In Brighton, apartment rentals are the most frequent type of accommodation. Additionally, these holiday properties have a median size of 76 m² as well as cost, on average, $276 a night. Furthermore, most apartment rentals in Brighton can accommodate groups of 5, which makes Brighton a wonderful destination for medium-sized groups and families. You can also search and find other accommodation types in Brighton. Hotel rooms are, for example, another typical accommodation type in Brighton with 22 properties to compare. Hotel rooms have an average size of 80 m² in Brighton.
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Filters are provided to help you personalise your search for the ideal holiday letting in Brighton. HomeToGo's data highlights that internet and TVs turn out to be the most commonly offered amenities in Brighton. Plan your holidays in advance if you love sweating the stress away in saunas or you enjoy soaking in the hot tub. There are just 1 listed properties providing saunas and 3 lettings including jacuzzis.
Getting to Your Brighton Accommodation
Brighton is situated southeast of Melbourne, around 11km from the city centre, and is easily accessible. Melbourne Airport, which is served by domestic and international airlines, is around 35 minutes from Brighton by car. You can take the M2 into central Melbourne before joining State Route 33, which follows the shore along to Brighton.
Brighton has four railway stations – Gardenvale, North Brighton, Middle Brighton, and Brighton Beach – on the Sandringham line, with Myki services running to and from Melbourne’s Flinders Street station every 20 minutes. Journey times are around 25 minutes with fares at $4.40.
There are several bus routes that run from the city to Brighton. The 216, 219, 811, 812, 922, and 923 all either terminate or pass through the Brighton area.
What to Eat on Your Brighton Holiday
In nearby Melbourne, one of Australia’s foodie cities, you can find pretty much any type of cuisine you’re hankering for. And Brighton can certainly compete with its bigger brother. Its wealth of restaurants serve everything from perfectly simple Sicilian dishes to hearty Australian delicacies.
Given its coastal location, Brighton boasts seafood that ranks among the world's best. Vivace on Bay Street puts an Australian twist on Italian fare, creating delicious offerings such as prawn linguine and mouthwatering Tasmanian scallops with pancetta.
If you’ve come to Brighton for the food, you'll need to try a classic kangaroo steak. An excellent source of protein and iron, grilled kangaroo is not only a national favourite but is also surprisingly healthy.
A favourite among the locals is Middle Brighton Baths, where you can enjoy a delicate barramundi dish with a view of the Melbourne skyline. The venue that has been a meeting point for hungry Brightonians since 1881.
Family Holidays in Brighton
Brighton provides a laidback alternative to Melbourne, making it perfect for a family break. You can spend hours building sandcastles and paddling in the ocean on Brighton Beach and Dendy Street Beach.
However, when you want something a little different, head to Dendy Park. This sprawling parkland welcomes everyone from dog walkers to joggers. It features two children’s playgrounds and a new sports pavilion for cricket and soccer clubs.
Add a touch of adventure to your holiday by embarking on a coastal trail to see Brighton’s most dramatic scenery up close. There are history, and indigenous trails where you and your little ones can learn all about how the Bayside area was shaped over hundreds of years. Or take a walk along the Bayside Coastal Art Trail, which leads past scenic coastline and displays trail signs paying tribute to notable Australian painters who painted scenes from the coast. On Brighton's trails, visitors of all ages can take in the fresh air and learn something new about the region.
What to Do in Brighton
When you have accommodation in Brighton, the first thing on your to-do list has to be Brighton Beach. Life in Brighton is all about catching waves and soaking up the rays. This is where Melbourne natives have been coming to escape the hustle and bustle of the city since 1900. Arguably the best beach in Victoria, it's instantly recognisable thanks to the 90 colourful Victorian-era bathing boxes that line the promenade. Here visitors can unwind on the beach or build sandcastles before taking it easy in a comfortable beach house.
Take a step back from the beach and wander along Church Street, the vibrant heart of Brighton. Here, you'll find an abundance of shops, restaurants, and bars. You can spend hours perusing the shops and finding bargains and tasting local goods at the bakeries before treating yourself to some well-earned beverages in the evening.
Explore a piece of Brighton history by visiting the Billilla Mansion. Dating back to the 19th century, the Edwardian structure was owned by Robert Wright. However, it has since been converted and is now owned by the local council for .public purposes'. However, you can still walk around the gardens year round.
While Brighton is home to beautiful outdoor scenery, it also has one of the best movie-going experiences in the Melbourne area. Palace Cinemas Dendy Brighton, the place to catch a flick since 1940, provides an immersive cinema experience in an elegant setting. It’s like you’ve been transported into the golden age of film.
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