Getting there

St Kilda Pier is about a 15-minute drive from Melbourne city. Car parking in the evening can be difficult so consider taking a tram. The number 16 tram will drop you on the esplanade right in front of the pier.

Best times for photography

One of the best compositions is from the end of the breakwater rocks looking back at the cafe into the setting sun. You’ll need a wide angle lens and a sturdy tripod for this one. Do not attempt this on high tide or in strong winds.