St Andrews Beach, Victoria

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St Andrews Beach
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St Andrews Beach is located in Melbourne
St Andrews Beach
St Andrews Beach
Coordinates38°25′08″S 144°49′48″E / 38.419°S 144.830°E / -38.419; 144.830Coordinates: 38°25′08″S 144°49′48″E / 38.419°S 144.830°E / -38.419; 144.830
Population889 (2016 census)[1]
LGA(s)Shire of Mornington Peninsula
State electorate(s)Nepean
Federal Division(s)Flinders

St Andrews Beach is a coastal village located on the Bass Strait side of the southern Mornington Peninsula and it is south of Rye, in Victoria, Australia. St Andrews Beach forms part of a 35-kilometre (22 mi) continuous stretch of beach that runs from Cape Schank to Portsea. It is a popular surf location with many good breaks that attracts surfers all year round.[2]

The settlement was first subdivided in 1959 and the subdivision was originally marketed as "Capri Beach".[3] In the 1962 a golf course (since closed) was constructed and the subdivision was re-marketed as St. Andrews by the Sea.[4] Originally the homes that were built were small holiday homes but later in the 20th century more substantial homes began to be built as its location became more appreciated.[5] At this time[when?] the name St Andrews Beach was adopted by the Council as its official name. The price of land in this area has increased dramatically over the last[when?] ten years.

St Andrews Beach is in the local government area of the Shire of Mornington Peninsula. At the 2001 census, St Andrews Beach had a population of 664,[6] at the 2007 Census the population was 769,[7] at the 2011 Census the population was 1,138,[8] and at the 2016 Census, the population was 889.[1]

St Andrews Beach features a unique topography known as The Cups Country,[9] which creates an ideal environment for golf courses. Golfers have a choice of several nearby golf courses including the St Andrews Beach Club on Sandy Road,[10] Moonah Links off Truemans Road,[11] and The Dunes on Browns Road.[12]

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  1. ^ a b "2016 Census QuickStats St Andrews Beach". Australian Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved 15 December 2018.
  2. ^ "Home page - St Andrews Beach". n.d. Retrieved 19 August 2021.
  3. ^ "Capri Beach - St Andrews Beach". Retrieved 24 December 2015.
  4. ^ St Andrews Beach Subdivision Documents
  5. ^ St Andrews Beach Architecture
  6. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (9 March 2006). "St Andrews Beach (L) (Urban Centre/Locality)". 2001 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 7 July 2007.
  7. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (25 October 2007). "St Andrews Beach (State Suburb)". 2006 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 5 May 2008.
  8. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "St Andrews Beach (State Suburb)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 17 October 2012. Edit this at Wikidata
  9. ^ The Cups Country
  10. ^ Golf Select, St Andrews Beach Golf Club, retrieved 11 May 2009
  11. ^ Golf Select, The Dunes Golf Club

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