Gallery: The best Brighton Beach Box snaps on Instagram

  • Sep 10, 2017

Brighton’s beach boxes have become a bit of an institution.

They’re guaranteed to inspire two things:

  1. Envy that you don’t own one
  2. An Instagram pic

They’re located on Dendy Street Beach – a little over 10km from the CBD, and yes, technically you are supposed to refer to them as Bathing Boxes.

According to the Brighton Bathing Box Association, the 82 Brighton bathing boxes are unique because of their “uniform scale and proportion, building materials, sentry order alignment and a Planning Scheme Heritage Overlay on a beach owned by Bayside City Council”.

“They remain as they did over one hundred years ago, as licensed bathing boxes. No service amenities such as electricity or water are connected.”

The owners are constantly repainting their boxes and the result is most pleasing to the eye.

We did some scouring to find some of the most amazing (and some just plain old hilarious) pics of the iconic boxes.


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Alone there and took my time thinking nothing

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Brighton Thursdays 🌅 #brightonbeachboxes #sunset

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Ever heard of bathing boxes? Well…they're wooden huts mostly built along the beach. They were quite popular during the Victorian era, and the city of Brighton in Australia have over 90 of them lined up along Dendy Street beach. They're collectively known as "The Brighton Bathing Boxes". They were built over a century ago, and they're all very colorful and definitely iconic. The catch? Only owners are allowed to use them according to the Bayside Council…but that doesn't mean you can't enjoy the sight and some are available for rent! Beautiful shot by @sdrewwhy . . . . . #brightonbathingboxes #dendystreetbeach #brighton #bathingboxes #australia #victoria #beach #discovertheroad #amazingworld #exploretheworld #travel #trip #wanderlust #travelgram #instatravel #traveling #roadtrips #travelphotography #beautifuldestinations #neverstopexploring #igtravel #instatraveling #exploremore #bucketlist #travelpics #globetrotter #visit #worldplaces #seetheworld #photography

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But you know, you don’t always have to take a serious, moody, albeit brilliant pic of the bathing boxes. For example…

Left. Right. Goodnight 👊 Until next round, Australia

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When Quintuplets are in town 💃🏻💃🏻💃🏻💃🏻💃🏻

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Handstands around the world. 🌏

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