Footloose at Brighton Beach

 Footloose  at Brighton Beach

Working through the dreaded Monday and the crumby Tuesday flick, you finally realise it is midweek. What tops your to-do list is to sit and plan the weekend with your gang and what you end up doing is prying on others lives on Facebook or strolling through the viral video lane on Youtube. And then eventually dinner time arrives…and there goes another weekend in the bin.

What can get you closer to nature and friends and also set the perfect atmosphere for some gappey-shappey? Sounds improbable, but it isn’t.

Presenting… Brighton Beach!

A wholesome package of spectacular views, beautiful climate and great company that provides the much needed Mid-Week boost.

This beach is located close to Foreshore reserve and boasts of scenic views, pristine sand to laze around on, barbeque facility and running tracks. There is something for everyone.

Strolling along the beach to the Melbourne skyline and passing by a string of huts while inhaling the sea breeze is a moment to cherish for a lifetime, and also shed some calories. A perfect way to get rid of the stress and strain caused by the monotonous work lifestyle. Bring over some dinner and have quality chat sessions with the ones you love and care for.

The serene view of the ocean engulfs you from three sides. You can see the locals returning to St.Kilda Pier in tiny boats. If you are with you gang, they could perch on some rocks just off the car-park, bring the base and chant up some numbers. Or if the weather is good, bring out the Frisbee, sand cricket-kit, football from the car boot and call the shots.

“While you can indulge in some sea-gazing, don’t forget to take photos in front of the war memorial structure. The sun begins to set on the left with some distant ships in the harbour creating a beautiful silhouette in the background. The monument gets fiery red by this time.”

The award-winning Milanos restaurant awaits your presence just outside the reserve when feeling peckish. Although Vintage Cellars is the nearest Bottleshop, you could drive along the Nepean Highway to St. Kilda and pamper yourself at some bars and pubs.

How to get there

  • By Train: Sandringham Line : Last stop Brighton Beach (Zone 1+2)
  • By Road: From City: Follow Nepean Highway, turn right onto South road
  • By Road: From Eastern Suburns: Turn onto South Road from Dandenong Road and follow to the end. Take alight right at the railway tracks and you’re at Brighton Beach

Neena Merchant

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