Middle Brighton Pier (Middle Brighton Pier and Breakwater)


Middle Brighton Pier (Middle Brighton Pier and Breakwater)

Middle Brighton Pier is a great space for visitors to explore. Visitors can walk along the breakwater, with unique views of Port Phillip Bay. It is a popular base for a range of recreation, including yachting, fishing and swimming.

Unique to Brighton is the Icebergers swimming club who swim in the bay year round.

The area surrounding the pier is 5 knots.

The Pier is also located along the Bay Trail, one of Melbourne’s most well-used walking and cycling trails.
Jumping and diving off the pier and other structures is prohibited for public safety. There are shallow areas and often unexpected submerged objects
Ensure dogs are kept on lead at all times and clean up after your dog.

How to get there

Middle Brighton Pier (Middle Brighton Pier and Breakwater)

Need to know

Middle Brighton Pier (Middle Brighton Pier and Breakwater)

Warnings & Restrictions


Dogs are allowed but must be on a leash


  • Boating zones apply
  • No jumping or diving off piers or jetties
  • Load, weight restrictions
  • Speed restrictions apply


  • Water hazards
    • Deep water
    • Shallow water
    • Strong currents
    • Submerged obstacles
  • Terrain hazards
    • Slippery surface
    • Uneven ground
  • Animals and pests
    • Sharks
    • Stingers
  • Other warnings
    • Vehicles

Be Prepared

Stay safe and get the most out of your park visit by preparing for natural hazards and other outdoor risks in Victoria’s parks. You are responsible for your own safety and the safety of those in your care. Find out more.

Change of Conditions

Nature being nature, sometimes conditions can change at short notice. It’s a good idea to check this page ahead of your visit for any updates.

Middle Brighton Pier - partial closure

Middle Brighton Pier is partially closed due to structural damage.  Access is restricted to the initial 150 metre section of the pier approach from the foreshore to the first low landing. 
From 12 July to 30 September 2021, Middle Brighton Pier will be closed due to repair works.  Where possible, a 150 metre section of pier from the foreshore up to the first low landing will be opened periodically (such as on weekends) for enjoyment. Please see onsite signage for further directions around periodic restricted access. Find out more about the repair works here.  

Middle Brighton Pier Repairs

Middle Brighton Pier is being repaired, reinstating access to the main section of the pier and marina.  Find out more about the works here.

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