip Bay as you do so. After you pass the Beaumaris Pavilion, turn right into Keys Street where you’ll find a small shopping centre.
6. Before you complete the walk, take the time to stop and wander through the Beaumaris Concourse Shopping Village. This is the ideal location to meet friends and grab a bite to eat in one of several fine food establishments or cafes.
Page last updated: 10 Sep 2013