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Brighton Beach

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.


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Brighton Savoy
Brighton Savoy

Brighton Savoy

150 Esplanade, Brighton, VIC
     
    4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

    This Brighton hotel is on the beach, 0.3 mi (0.4 km) from Brighton Beach, and within 9 mi (15 km) of Luna Park and Melbourne Cricket Ground. Melbourne Central and Queen Victoria Market are also within 12 mi (20 km). Middle Brighton Station is 10 minutes by foot and Brighton Beach Station is 18 minutes.

    Boutique Stays Brighton Abode
    Boutique Stays Brighton Abode

    Boutique Stays Brighton Abode

    Victoria Street, Brighton, VIC
       
      0.0 out of 5.0 Stars

      Situated by the ocean, this holiday home is 0.4 mi (0.7 km) from Brighton Beach and 1.7 mi (2.7 km) from Elwood Beach. St Kilda Beach and Luna Park are also within 6 miles (10 km). Middle Brighton Station is 12 minutes by foot and Brighton Beach Station is 20 minutes.

      Boutique Stays - Brighton Abode
      Boutique Stays - Brighton Abode

      Boutique Stays - Brighton Abode

      16 Victoria Street, Brighton, VIC
         
        4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

        Situated near the beach, this holiday home is 0.4 mi (0.7 km) from Brighton Beach and 1.7 mi (2.7 km) from Elwood Beach. St Kilda Beach and Luna Park are also within 6 miles (10 km). Middle Brighton Station is 12 minutes by foot and Brighton Beach Station is 20 minutes.

        Caroline Serviced Apartments Brighton AU$159
        Caroline Serviced Apartments Brighton

        Caroline Serviced Apartments Brighton

        3 Male Street, Brighton, VIC
           
          4.5 out of 5.0 Stars

          Situated by the ocean, this apartment building is 0.7 mi (1.2 km) from Brighton Beach and 2.1 mi (3.4 km) from Elwood Beach. St Kilda Beach and Palais Theatre are also within 6 miles (10 km). Middle Brighton Station is only a 2-minute walk and Brighton Beach Station is 20 minutes.

          Boutique Stays The Residence
          Boutique Stays The Residence

          Boutique Stays The Residence

          Willansby Avenue, Brighton, VIC
             
            0.0 out of 5.0 Stars

            Situated in Brighton, this romantic apartment building is 0.6 mi (1 km) from Brighton Beach and 1.8 mi (2.9 km) from Elwood Beach. St Kilda Beach and Luna Park are also within 6 miles (10 km). Middle Brighton Station is 6 minutes by foot and North Brighton Station is 21 minutes.

            Quest Brighton on the Bay AU$169
            Quest Brighton on the Bay

            Quest Brighton on the Bay

            250 Esplanade, Brighton, VIC
               
              3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

              Situated near the bay, this hotel is 0.3 mi (0.5 km) from Brighton Beach and 2.9 mi (4.7 km) from St Kilda Beach. Royal Botanic Gardens and SEA LIFE Melbourne are also within 9 mi (15 km). Middle Brighton Station is 15 minutes by foot and North Brighton Station is 23 minutes.

              Boutique Stays - Brighton Rose
              Boutique Stays - Brighton Rose

              Boutique Stays - Brighton Rose

              1/12 Grosvenor Street, Brighton, VIC
                 
                4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                Situated near the beach, this holiday home is 0.4 mi (0.6 km) from Brighton Beach and 1.5 mi (2.4 km) from Elwood Beach. St Kilda Beach and Luna Park are also within 6 miles (10 km). Middle Brighton Station is 13 minutes by foot and North Brighton Station is 22 minutes.

                Boutique Stays Brighton Rose
                Boutique Stays Brighton Rose

                Boutique Stays Brighton Rose

                Grosvenor Street, Brighton, VIC
                   
                  0.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                  Situated in the suburbs, this romantic holiday home is 0.4 mi (0.7 km) from Brighton Beach and 3.1 mi (5 km) from St Kilda Beach. Elwood Beach is 1.4 mi (2.3 km) away. Middle Brighton Station is 13 minutes by foot and North Brighton Station is 21 minutes.