A photographer’s paradise, Princes Pier is an iconic, picturesque part of Melbourne.
The Pier is 580 meters long. It was known as the New Railway Pier until it was renamed Princes Pier after the Prince of Wales who visited Melbourne in 1920.
Princes Pier is a short, easy walk from the Beacon Cove Tram Stop (Tram 109). It is part pier and part open air museum with lots of information boards to fill you in on its 100 year history which includes the arrival of new immigrants from the earliest days of Melbourne.
If you are looking to snap a shot of Princes Pier, the best times are early in the morning or later afternoon when the sun is close to setting. The stumps jutting out of the water, cruise ships moving in and out amazing sun sets make for some beautiful photography moments.
The mixture of the historic and restored pier is a wonderful place to explore, walk around, sit, play or fish with the sea breeze washing over you.