Come and enjoy a warm summer evening at Brighton Beach. With the famous beach boxes behind you, a city view to your right and the sunset over the bay in front of you. Ah, the serenity!
A little way down the coast from the well-known tourist destination, St Kilda Beach, is the much quieter, Brighton Beach. Brighton is one of Melbourne’s rather well to-do suburbs, you will probably be sharing the beach with some locals – as they sip cool drinks in the comfort of their private beach box! The beach boxes have a long history here in Brighton. They have a very uniform construction, their design today is the same as a hundred years ago. The color schemes however, are all individual. Any Lomographer will love the wide variety of colors and designs in the warm light of the setting sun. The beach has been well protected from over development, there are some cafes nearby, but not on the beachfront. I recommend you pack a picnic or pick up some fish and chips on your way there. Sit and enjoy the atmosphere, take a dip in the calm water of the bay, then sit and watch the show as the setting sun enhances all the colors around you.
January and February in Melbourne often has many hot days, regularly above 30 degrees C and usually a few days above 40. If you find yourself sweltering in the heat of one of these days, call some friends, pack that picnic and jump on the train! The Sandringham line stops at Brighton Beach station. From there, a few minutes walk and you’ll be at the Foreshore Reserve with a great view of the beach, it’s beach boxes and the city in the background. Please don’t forget your camera!