The beaches in Melbourne aren't close to the ones you get in the rest of Australia, but I guess they are still better than the ones we have at home! Especially this time of year..;)
St Kilda is a pretty shitty beach IMO, but if you bother going just outside the city, to Brighton beach, it's a different story. I love the colorful beach houses on Brighton and the relaxed vibes.
If I ever get loaded, I'll by one of the cute houses for sure!