The Australia Series: Brighton Beach

September 18, 2017
brighton beach bathing boxes melbourne australia
My #1 source of travel inspiration is Pinterest. That's where I find all the cool places. The first thing I do to plan a trip is to create a secret board and start pinning. That's how I found Brighton Beach. It's a short train ride from Melbourne and as soon as you arrive you'll see tourists on a pilgrimage towards the 82 iconic bathing boxes.
brighton beach bathing boxes melbourne australia
brighton beach bathing boxes melbourne australia
brighton beach bathing boxes melbourne australia
brighton beach bathing boxes melbourne australia
You can't tell from these pics but the day was really windy, we ended up taking a lot of sand with us back to Melbourne...but it was totally worth it. The colorful houses are a joy to behold. The bathing boxes were built over a century ago in response to Victorian ideas of morality. Nowadays their owners store there things such as chairs, tables, surf boards or coolers. They do not have electricity or running water. The boxes rarely come up for sale but when they do the prices are really high. Most boxes are passed on within families from one generation to the next.brighton beach bathing boxes melbourne australia
brighton beach bathing boxes melbourne australia
brighton beach bathing boxes melbourne australia
HOW TO GET THERE
Take a train at Flinders Street iconic Railway Station, direction Sandringham. You'll have to buy a pay as you go myki card and one way ticket to the beach costs AUD 6. Get off at Brighton Beach station and walk about 10 minutes. There are signs along the way to lead you there so you can't miss it. Best time for photos is either early in the morning or at sunset.
brighton beach bathing boxes melbourne australia
OUTFIT DETAILS
The hoodie is from Ralph Lauren and it's an old favorite of mine. I bought it 10 years ago and still love it like the first day. It has a preppy crest and elbow patches. Its red and navy details match my military coat which is from Zara (last season). These animal print sneakers are my go to shoes for traveling, you saw them last year here and here.
What item in your closet is the oldest and most beloved ?
xo Cristina

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14 comments

  1. WoW! So colorful! I like the post)

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  2. Ah, do I wish I was at a nice, colourful beach right about now :) Beautiful photos, Cristina!

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  3. Such a colorful place! I love it!
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  4. http://ladyfi.wordpress.comSeptember 19, 2017 at 8:17 PM

    What lovely shots of the rainbow beach huts!

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  5. Love your photo selection.
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  6. These beach houses are so cute, perfect for a photo op
    xo
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  7. I love those bathing boxes! So cute! :)

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  8. Living on Cloud NineSeptember 20, 2017 at 9:26 PM

    Love the hoodie, love the beach houses, love the pictures; so bright and cheery!

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  9. Wow what a wonderful places, so dreamy!!! I'm moving to Sidney in a couple of months and I couldn't be more excited. Thanks for the info :)

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  10. I'm dying to go to Australia! Thank you for sharing :)

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  11. Australia sounds so beautiful! Can't wait to read about what other adventures you've had!

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  12. ohh this place looks absolutely beautiful!!
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  13. Que lugar más bonito Cristina .
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  14. This place is beautiful! How cute are those businesses and I love how exclusive they are being passed family to family! Definitely worth the trip, even if it was windy

    xo
    Mel

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