Brighton Beach, Melbourne
Brighton is one of Melbourne’s most exclusive suburbs, located south of the city between Elwood and Hampton and fronting Port Phillip with its stretches of beautiful sandy beaches.
Brighton is well serviced with a diverse selection of separate shopping precincts. The major centre of Brighton is situated along Church Street and offers supermarkets, a cinema at the Dendy Plaza Shopping Centre and a selection of high-end fashion and beauty establishments. Bay Street in North Brighton is a historic shopping strip where cafes and restaurants blend in with fashion and gift shops. Near the Gardenvale station is Martin Street where there’s a mix of gourmet food outlets and contemporary retailers. And finally, the coastal thoroughfare of The Esplanade is dotted with a selection of hotels and a small commercial hub opposite the Middle Brighton Baths.
With almost 6 kilometres of coastline within Brighton’s suburban boundary, there is a diverse range of attractions and activities for all. A pedestrian and bicycle path runs along much of the foreshore, lined with palm trees, gardens and open lawns. The Middle Brighton Pier leads to a large marina facility and adjacent to that are the Middle Brighton Baths. These historic sea baths have been enjoyed by visitors since 1881 and the complex includes a cafe, restaurant, gymnasium and function facilities. Designated areas of Brighton’s beaches are used by windsurfers and water skiers.
The most famous spot on Brighton’s coastline is the Dendy Street Beach. The colourful bathing boxes which line this stretch of coast are a well-known Melbourne icon and reflect a bygone era where swimmers and visitors to the beach had private changing and storage facilities. Good views of the bathing boxes and Melbourne’s skyline can be enjoyed from the gardens at Green Point.
Visitors can appreciate Brighton’s beautiful gardens and historic architecture at a number of locations in the suburb. The Brighton Town Hall Precinct, on Carpenter Street, includes the impressive facade of the town hall building, surrounding lawns and rose garden. The local council offices, a library and theatre are located on the site. The Billilla Historic Homestead in Halifax Street features beautiful gardens which are open to the public. Kamesburgh is a grand Italianate mansion on North Road, set within formal English gardens and water features. Elsternwick Park, which borders the neighbouring suburb of Elwood, consists of a series of lakes surrounded by gardens, playgrounds and sporting ovals.
Brighton Savoy has two levels of off street undercover parking available to all guests attending the hotel. Parking is free and subject to availability. Car parking is not guaranteed. Unrestricted parking is also available on street behind and on the side of the hotel.
Online bookings can be made for the Frankston & Peninsula Airport Shuttle Service, they can be contacted on +61 (03) 9783 1199. Pick up and Drop off can be arranged in advance direct to the hotel
Public Transport – Ticketing
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Middle Brighton Train Station
On the Sandringham Line is the closest station to the hotel approximately an 8-10 min walk. Trains will depart Sandringham Station, Hampton Station, Brighton Beach Station, Middle Brighton Station, North Brighton Station, Gardenvale Station, Elsternwick Station, Ripponlea Station, Balaclava Station, Windsor Station, Prahran Station, South Yarra Station, Richmond Station and terminate at Flinders Street Station. On weekends, services travel via the City Loop. CITY STATIONS: Flagstaff Station (weekdays only), Melbourne Central Station, Parliament Station, Flinders Street Station and Southern Cross Station (Spencer Street). CITY LOOP: Use of the City Loop depends on the day of the week. Most weekday services operate direct to Flinders Street. Weekend services operate to Flinders Street via the City Loop. STOPPING PATTERNS. All trains stop all stations.
Closest Bus Stop is approximately a 6 min walk at Cnr of New & Park Street
- Bus Route: 600 – Southland Shopping Centre – St Kilda Light Rail Station
- Bus Route: 216 – Caroline Springs – Brighton Beach (via City)
No trams service the Brighton Beach Area
If you love a spot of shopping, then you’ll love Church Street. Home to a wide range of shops, simply walk around the corner to get your retail fix. Or, venture a little further afield to Chadstone the Fashion Capital, Westfield Southland or, to secure some bargains, DFO Moorabbin.
- Church Street – Offers supermarkets, a cinema at the Dendy Plaza Shopping Centre and a selection of high-end fashion and beauty establishments.
- Bay Street – A little north of Brighton, the historic shopping strip, Bay St, where cafes and restaurants blend in with fashion and gift shops
- Martin Street – Martin St Shops, located near Gardenvale Station, where there’s a mix of gourmet food outlets and contemporary retailers.
Walking in Bayside is an inexpensive, relaxing and enjoyable way to stay fit and healthy. It’s also a great way to discover the beauty of Bayside and learn more about our heritage. Nine trails have been created check them out on the Bayside Council’s Walking Trails.
Take a spin on a two-wheeler and breathe in the seaside scenery of the Bay Trail. Ride the full length (69km) or choose a smaller section and stop off for a bite of lunch along the way. Get a copy of Bayside Council’s local cycling maps.
What’s the sea for if not to set sail? With the Royal Brighton Yacht Club and Sandringham Yacht Club on your doorstep, it’s easy to indulge your passion for the high seas.
If you feel like a dip, why not take a 2 minute stroll down to The Middle Brighton Baths? Over one hundred years old, the sea baths offer exercise and an important piece of Melbourne’s history.
Have a swinging time at one of the eight picturesque golf clubs known as the Melbourne Sandbelt. You’ll be in good company – the Sandbelt has played host to some of Australia’s most important championships, including The Australian Open.
For those that love buildings and history, the Bayside Architecture Trail will quench both passions. Over 100 buildings complete the trail – from pioneer homes through to modern day marvels. See eight of Bayside Council’s walking trails.
Other Brighton Activities
Foodies and those that like a good drop will be in heaven with the Bright N Sandy Food & Wine Festival held each March. While movie buffs will love the Bayside Film Festival that features award-winning Australian and International short films.