One look at Brighton Beach and the first thing that comes to mind is: Instagrammable! The insta-famous row of 82 colourful distinctive bathing boxes is instantly recognisable to anyone who follows #wanderlust Instagrammers, or even just scrolls Pinterest regularly.
They may look pretty, but did you know those bathing boxes were actually constructed during the Victorian era? They retain classic Victorian architectural features – timber framing, weatherboards and corrugated iron roofs – though they also bear the hallmarks of individual artists’ embellishments.
Thanks to these beautifully amazing little houses, the shoreline has become an iconic sight and tourist destination that can transform by the hour according to season, light and colour. Don’t forget to bring your camera!
St. Kilda’s does not pale in comparison either! A must-see sight when you’re there is the penguin march, where thousands of adorable penguins swim up towards the breakwater and nest in burrows underneath or behind rocks.
Fun fact: Penguins see less in the red spectrum! Visitors using torches are encouraged to use red cellophane to filter the light, so as not to spook the penguins.
Brighton Beach: 4 Esplanade | Melbourne Victoria, Brighton, South Australia 3186, Australia
St. Kilda’s Beach: St Kilda Foreshore, St Kilda, Victoria, 3182