Brighton is a popular tourist destination for people from the UK and further afield. 

With its proximity to London, independent shopping scene and large beach, people from all over the world come to the city for holidays. 

But for its residents who might want a home away from home, there are 41 other places called Brighton in 13 countries. 

Places called Brighton span five of the seven continents, with only Antarctica and Africa being Brighton-less.

The Argus has chosen some of the alternative Brightons you can visit.

The Argus: Brighton in St Vincent and the Grenadines has sandy beaches with clear watersBrighton in St Vincent and the Grenadines has sandy beaches with clear waters (Image: Wikimedia Commons)​​

Brighton, St Vincent and the Grenadines

Brighton is a village in St Vincent and the Grenadines. Situated on the main island, called St Vincent, the village is just half an hour’s drive from the capital Kingstown.

The village is coastal and sits within a valley.

Its beach has picturesque views because it is surrounded by cliffs and trees to give shade.

Brighton beach looks out to Milligan Cay, a small forest island surrounded by crystal blue water.

The Argus: Kamesburgh Gardens in Brighton, VictoriaKamesburgh Gardens in Brighton, Victoria (Image: Wikimedia Commons)

Brighton, Victoria, Australia

Named after our Brighton, this seaside suburb sits 11 kilometres south of Melbourne in the state of Victoria.

With its bathing boxes which look just like Hove’s beach huts, it really is a home away from home.

The suburb also has several beaches with coastal walking trails offering beautiful views out to sea.

One of Brighton’s most famous landmarks is Kamesburgh House and Garden which was built in 1874.

The grand Italianate building was later used as a residence for war veterans and is one of the bayside’s “most precious” heritage buildings.

The Argus: Brighton is on Lake OntarioBrighton is on Lake Ontario (Image: Wikimedia Commons)

Brighton, Canada

Brighton is a town in the province of Ontario, Canada.

It sits on the edge of Lake Ontario and was historically an agricultural community which specialised in farming of apples.

Every September, the town hosts its annual Applefest which has been running for nearly 50 years.

The festival celebrates Brighton’s heritage as an orchard town and can draw up to 30,000 visitors each year.

The Argus: Brighton in Barbados is a quiet beach suburb near KingstownBrighton in Barbados is a quiet beach suburb near Kingstown (Image: Wikimedia Commons)

Brighton, Barbados

Another coastal town, Brighton in Barbados is a small town on the outskirts of the capital city Bridgetown.

It is tucked away from the hustle and bustle of the city centre and neighbouring Brandons beach, but still offers the clear turquoise waters and inshore reefs you imagine from a Caribbean beach.

The sandy beaches have calm waters and with their broad views you can see dramatic sunsets.

Brighton is home to sea turtles and beachgoers will likely spot the colourful catamarans that head out to sea on the coast.

The Argus: Brighton's beach in New Zealand Brighton's beach in New Zealand (Image: Wikimedia Commons)

Brighton, New Zealand

This small seaside town on New Zealand’s south island sits on the Southern scenic route which is a tourist highway.

Facing a small bay, it is home to a sheltered beach and is popular for day trips from Dunedin, a nearby city.

It was named after our Brighton by an early resident called Hugh Williams.

The town is home to a small creek called Otokia which is a beautiful marsh habitat, home to all sorts of wildlife.

There are 26 Brightons in America, including one in New York State, Washington and Tennessee. Two more in Australia are in Queensland and South Australia.

A further two Brightons are in Jamaica, in Westmoreland and Saint Elizabeth.

The list of remaining Brightons is:

  • Brighton, St Patrick, Trinidad and Tobago
  • Brighton, Sarawak, Malaysia
  • Brighton, East Berbice-Corentyne, Guyana
  • Brighton, Picardie, France
  • Brighton, El Beni, Bolivia

There are two places in England with Brighton in their name – these are Brighton Cross, a hamlet in Cornwall, and New Brighton in Merseyside.