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St Kilda Beach

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Michael Klim at the St Kilda Mile Ocean Swim in Melbourne, Australia

St Kilda Beach is a beach located in St Kilda, Port Phillip, Victoria, Australia, 6 kilometers (3.7 mi) south from the Melbourne city centre. It is Melbourne's most famous beach. The beach is a sandy beach about 700 meters (2,300 ft) long between St Kilda Marina and St Kilda Harbour along Jacka Boulavard and St Kilda Esplanade. It is located at the north-east corner of Port Phillip and is protected from ocean swell, though still affected by strong westerly winds. With Port Phillip Bay being open to the sea, St Kilda Beach is subject to regular tides.

The St Kilda Pier is another landmark that also served as the best spectator location at the 2007 FINA World Championships where the 5 km, 10 km and 25 km open water swimming competitions were held. It is also site of the St Kilda Mile Ocean Swim.

St Kilda Mile Ocean Swim[edit]

The Hotel Urban St Kilda Mile Ocean Swim (St Kilda Mile) is a new ocean swim in St Kilda Beach in Melbourne, Australia. Organized by Olympic medalist Michael Klim and Icon Events Director John Guise, the main event is 1.6 km (one mile) long.

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World's Best Open Water Swimming Towns[edit]

Dover was selected as one of the World's Best Open Water Swimming Towns by the World Open Water Swimming Association in 2014.

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