Holidays in Brighton Beach

Brighton Beach
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Take time out from the pulse of the city to relax in the calm waters of one of Melbourne’s most picturesque beaches.

Brighton Beach is actually a generic name for three different parts of Port Phillip Bay. Upper Brighton Beach leads into Middle Brighton Beach, known primarily for its historic sea baths and iconic pier. But one of the main attractions is undoubtedly Dendy Street Beach, whose famous beach huts have made it one of the most photographed locations on this picturesque stretch of coastline.

These brightly painted huts, or “bathing boxes”, date back to the Victorian era, when sea bathers protected their modesty by changing in privacy. The heritage-protected boxes are still in use today, with annual licences highly sought-after among local families seeking a convenient and novel base on the beach. The modest wooden-framed structures are all built to the same practical design, with weatherboard sides and corrugated-iron roofs, but have been decorated in highly individual styles and striking colours. Weekends in particular are a good time to stroll along the beach and maybe catch a quick glimpse inside the occupied huts.

Brighton’s three beaches are all patrolled by lifeguards and the waters are generally calm, making them popular and safe places for bathing. The grassy foreshore provides plenty of recreational opportunities, from picnicking to ball games, while separate walking and cycling paths along Port Phillip Bay offer wonderful panoramic views of the Melbourne skyline on one side and the ocean on the other.

Brighton Beach is situated in the upmarket suburb of Port Phillip Bay and is easily accessible by bus or via the Sandringham train. Alternatively, it’s around a 30-minute drive from the centre of Melbourne and there is a pay car park nearby. Don’t forget to bring a hat, sunscreen and drinking water, as the sun can get very strong, especially in high season.

3033 Cheap Hotels Near Brighton Beach

Adara St Kilda
Adara St Kilda
4.5 out of 5
135 Inkerman Street, St Kilda, VIC, 3182
The price is AU$114 per night from 24 Aug. to 25 Aug.
Stay at this 4.5-star luxury hotel in Melbourne. Enjoy free WiFi, on-site parking and an on-site corner shop. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the convenient ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (611 reviews)
"Fabulous"

Reviewed on 11 Aug. 2022

Adara St Kilda
Cosmopolitan Hotel
Cosmopolitan Hotel
4 out of 5
6 Carlisle Street, St Kilda, VIC, 3182
The price is AU$131 per night from 12 Sep. to 13 Sep.
Stay at this 4-star family-friendly hotel in Melbourne. Enjoy free WiFi, on-site parking and a business centre. Our guests praise the comfy rooms in their reviews. ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (996 reviews)
"Close to everything, well priced!!"

Reviewed on 6 Aug. 2022

Cosmopolitan Hotel
Kimberley Gardens Hotel & Serviced Apartments
Kimberley Gardens Hotel & Serviced Apartments
4 out of 5
441 Inkerman Street, St. Kilda East, VIC, 3183
The price is AU$155 per night from 15 Aug. to 16 Aug.
Stay at this 4-star family-friendly motel in Melbourne. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and a fitness centre. Our guests praise the pool and the helpful staff ...
4.2/5 Very Good! (996 reviews)
"Gentleman at reception couldn’t do enough for us, very welcoming!!"

Reviewed on 1 Aug. 2022

Kimberley Gardens Hotel & Serviced Apartments
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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Selina St Kilda Melbourne
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3 out of 5
24 Grey St, St Kilda, VIC, 3182
The price is AU$102 per night from 15 Aug. to 16 Aug.
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Cosmopolitan Hotel
Cosmopolitan Hotel
4 out of 5
6 Carlisle Street, St Kilda, VIC, 3182
The price is AU$131 per night from 12 Sep. to 13 Sep.
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Adara St Kilda
Adara St Kilda
4.5 out of 5
135 Inkerman Street, St Kilda, VIC, 3182
The price is AU$114 per night from 24 Aug. to 25 Aug.
Adara St Kilda
Kimberley Gardens Hotel & Serviced Apartments
Kimberley Gardens Hotel & Serviced Apartments
4 out of 5
441 Inkerman Street, St. Kilda East, VIC, 3183
The price is AU$155 per night from 15 Aug. to 16 Aug.
Kimberley Gardens Hotel & Serviced Apartments
Quest St Kilda Bayside
Quest St Kilda Bayside
4 out of 5
1 Eildon Road, St Kilda, VIC, 3182
The price is AU$153 per night from 28 Aug. to 29 Aug.
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Rydges St Kilda
Rydges St Kilda
4 out of 5
35-37 Fitzroy Street, St Kilda, VIC, 3182
The price is AU$169 per night from 21 Aug. to 22 Aug.
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Best Western Plus Buckingham International
Best Western Plus Buckingham International
4 out of 5
1130 Nepean Highway, Highett, VIC, 3190
The price is AU$153 per night from 16 Aug. to 17 Aug.
Best Western Plus Buckingham International
Tolarno Hotel
Tolarno Hotel
4 out of 5
42 Fitzroy Street, St Kilda, VIC, 3182
The price is AU$125 per night from 12 Sep. to 13 Sep.
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Crest on Barkly
Crest on Barkly
4 out of 5
47 Barkly St, St Kilda, VIC, 3182
The price is AU$104 per night from 16 Aug. to 17 Aug.
Crest on Barkly
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.