Monday, April 29, 2013

St Leonards, Victoria - Where every day is a Sunday

On the weekend (over Anzac Day) I ventured down to St Leonards in Victoria which is about 30kms from Geelong sitting on Port Philip Bay.

I was only there for one night and I went back to Melbourne on the Friday. But I got a chance to look around.

It's a cute little seaside village with a nice outlook back to Melbourne.With only a population of 2,000 people there are still a few decent cafes and restaurants in the main street along with a supermarket and liquor store. But it is noticeably quiet even on a long weekend. No wonder it is a popular spot for Melbournians.

The Main Street of St Leonards:

I ended up staying at the pub, the St Leonards Hotel and it was pretty good. Besides being one of the few options in St Leonards, having food and booze under the bed always appeals to me... but check out the view!! It must have one of the best beer gardens in this part of Australia.

The rooms were good and had lcd tv's and comfy beds. What you would call the higher end for pub stay accommodation, but obviously this area relies heavily on the tourism trade and needs to offer something nice for those quiet periods outside peak season.

Last photos - the pub food:

All in all a pleasant trip. I will return.
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