TAKE A LOOK AT THE BATHING BOXES AT BRIGHTON BEACH IN VICTORIA, AUSTRALIA
The winter weekenders just keep on coming! Just this weekend I flew down to Melbourne and spent quite a fair bit of my time in Brighton. 11km south-east of Melbourne's CBD, it's very easy to get to Brighton by car, train, bus and taxi. Named after Brighton in the UK, it's no surprise that the main attraction in Brighton are the bathing boxes that line the beach. Known to have existed as far back as 1862, the colourful bathing boxes have had quite the tumultuous history having been relocated several times before finally making Brighton Beach their home in the mid to late 1930's. Located at the end of Dendy Street, the bathing boxes are situated along Beach Road which is a popular cycling route. For those looking to go for a long walk or run, I enjoyed exploring the coastline by going for a relaxing10km run along the Bay Trail which follows the beach in both directions.
I do admit however, when it comes to beaches, I prefer the secluded kind where it's just me, the sun, the sand and the water. If you're like me, don't expect Brighton Beach to be like this. Hundreds of tourists flock to the beach every day to get a photo in front of the bathing boxes. And I completely understand why - there really is something quite special about them. The bathing boxes offer so much colour and light to what is quite simply another gorgeous beach in Melbourne.