Brighton is an affluent beach-side suburb of Melbourne & 11km south-east of Melbourne's central business district.
Brighton houses some of the wealthiest citizens in Melbourne with grand homes, and the development of large residential blocks of land. Brighton is also well known for its Dendy Street Beach with its 82 colourful beach boxes which are one of the tourist icons of Melbourne.
Beach Road is a popular cycling route, with the Bay Trail off-road walking/cycling tracks also following the coastline. Between Middle Brighton Beach and Sandown St Beach are the historic art deco Middle Brighton Municipal Baths, Royal Brighton Yacht Club, and the Middle Brighton Pier and breakwater.
Brighton Beach is also one of Port Phillip Bay's premier Kite Surfing locations with designated access lanes for kitesurfing and regular lessons being held opposite the beachfront hotel.