Brighton Bathing Boxes at Brighton Beach, Melbourne, Australia
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Brighton Beach gets colourful. Beachside bathing
Forget wonderfully soft sand or beautifully clear water, the real highlight of Melbourne’s Brighton beach is its ever-popular row of colourful bath houses. Built well over a century ago, the 82 wooden structures were originally created in response to the Victorian ideas of morality and seaside bathing. Now classed as a heritage site, the boxes have remained largely unchanged, sans the fact that no, you’re not likely to see somebody having a post-swim scrub. Some owners have actually transformed their shacks into miniature accommodation, while others utilise it as a handy storage shed for their surf boards.