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The HOT List: Best Places to Scoot #1 – Altona Beach

Micro Scooters Altona Beach

This year Christmas has come early for Baby 2.0! He was gifted his dream green Mini Micro Deluxe Scooter so that we could share with you one of our favourite places to scoot in Melbourne – Altona Beach.

Altona Beach is a gloriously wide beach on the western side of Port Phillip Bay framed by huge Norfolk pines on the shoreline. Running all the way along the long sand line is a smooth bike/walking track that’s just perfect for scooters. 

Micro Scooters Altona Beach

We like to start our scooting at the Millers Road end of the beach with a babycino from child-friendly cafe Bezirk. They have a small play area at the back of the cafe for kiddies.

Bezirk Altona

Then it’s a smooth path straight to Pier Street, past the rock pools…
Micro Scooters Altona Beach


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…pass the historical wooden pier (we had a short scoot on it – not sure that’s allowed!)…

Micro Scooters Altona Beach

then another pit stop at the beach kiosk Norfolk.

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You can divert off the path with some sand play, a quick splash in the calm, shallow and safe water, discover marine life at the rockpools or play at the beachside playground at Logan Reserve.
Logan Reserve Altona

If you are in Altona on a Tuesday explore the weekly Altona Beach Market with fresh food stalls and local arts and crafts with a bit of a trash-and-treasure feel.

Altona Beach Market

Every time we visit the beach is calm and uncrowded and it really feels like a local, hidden gem. No fake tans, no lycra speed demons, no pretension. 

Speaking of locals – they are particularly friendly here! Everyone is very accommodating of Baby 2.0 as he learns how to handle and manoeuvre the Mini Micro Deluxe Scooter on the path. Everyone smiles, waits and ding their bike bells merrily.

Micro Scooter Altona Beach

We think that Altona Beach is one of the best places to scoot in Melbourne – a fantastic beachside destination that provides all the facilities for a fun day out.

Where are your favourite places to scoot in Melbourne? Baby 2.0 loves his Mini Micro Deluxe Scooter so much that I’m going to start compiling a list!

Click here for other best places to scoot all around Australia.

For more information about the Mini Micro Deluxe Scooter click here. 


Micro Best Places to Scoot – Win a scooter Competition

  • Upload a photo or video of your favourite place to scoot and tell Micro why it’s the best to be in to win a kids Micro Scooter!
  • Micro are making an interactive map of the best places to scoot in Australia and New Zealand and they want you to be a part of it. Either fill in the form or use #bestplacestoscoot on a facebook or instagram post to enter. Winning entry will have a great photo of your favourite place to scoot and a description that makes us want to scoot there! Entries close midnight 23 March.
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Joyce Watts is a former intellectual property, IT and media lawyer turned serial entrepreneur.

As well as being the founder of TOT: HOT OR NOT she helps businesses with their SEO, email marketing & social media as BrightSmart.com.au; she owns an online bike store CycleStyle.com.au and develops and produces creative experiences for families via WheelieGoodFun.com. She used to publish another popular lifestyle and food blog called MEL: HOT OR NOT The decisive guide to Melbourne.

She lives in inner-city Melbourne with her husband, two children and seven bikes.

This Post Has 2 Comments

  1. Would it be equally as good for a little person to practice riding their new bike? We are always on the lookout for places to ride where she doesn’t have to stop and start again on account of driveways and cross roads

    1. Hi Naomi

      Thanks for your comment. Yes it’s great for new bike riders too, the beach side has no driveaways or roads, the only thing you need to look out for are pedestrians and other bike riders/scooters. Have fun!

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