Brighton: One of Melbourne’s most exclusive suburbs, This tourist attraction is located south of the city between Elwood and Hampton.
Brighton boasts expanses of beautiful sandy beaches that are perfect for a relaxing beach day.
There are nearly 6 kilometres of coastline within Brighton’s boundary, offering a wide range of activities for visitors.
There is a bicycle path that lines much of the foreshore. The Middle Brighton Pier leads to an impressive marina.
Right next to the marina are the Middle Brighton Baths, an iconic Melbourne site that dates back to 1881.
The bath complex also boasts a café, restaurant, gymnasium, and facilities for private functions. There are designated coastal areas that are open for surfing and waterskiing as well.
If it is the beaches that bring you to Brighton, then the famous Dendy Street Beach is a must.
The beach is lined with colorful bathing boxes that bring you back to the time when beachgoers could enjoy their own personal changing and shower facilities.
Not far away is Green point, where visitors can take in spectacular views of the colorful bathing boxes in the foreground with the Melbourne skyline in the distance.
If you are looking more for a day of indulgence, Brighton has you covered. There are a number of different shopping precincts in the town.
The centre along Church Street offers supermarkets, a cinema, and a number of high-end, designer shopping establishments.
Bay Street in north Brighton is lined with fantastic cafes, restaurants, high fashion, and gift shops.
Martin Street provides a number of gourmet restaurants along with contemporary retailers.
Finally, the Esplanade, which runs along the coast, offers a number of excellent hotels, as well as a small commercial hub across from the baths.
also offers visitors with a number of architectural sights.
The suburb is filled with beautiful gardens and historic architecture, including the Brighton’s Town Hall Precinct, which includes the local counsel offices, a library, and a theatre on the site.
The Bililla Historic Homestead offers wonderful gardens that are open to the public.
There is also the grand Italian style mansion of Kamesburgh, which is set within English style gardens, complete with water features.
Finally, there is Elsternwick Park, which has a number of small lakes, gardens, playgrounds, and sporting ovals.