The Brighton Beach huts offer plenty of fun and colour on a nice sunny day.
Head down the Esplanade (Beach Road) to the iconic Brighton Beach huts and get your picture taken with one of the 82 colourfully painted huts.
It could quite possibly be the most photographed location in Melbourne and many who come here can’t resist but to take a pic of each one.
These huts are quite unique, and you don’t see this style of building any more around the world as they are lined along the beautiful foreshore.
This is often why you can see these on postcards of Melbourne and when you visit here (because it’s one of the must dos as why wouldn’t you want to relax on the beach for a while?) you can get your very own postcard photograph.
We found the best place to first view them is from the Brighton Beach gardens. There is plenty of parking there and an amazing hilltop view of Melbourne’s city and Port Phillip Bay with the huts in the foreground. This is your first photo opportunity.
A short walk along the foreshore will take you directly to the eye-catching strip of huts.
Be prepared to take your shoes off as the sand is quite soft so it can be a workout for the calves. Once there you’ll have many photo opportunities in front of the 82 distinctive Brighton Beach huts, the most popular being the Australian flag, but there are many more wonderful designs (be sure to let us know which one you like the best).
However, don’t get too attached while you’re here, if your
thinking of purchasing one that is. The huts rarely come up
for sale with the stripy red one going for a tick over $335,000 aud in 2018 to
a local resident.
If you need to use some facilities while at the beach there are public toilets close by at the Brighton Surf Lifesaving Club and if you get a bit peckish there is also a good old fashioned ice cream van.
If you're wanting to experience a beach in Melbourne then this is it, but make sure you spend a bit of time going along Beach Road as there is plenty to see and do.
The beauty of this location is that if you don’t have a car don’t worry you can still enjoy the beaches of Melbourne.
The Melbourne bikeshare has stations all along Beach Road and beyond. We are in the process of piecing together more on this fantastic service that is a cheap option for transport so stay tuned.
The Brighton Beach huts are really an icon of Melbourne and must be seen with the best time to view these being early in the morning, and who knows if it’s a calm day you might see a hot air balloon as well.