Beautiful, white sandy beaches, safe swimming and sunsets over the Gulf of St Vincent are the hallmarks of the string of coastal suburbs perched on Adelaide’s western shoreline.
A cosmos apart from its English namesake, laid-back Brighton has it all - a surf life-saving club, kids’ playground, windsurfing and a dress code that seldom varies from shorts and t-shirts.
The restaurants along Jetty Road reflect the lifestyle with alfresco settings amid craft and giftware stores which maintain the marine link by concentrating on driftwood and shell items as well as the customary ceramics and glassware.
Brighton lies just to the south of historic Glenelg, birthplace of South Australia where the first white settlers waded ashore in 1836.
The beaches are just a short drive from the major road linking the metropolitan area to the vineyards of Reynella, Noarlunga and the McLaren Vale on Adelaide’s southern fringe.