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The 2016 Estimated Resident Population for Beaumaris is 13,809, with a population density of 27.12 persons per hectare.

Location and boundaries

Beaumaris is bounded by Reserve Road and Weatherall Road in the north, Charman Road in the east, the Port Phillip Bay foreshore in the south, and McGregor Avenue, Fifth Street, Keating Street, Iluka Street, Fairleigh Avenue and Royal Melbourne Golf Club in the west.

Name origin

Beaumaris is named after an original property in the area, which was named after the Welsh coastal resort where Edward I built the Beau Marais castle.

Settlement history

Settlement of the area dates from 1845, with land used mainly for grazing. Population was minimal until the 1880s, when the Beaumaris Park Estate was auctioned, a horse tram service from Sandringham was established and the Beaumaris Hotel was built. Expansion continued into the early 1900s. Significant development occurred during the post-war years, with rapid growth from the 1950s. The population increased slightly between 1996 and 2011, a result of new dwellings being added to the area.

Land use

Beaumaris is an established residential area, with some commercial land use.

Major features

Major features of the area include Royal Melbourne Golf Club, Beaumaris Beach, Beaumaris Motor Yacht Squadron, Beaumaris Yacht Club, the Beaumaris Concourse retail area, Beaumaris Theatre, Ricketts Point Marine Sanctuary, Ricketts Point, Balcombe Park Reserve, Banksia Reserve, Beaumaris Reserve, Donald MacDonald Reserve, F L Yott Reserve, Illaroo Reserve, Pasadena Reserve, Sue Kirkpatrick Park, W F Vale Reserve, Moysey Gardens, the Port Phillip Bay foreshore and several schools.