Brighton Beach- Iconic bathing boxes


Brighton Beach is Melbourne’s most iconic beach. Famous for its strip of rainbow-coloured bathing boxes, the beachside suburb is one of the wealthiest areas in Melbourne. A cute little bathing box will set you back around $200,000, with one setting the sales record in 2011 at $260,000! They are only for sale to local bayside residents who view the historic boxes as a lifestyle investment.

Originally used as ladies changing sheds in the 1800s, the colourful bathing boxes reflect a bygone era where private changing facilities were a must. They’ve retained their Victorian architecture of timber frames, weatherboard sidings and corrugated iron roofs, and in keeping with history, there’s no electricity of running water.