Beaumaris is located 19km south east of Melbourne’s Central Business District Victoria Australia. It is an affluent beach-side suburb that is characterised by its post-war housing. At the 2011 Census had a population of 12,829.
Beaumaris was originally called Spring Grove referencing the natural springs that was tapped along at the base of the coastal sandstone cliffs by the Boon wurrung aboriginal people.
James Moysey leased grazing land in 1845 and shortly after purchasing 32 hectares named his property Beaumaris Park. Beaumaris was accessed by a horse-drawn tram service which ran through Beaumaris from Sandringham to Cheltenham, this was from 1889 to 1914. This service closed because of high costs and low patronage with no remains of the line to be found it is remembered by the suburban street Tramway Parade, Beaumaris.
Beaumaris is a suburb which that is known for its mid-century ‘modernist’ homes designed by notable architects such as Robin Boyd, Chancellor & Patrick and John Baird that tend to polarise buyers to the flat roofed, light filled designs of the 60s and 70s.
Beaumaris offers a motor yacht squadron club, a bowling club, tennis courts and Royal Melbourne Golf Club which is recognized as a major leading golf club in Australia and significantly known throughout the world.
A prominent part of the Beaumaris foreshore is Ricketts Point which is a marine sanctuary and popular beach area. Beaumaris residents are very passionate about continuing to conserve the bushland which is a feature of the coastline defined by Beach Rd and provides walking trails and bike tracks. The Beaumaris Conservation Society has encouraged residents to maintain indigenous trees and plants in their gardens, resulting in parts of Beaumaris retaining a bushy atmosphere.
This coastline also is represented in paintings by well known artists such as Tom Roberts, Arthur Streeton, Frederick McCubbin which have painted scenes along the cliffs and celebrated in a coastal walk of 17km from Elwood Beach to Beaumaris.
Beaumaris has a shopping village known as The Concourse which is lined with a full array of shopping needs including trendy fashion boutiques, gift shops, cafes and restaurants, there is also several local primary schools such as Beaumaris Primary, Beaumaris North Primary, Catholic Primary School Stella Maris, St. Josephs Primary and East Beaumaris Pre-School.
What we like so much about Beaumaris is:
Beautiful tree lined streets, the coastal holiday feel, The Concourse for the village shopping Centre, Preservation of the Tea Tree Scrub, and the friendly caring Community support, and of course the everlasting Modernist architectural homes.