We spend a lot of time banging on about how good Brighton is so it should come as no surprise to hear that we are big fans of the area. Whether there’s a new cafe opening, fun events, a must-see attraction or local news, we want you to know about it.

We’ve put together this list to share five great things to do in Brighton. We hope you’ll love them too.

1. Enjoy Long Walks On Brighton Beach

Undeniably one of Melbourne’s best beaches, Brighton Beach is home to the famous bathing boxes. The 90 brightly coloured bathing boxes that line the foreshore are one of Melbourne’s icons and a popular tourist attraction. The beach boxes, which date back to the early 1900s, are only a 10 minute walk from Brighton’s premier shopping precinct on Church St. Set in a cove, the beach is safe for families and offers southerly wind protection.

Learn more about the Brighton Beach bathing boxes here.

Brighton Beach - Beach Houses

2. Find Something Special At One Of The Many Local Op Shops

If you love snapping up a bargain or finding well-made second hand items that will stand the test of time then you’ll have a ball visiting Brighton’s op shops and charity stores. From homewares to clothing, furniture and toys, you’ll be sure to find something extraordinary from one of these op shops in Brighton.

Biccy’s Opportunity Shop, Brighton

3. Discover The Historic Billilla Mansion

There’s nothing like embracing a little history in the local area, and you can do just that at Billilla Mansion in Brighton. Incorporating a formal garden and historic house, it is undoubtedly one of Bayside’s most impressive properties. The site is historically significant and listed on the National Trust Register, and has been a local landmark for more than one hundred years. Discover more about Billilla Mansion and its beautiful gardens here.

Discover The Historic Billilla Mansion

4. See A Film At Palace Cinemas Dendy Brighton

Sometimes we feel like nothing more than a night at the movies to kick back, relax and enjoy the latest blockbuster film. If you’re looking for a cinema experience that offers comfort, class and intimacy then look no further than Palace Cinemas Dendy Brighton. Located in bustling Church St, the cinema is one of Melbourne’s most luxurious. Be sure to see your next film at this cinema.

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Palace Cinemas Dendy Brighton

5. Enjoy Church Street, Brighton

When we’re spending time in Brighton we’re usually around Church St doing a spot of shopping, enjoying a meal at a cafe or simply taking in the atmosphere of the vibrant strip.

It’s a great place to spend your weekends, with several restaurants, pubs and bars open to keep you entertained.

Busy Church Street in Brighton