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MIDDLE BRIGHTON BATHS
Right on the shore of the bay sits the Middle Brighton Baths, an idyllic pit stop on a sunny beach walk. Admire the postcard perfect views over brunch, or a wine at sunset, amid a relaxed atmosphere that is definitive of coastal living.
Not far from Orleans, the Brighton Yacht Club provides abundant opportunity for outdoor recreation and community socialisation. The laidback club restaurant is a prime setting for enjoying a meal with your close ones, and just metres from the bay. Sailing lessons and events are frequent here, for when you’re looking to engage your adventurous side.
Brighton Yacht Club
Brighton Bay Trail
The Bay Trail paves the way for a scenic walk amongst some of Victoria’s most picturesque views of nature. In the distance, a sweeping view of the city skyline can be seen, depicting the marriage of city and seaside at the heart of this part of Melbourne. Spanning 17km, the trail includes multiple historical stopping points, as well as various cafes to relax and refuel. The Bay Trail is a go-to for Brighton locals; perfect for a brisk power walk or those lazy afternoon strolls.
St Andrews Tennis Club is a vessel of healthy community competition. An integral part of the Brighton locality, all age groups gather for lessons and tournaments on a weekly basis. With a great barbecue area – ideal for lively gatherings on days of optimal weather – the tennis club connects the people of Brighton, making for a warm and welcoming suburb culture.
St Andrews Tennis Club
Brighton Golf Course
As is characteristic of the Bayside area, golf is
a fundamental and collectively loved past time in Brighton. The golf course, which is within walking distance of Orleans, provides for leisurely days in the sun and spirited games among friends. The approachable club has a range of membership options available, as well as a rich history, setting them apart from others.
Coastal serenity and sophistication resonate through Brighton’s shopping precinct. A haven of luxury boutiques, high-end labels and delicatessens with covetous provisions, the area offers some of Melbourne’s finest.
Cable on Church St houses premium knitwear
pieces that reflect both comfort and luxury – perfectly symbolic of Brighton. Made from merino wool, the pieces are timeless and sustainably manufactured. You’ll see Cable worn on Brighton’s women, men and children alike, a crucial wardrobe staple in the chillier months of Melbourne Winter.
Flannel’s designs are must-haves for those in
favour of the calm and coastal way of life. Pastels, laces and bohemian styles adorn the racks, matching the neutral interiors of the boutique where a vanilla scented candle often burns. Designer Kristy Lawrence merges ‘elegant 19th Century French boudoir’ with ‘Old World Ethnic Artistry’ in her creations, delivering a label that is both understated and luxurious.
Tucked away on Hampton Street, Devola’s is like the love child of a farmers market and a stylish food boutique. Lose yourself in a vast array of artisan breads, delicatessen delights and flower arrangements that are so magnificent, they will have to take up permanent residence on your dining room table. The height of convenience, Devola’s also delivers gorgeously crafted hampers, as well as fruit and vegetable boxes within a 4km radius of the store.
Just up the road on Church Street lives Australian favourite, Country Road. From work attire to lounge-wear, they have you covered with their elegantly comfortable range. The store also has an abundance of contemporary homewares to explore - discover your next textured cushion, a cosy knitted throw rug or the tapas dip bowl you never knew you needed.
Not many a night compares to one spent in an old-world cinema like the suave Dendy Palace. Follow dinner on vibrant Church St with a new release film or retrospective classic at one of Brighton’s most iconic establishments.
Brighton locals flock to The Pantry to have their every brunch and dinner desire satisfied. Classic staples line the menu, as well as exotic twists on old favourites - think chilli scrambles eggs cooked in a crab bisque sauce. The atmosphere is warm and welcoming, with a sun-drenched outdoor area that caters for the warmer months, as well as stylishly cosy indoor interiors.
Situated on Church St, you’ll find Half Moon Hotel – Brighton’s quintessential watering hole. Perfect for everything from lively lunches and drinks with friends to intimate dinners for two, the pub has been an imperative part of the Bayside landscape since the 1960s. Indulge in a menu made with fresh produce, choose from a vast selection of quality wines and perch yourself down in one of the hotel’s many vivacious seating areas – live music is not uncommon on weekends!
Allow your tastebuds to be transported abroad to a taverna somewhere in the Greek Islands. George Calombaris’ Hellenic Republic serves up a healthy array of Mediterranean dishes, delivered in an authentically Greek setting. The menu features the likes of saganaki, spanakopita and baklava, all of which pair impeccably with an ouzo. The restaurant’s ethos is centred on old school Greek hospitality, ensuring no one leaves until they’re truly full.
Olie & Ari
Located discreetly in the quiet Were Street Village, Olie & Ari is Brighton’s answer to the trendy, inner city eatery. Industrial interiors like exposed brick provide for an urban feel, enhanced by open spaces, high ceilings and a generous flood of natural light. Waiters renowned for their friendliness serve a delightful array of dishes from breakfast through to lunch, a highlight being the tasty toasted baguettes.
THE BAY TRAIL
A part of the efficient Sandringham line, Brighton’s three train stations enable convenient access to the suburbs’ most central areas, as well a a timely journey into the CBD. Middle Brighton station is within walking distance of Orleans, resting right in the heart of bustling Church St. A stop either side of this are North Brighton and Brighton Beach stations, which feed out to cosmopolitan Bay Street and The Bay Trail respectively.
As a Melbourne leader in primary school education,
St Joan of Arc is a Catholic school with a vision: to provide students with an environment that is both supportive and inspiring, where potential is nurtured and individual needs are recognised. The co-educational school is currently made up of 370 students, with class sizes of approximately 26. Through an innovative curriculum and ample opportunity for extra-curricular activity, St Joan of Arc fosters greatness in some of Bayside’s youngest citizens.
Joan of Arc Primary School
Firbank Grammar School
With a third of their students achieving ATAR scores of over 95, living within such close proximity of Firbank Grammar School is a virtue. A strong sense of community permeates throughout Firbank, which has both a junior and senior school. From sports through to performing arts, the school covers all bases with their state of the art facilities, and is known for having a commendable overseas study program.
Empowerment, safety and integrity are some of
the values at the core of Brighton Grammar School. The prestigious boys school follows the belief that masculinity can be celebrated without conforming to stereotypes, and that positive wellbeing is the best gateway to achievement. Carrying boys from early learning through to year 12, with a multitude of unique programs and resources, Brighton Grammar is a hub of revolutionary education.
Brighton Grammar School
The Learning Sanctuary
Opening soon on Dendy Street is The Learning Sanctuary, a day care centre designed to encourage the very best early development in Brighton’s little ones. The facility will feature nine spacious rooms, including art rooms and a library, unique touches that go beyond that of a standard day care centre. A water play area, raised sandpit, bike track and soft fall areas are just finishing touches.