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The 126-year saga of the Beaumaris Hotel, at 472 Beach
Road, Beaumaris (western corner of Bodley Street)


Thomas Bent, later Premier of Victoria, laid Its
foundation stone, as the Great Southern Hotel, in 1888 during the land 
boom. See website re its latest form here.

See its demise in 2014 below.
In living memory, the grand hotels at Hampton,
Sandringham, Red Bluff, and now Beaumaris, have been
lost, with Mentone 
to go soon.


Hotel Beaumaris
c. 1910
original Mansard roof, from State Library of


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Beauy 1950

The Hotel, with original Mansard
roof, which survived past the Edwardian era

The scaled-down Beaumaris Hotel,
still with its Victorian-era style, about 1950

Beauy 2006

2011-04-28_Beaumaris_Beach Rd_hotel.jpg

Crudely re-modelled as the “Beaumaris
, about 2000

The “Beaumaris”,
in 2011, soon to be
touted for “apartments”

hotelhotel site
demolition, despite the ‘Heritage
Overlay HO66‘:
The completed
apartment structure that replaced the Beaumaris
Hotel, as seen in August 2016. BCS Inc. accepts
that at least a ‘reasonable
visual result
‘ has been produced.

The ruin of
the former Beaumaris Hotel above is all that
will remain of what was one of Beaumaris’s
oldest surviving buildings, and was, until the
completion of its replacement by apartments –
with 120 underground car parking spaces – the
biggest building ever built in Beaumaris.

BCS Inc.’s 2012 letter
of objection

to the form of the proposed
redevelopment, and its
support at the VCAT

in 2013 for Bayside
Council’s refusal of a permit.


here for a 3-minute video showing an aerial
view of the
demolition, approved by the VCAT,
of all – except the facade – of
the Beaumaris Hotel 1888 – 2014, and the
profligate digging up, removal from Beaumaris, and
ultimate dispersal, of a vast quantity of original
Beaumaris geological material.


Link to Port Phillip
Conservation Council Inc. – BCS Inc. has been a Member
Organization of it since 1970