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Oh I do like to be beside the seaside...


Dan and I have a strong connection with Brighton back in the UK. Not only is it the city where we first met but I used to go to uni there and Dan used to play the Brighton circuit with his band, good times for both of us :) So you can imagine how we reacted to finding out that there was a Brighton here just 20 mins by train south of Melbourne. We had to go and check it out...


In true British form a bit of drizzle didn't deter us from heading to the seaside.


Tiles that had been designed by children had been embedded at intervals along the coastal path which you can't help but smile at..


If I'm honest we weren't that impressed with the beach until we turned the corner and had a great view of the city.


We continued up the coast until we came to Dendy Street Beach which is instantly recognisable by its famously vibrant bathing boxes.



There are 82 bathing boxes along this stretch of beach each with a unique vibe and character and definitely brightened up the grey day.


We weren't the only ones enjoying the beach... the little terrier is called Woody and he lives with a cat called Buzz :)



We'd worked up a bit of an appetite and decided to keep walking to find some food. Brighton is a very affluent area with some amazing beach front properties with huge windows to make the most of the view. We also got a view though and you could see all the expensive decor inside the houses...one day we might live somewhere like this...one day...


Clearly in the expensive stretch of the beach we were worried that the only place to eat would be at the yacht club so we were really pleased when we spotted a fish and chip shop on the otherside of the road, where we could get some seaside grub for under 10 bucks each (way cheaper than the yacht club!)

No trip to Brighton would be complete without fish and chips!



Posted by doyledan 05:07 Archived in Australia

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