Brighton is a suburb of Melbourne that lies a mere 11 kilometres south-east of the central business district. With such close proximity to the city and its attractions, Brighton accommodation is a great choice for travellers looking to see the city sights, without having to sacrifice relaxing coastal surrounds and a laid back atmosphere.
From the comfort of Brighton holiday rentals, you can take a short walk or train ride nearly anywhere in the area and find great places to see, fun activities to take part in and the kinds of amenities that you can only find in a comfortable suburb like this.
So Much To See And Do
Brighton is most renowned for its brightly coloured local beach. The painted bathing boxes that line the shoreline have been around since the 1860s, and are protected historical sites, making them hot pieces of real estate. The 82 that remain today are among the few caged open water sea baths that remain in Australia.
Another great drawcard that attracts visitors to Brighton is the Beach Road, a very popular route for local cyclists. For those who like the more rugged things in life, the Bay Trail is an off-road walking and cycling track that follows the coast. There is also Green Point, where the beach is great for windsurfing on the choppy and wind-swept waters, and the Coastal Art Trail, where culture vultures and beach bums mix and mingle amid some beautiful works by local artists.
The Best Local Attractions
There are tons of beach and water-related things to do in Brighton, including exploring the Royal Brighton Yacht Club, the Middle Brighton Pier, the Breakwater and the Municipal Baths. The Yacht Club is a historic organization that was founded in 1875, and features world class competitive yachters. It's a great place to have a wander and chat with the enthusiastic locals.
If you're looking to take in a film you can always hit up the Dendy Brighton or the Brighton Bay, the two local cinemas. Also of interest is Dendy Street's Brighton Public Golf Course. If you bring your pooch on holiday, you can also check out the local Diamond Dog Food & Bakery, which literally caters to dogs by offering all manner of treats and hearty meals for Fido.
Why Choose Holiday Rentals?
If you're looking for Melbourne accommodation, choosing Brighton holiday rentals can be a great choice for those looking for space, privacy and independence. With larger, fully furnished apartments than you could get for the same price in the center of the city, these rentals are a great deal that lets you pretend you live here normally. If you're looking to enjoy all the benefits of the city, as well as easy access to one of Melbourne's most popular beaches, a holiday rental in Brighton is a great option!