WEST BEACH BATHERS PAVILION, corner Beaconsfield Parade and Pier Road, St Kilda West, 9593 8833. Daily brunch, lunch, dinner.
Come for eggs, pizza, burgers or scones and eat with your toes in the sand. There's live music on Sunday afternoons.
CERBERUS BEACH HOUSE, Half Moon Bay, Black Rock, 9533 4028. Tues-Sun lunch and dinner.
Grab fish 'n' chips at the kiosk or head upstairs to the restaurant for soft shell crab salad or baked barramundi. Either way, there's a face full of bay as a bonus.
MILKBAR & CO, 42 Lochiel Ave, Mount Martha, 5974 2757. Daily breakfast and lunch.
You can buy basic supplies here but most people come for coffee, muesli, salads, steak sandwiches and cakes. The beach is just across the road.