Williamstown (including Altona) is an historic bayside tourist resort which was Melbourne's first port.
If the locations don't take your breath away, the arts, craft and food bargains certainly will, writes Kristin Lee.
NELSON Place, the old centre of Williamstown, is home to stylish eateries that are a popular haunt of alfresco diners on balmy evenings.
Sue Wallace discovers a retreat close to the sea with rooms to explore.
Kristin Lee discovers naval history, public art and fresh mussels in a town on the water's edge.
Craig Tansley finds 10 things to do during a day by the bay.
Kate Nancarrow takes an apartment by the bay.