Brighton Beach Bathing Boxes, Port Phillip Bay, Victoria ~ Australia

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Lining the Brighton Dunes are the Brighton Beach Bathing Boxes. Eighty two of them, all standing in a row looking out over Port Phillip Bay like sentry boxes.

Individually painted as expressions of their own personality. A total mix and match of colour preferences, creating a determined sense of cultural asset. Each one proudly presented as part of the Bayside icon.

The City of Bayside was formed in December 1994 through the amalgamation of the former Cities of Brighton and Sandringham together with parts of Moorabbin and Mordialloc (Bayside City Council 1998). Bayside has seventeen kilometres of foreshore to Port Phillip Bay.

Middens in the dunes reflect the use by Aborigines of the Yarra and Westernport tribe long before European settlement.

Today, Bayside residents consider the foreshore as the most important feature of the municipality and that pride is predominately featured in the bathing boxes.