BRIGHTON At A Glance
Where a serving of fish n'chips and sandy shores go hand-in-hand, Brighton is quintessential seaside living. It lays claim to its own beach and jetty, a vibrant café culture and a line-up of homes made for family living. This effervescent neighbourhood has long been enticing Adelaideans down to the sea.
Living beachside and the laid-back lifestyle that comes with it.
Traffic moves slowly along the Esplanade as drivers take in the view.
Famous Antarctic explorer Sir Douglas Mawson called Brighton home.
Brighton offers the perfect balance of vibrancy and relaxation. Centred around Jetty Road, the suburb has cafés and restaurants which feed the masses, while the calming expanse of sand and water soothes the soul.
Picturesque Brighton Beach is an endearing drawcard. Families relax under beach umbrellas while sailing boats, dinghies and stand-up-paddle boards are scattered across the water. To the South, Seacliff headland lends a sense of intimacy for those looking for a bit more privacy while a proud surf lifesaving contingent makes the beach feel extra safe.
Away from the sand, fitness lovers find their groove on the wide footpath that runs parallel to the water. The greenspaces are a gathering point for friends and family taking advantage of the playgrounds and great barbeque facilities.
Gentle sand dunes and shrubbery separate the beach from the shopping precinct, where baristas work overtime. Fish 'n' chips and ice cream are abundant while newer culinary eateries champion local produce and provide picnics to take-away.
Stroll down Jetty Road and you'll find bookshops, fashion boutiques, children's shops and the Esplanade Hotel, the ideal spot for a refreshing drink as the sun goes down. For serious shopping and more night-time entertainment, Adelaide City is easily accessible by car, bus or train.
Seemingly made for families, Brighton is home to top schools, family-sized homes and a relaxed seaside vibe. Established couples and retirees also enjoy Brighton's beach lifestyle, while easy city access attracts mature professionals. Visitors from all walks of life add a sense of multiculturalism during weekends and holidays.
Australia Travel: Foodie Getaways worth Forking Out On
The Best Treehouse-style Accommodation in Australia
FOOD & SHOPPING
Beyond the sand, locals get their food and entertainment fix in the pubs and ice cream parlours along Jetty Road. Further back from the beach, Brighton Road provides ample grocery, home, fashion and gift options.
COAST PARK TRAIL
Walk, jog or cycle along 70 kilometres of pathways spanning North Haven to Sellicks beach. Locals love the 4.2 kilometre Brighton to Glenelg leg, passing sculptures, playgrounds and Adelaide's finest coastline as they go.
Built in 1886, Brighton jetty is a focal point for locals and visitors. The jetty unites the community with broad range of events and activities, from ANZAC services and annual swim meets to fishing and snorkelling.
Modest cottages and fishermen's shacks have slowly made way for multi-million-dollar mansions. The Esplanade represents prime real estate with modern properties and a few traditional villas lining the seafront.