Chance to own beach box on the sand

November 28, 2017 by  

An opportunity to secure one of Melbourne’s rare Bayside beach boxes has emerged, with two of the pocket-sized pads now on the market.

Icons of Bayside beaches, the colourful shacks have become a popular sight for regular beach-goers from throughout Bayside City and nearby Caulfield.

Over the years, some have also been featured on brochure printing promoting the area’s popular landmarks.

In 2015, Bayside City Council added another beach box to the mix with the construction of No. 76E just in time for Christmas.

It sold in January 2016 and is now back on the market with a price tag of more than $300,000.

According to Julian Augustini, director of Hodges Brighton, the quick turnover is quite unusual and presents a unique opportunity for buyers, especially with it being a new build. He said iconic properties such as these were often held in the same family for generations.

Images of the beach boxes have appeared on everything from collectable plates to postcards, and Augustini said many Baysiders eagerly awaited a chance to find a special place such as this in the sand.

After 25 years in the real estate business, he said he was still waiting to see some of the bathing boxes put up for sale, noting:

“Back then, you could buy one for about $10,000.”

On December 2, beach box No. 60, with its bright blue, yellow and white stripes, will also be auctioned by Marshall White Bayside. Buyers must be local ratepayers or residents.