From Brighton Beach to the famous Middle Brighton Bathing Boxes

This walk along the beach brings you to visit some great swimming, sunset viewpoints, and kite surfer spotting areas without missing the famous Middle Brighton Bathing Boxes.

Technical sheet
No. 27891762
A Australie walk posted on 19/10/22 by Delphinium. Update : 21/11/22
Calculated time Calculated time: 1h05[?]
Distance Distance : 3.81km
Vertical gain Vertical gain : 8m
Vertical drop Vertical drop : 8m
Highest point Highest point : 10m
Lowest point Lowest point : -1m
Easy Difficulty : Easy
Back to starting point Back to starting point : Yes
Walking Walking
Location Location : Australia
Starting point Starting point : S 37.910284° / E 144.985543°
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View of the boat View of kite surfers at Brighton Beach View of Melbourne skyline from Middle Brighton pier Brighton Bathing Boxes

Description

Start : Brighton Baths Health Club and sea pool car park, 251 Esplanade, Brighton VIC 3186, Australia

(D) With your back to Brighton Baths Health Club entrance, turn right and walk along the paved footpath along the beachside (South). Keep walking along the beachside with the water on your right-hand for around 900m until you see a toilet building on your left-hand. On the way, enjoy the view of kite-surfer playing along.

(1) As you pass the toilets, you can see the first beach house in front of you. Walk towards it, ignoring the road going up left along Brighton Lifesaving club. You are now walking on the sand. From here, enjoy the view of the famous colorful Middle Brighton Bathing Boxes. Carry on walking in front of them towards the beach end.

(2) There is a little slope curving left in between two wooden posts to reach a second beach. Walk to the end of this second beach towards the bank and parking on the hill in front of you. Walk up the bank.

(3) When you reach the top (Brighton Beach Gardens), walk towards the picnic table to enjoy an incredible view of Melbourne skyline and the curve created by the beach houses. This is an ideal spot for sunset. When you finished enjoying the view, keep walking South with the waterside right and the car park left towards the viewing platform.

(4) After enjoying the view of Brighton beach, you can return the same way. Otherwise, take the train from Brighton Beach station located a few steps further on your left to Melbourne Central or Middle Brighton train station. (A)

Waypoints :
D/A : km 0 - alt. 2m - Brighton Baths Health Club
1 : km 0.84 - alt. 3m - Toilets building
2 : km 1.45 - alt. 3m - Little slope - Curve left
3 : km 1.69 - alt. 3m - Bank - Car park
4 : km 1.9 - alt. 4m - Viewing platform
D/A : km 3.81 - alt. 2m - Brighton Beach Gardens

Useful Information

Start : Brighton Baths Health Club and sea pool car park, 251 Esplanade, Brighton VIC 3186, Australia

Car park :
(D)Brighton Baths Health Club and sea pool car park, 251 Esplanade, Brighton VIC 3186, Australia
(A) Brighton Beach Gardens

Local transport :
Direct line from Melbourne Central to Middle Brighton and Brighton stations. More information here. Do not forget your Myki card.

Terrain :
Easy walk on the paved footpath. A major part is walking in the sand.

Food & drink :
The Baths Middle Brighton Fish & Ships

Facilities :
Free toilets are available at The Baths Middle Brighton opposite the restaurant.
Free toilets are available at Middle Brighton Bathing Boxes.

Visorando and this author cannot be held responsible in the case of accidents or problems occuring on this walk.

During the walk or to do/see around

- Walk to the end of Middle Brighton Pier to enjoy a view of the boats and Melbourne Skyline. On Wednesday you might be able to enjoy a regatta organised by Royal Brighton Yacht Club.
- Famous Middle Brighton Bathing Boxes.
- Swimming spots
- Kite-surfer
- Best sunset spots

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