Brighton, Dunedin City

About 16km south of central Dunedin, Brighton has long been a popular beach for both Dunedinites and holidaymakers alike.

The Brighton Surf Life Saving Club provides a strong community focus and just opened its new facility, which cost nearly $500,000 and was made possible thanks to five years of community fund raising. Reflecting the club’s position in the community, the building also serves as a multi-purpose community facility. 

The small seaside village is also home to the Brighton Caravan Park and boat hire, a busy dairy and the South Seas Gallery.

Caravan Park owner Antony Burtenshaw has lived in Brighton for 18 months and loves the lifestyle that comes with living alongside a popular and safe swimming beach. “It’s a really friendly community, with everyone looking out for each other. It’s far enough from town, that it’s a nice drive home – and it’s warmer than in town. The lifestyle is great.”

Published: January 2015