Brighton Beach

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Swisshen
Melbourne, Australia2,283 contributions
Love this beach with it's Iconic Beach Huts, which have huge price tags, one selling in 2016 for $285,000, saying that the beautiful artwork on some of the huts is fabulous. The beach is pristine and I loved the shallow rock pools left by the out going tide which are great to explore. If you fancy a swim there are life guards in attendance,or just kick back you heel and enjoy the sun.
Written February 11, 2020
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Travelunravelstheworld
Melbourne, Australia90 contributions
This a beautiful, well maintained sandy beach. Well looked for the tourists and locals as this is one of Melbourne's great photo opportunities, The Beach Huts!! If you are new to the area, this is a selfie must. Bring your dog, bring the kids, bring your whole family there is heaps of room on the beach and the water is crystal clear and great for a paddle. All the local car parks have fees, but you might get a space down a side street on the the side of the road.
Written August 22, 2020
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Roojesh/Prasila
Darwin, Australia19 contributions
The beach houses look extreme good in photos and it is mesmerizing when you see these from distance. But when you actually reach there you might ask yourself - what's so fascinating about this? Beach is pristine and it's lovely to have a swim. It's only about 40 minutes by train from Flinder street station (main train station in Melbourne). So if you have couple of spare hours, why not to capture some photos!
Written April 6, 2021
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Ree_Views1
Goulburn, Australia1,476 contributions
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I have seen many photos of this iconic beach but have never been this way until now.
It brings a smile to your face. So many cute timber huts all individually painted. The beach is also nice although most people were just there to photograph the huts.
There was an owner there painting his hut and he was happy to talk to us and tell us about them.
Worth a visit!
Written January 22, 2020
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JLM
Melbourne, Australia202 contributions
The beach itself is simply beautiful, and the addition of the bathing boxes lined up along the beach makes the landscape all the more attractive. The water seemed quite clean, great for a swim, and with a nice view of Melbourne in the distance.

Just be aware to pay for parking as the inspectors are quick to slap your car windshield with a fine.
Written April 20, 2021
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Swell Traveller
Melbourne, Australia3,769 contributions
Brighton Beach is really made up of a few smaller beaches that connect. You have Middle Brighton [includes the pier], Brighton itself, Dendy Street Beach, Hollows Beach to Green Point.

It does get very busy in the Summer months, especially the Dendy Street Beach part as the Brighton Bathing Boxes are there. It is a popular area for the locals and tourists alike to exercise - SUPing, swimming, walking, dog walking to name a few. There are always photographers to be found and even the occasional model photo shoot. No matter where you walk on the beach you lays have Melbourne looking over your shoulder in the distance.

The Middle Brighton Pier leads to the marina and is only accessible by locals. There is a great waling path and a bike track. You will find a cafe and place to eat here too as well as a large carpark. Another carpark can be found at Green Point - both have app access or ticket machines.

It really is a lovely place to relax. The sand is truly golden and the water quite clear. Keep a lookout for some shells and the Bayside Coastal Artists Trial [see seperate review] - you can learn about the history, indigenous / local culture through the eyes of a range of artists.

A great way to spend a few hours.
Written June 6, 2020
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payelchakravorti
Melbourne, Australia91 contributions
Brighton is the most beautiful beach in Melbourne. Colourful bathing boxes are the main attractions of the place. One can enjoy the best glimpse of Melbourne Skyline from the beach.It's a paradise for Instagramers. The beach is very close to the train station & well connected with the suburbs as well as CBD, just 25 mins train ride from Flinders Street station(CBD). Brighton, Middle Brighton & North Brighton there are 3 stations to reach the beach. One can get down in any of the stops & can walk alongside the beach. The whole area is really attractive. Best place to spend some quality family time.Kids can enjoy at the sea shore while parents can sun bask. Sea gulls are everywhere searching for food & disturbing crowds. North road foreshore children park is in vicinity & always crammed with cheerful kids.
Written March 5, 2020
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seeker372011
Sydney, Australia227 contributions
Couples
Overcrowded, overhyped and overrated. The actual beach is narrow and not particularly attractive; the front of the bathing boxes are overcrowded with people taking selfies; and basically it’s underwhelming.

There are many better things to see and do in Melbourne and it seems rather pointless to visit this place.

The photos you have seen are enough. Real life adds little if anything
Written January 1, 2020
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Jenna Claire
Cornwall, UK159 contributions
Couples
Beach was lovely.. Wouldn’t sit too near the bathing boxes though as you’ll get trod on with people taking photos.. There is a nice quiet spot up either end of the beach if you want to get away from it.. Lifeguards all about too so very safe!
Written February 21, 2020
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Jeffry b
Essendon, Australia10,950 contributions
Brighton Beach is one of the best and most popular beaches on Port Philip Bay. The beach is divided into several areas. The water is calm and the sand is fine and white. It's a great place for a swim on a hot day. One of the best-known features of Brighton Beach are the colorful bathing boxes. The are often handed down from generation to generation, and often change hands for large amounts.
Written February 10, 2021
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