(3198, 36 km SE, Frankston City)
Seaford was part of the original Carrum Swamp and, when drained, was initially a sandmining area. Early in the 20th century its proximity to the beach encouraged some residential subdivision, the growth of a village and the building of a station on the railway to Frankston. However Seaford did not grow rapidly until after World War II, when its bayside location and rail service made it ideal territory for suburbanites of modest means. In recent decades there has been an expansion of light manufacturing and service jobs centred on the Frankston Freeway and Frankston- Dandenong Road, but Seaford remains essentially a residential suburb.