If you’re looking for ways to make the most of this time of year – whether you’re cooling off, staying hydrated, or having some fun in the sun – it’s a great time to visit Brighton.
About 11 kilometres from the Melbourne CBD, this beachside suburb is best explored at your own leisure, and an ideal destination for day-trippers.
Here are five ways you can enjoy summer in Brighton:
1. Visit iconic Dendy Street beach
Watch the sunrise or sunset from this iconic local beach, renowned for its multi-coloured bathing boxes. The beach is ideal for families or friends who wish to catch up for a picnic, swim or kite surfing.
2. Catch a flick at Palace Cinemas Dendy Brighton
Palace Cinemas is a Brighton institution, offering a mix of arthouse, foreign language and Hollywood blockbuster films. Enjoy watching a compelling movie in an intimate setting, with a handmade Choc Top in one hand, and a box of popcorn in the other.
3. Grab a smoothie or juice
Sometimes you need to beat the heat, and a seasonal smoothie or juice is the perfect antidote to the sweltering summer sun. There are plenty of options for ethically sourced and healthy drinks, including Church Street spots Pressed Juices and Down to Earth.
4. Shop summer fashion at boutique and big brand stores
There’s no better time to upgrade your wardrobe than summertime. Whether your taste slants towards boutique brands, or you’re more of a high street fashion devotee, Church Street has options to cater to a range of styles and fashion conscious persuasions.
5. Enjoy a meal at one of the many restaurants
If you’re feeling hot and hungry at this time of year, Brighton has plenty of great restaurants to keep you cool, watered and well-fed. Church Street offers a range of cuisine from Japanese to pub-style burgers and chips, gourmet pizzas and refreshing rose kulfi. The possibilities are endless.