Brighton Beach, Brighton

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Only an hour's train ride from London, Brighton Beach has been a popular attraction since the early 20th century. Stroll the promenade and choose from a selection of restaurants, amusement arcades, nightclubs, and bars. Relax on the shingle beach at high tide or on the soft sands that emerge at low tide. Avoid getting wet by using the Monarch's Way footpath, which runs along the seafront above the beach. Plan to see Brighton Beach and other attractions that appeal to you using our Brighton itinerary maker.
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  • August 21, 2017
    A good old fashioned pebble beach much beloved of thecBritish holiday maker. True, we visited on a sunny day but whats not to like? Fabulous.  more »
  • August 21, 2017
    A summer's day spent in Brighton should absolutely include a trip to Brighton beach. There are countless stalls that sell anything from fish and chips to ice-cream to donuts. An old fashioned arcade f...  more »
  • August 20, 2017
    Plenty to do and see, drinking, eating, walking, sitting on the pebble beach and chilling. whats not to love.  more »
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  • A fun family place to be in on a sunny day. The fact that it's a pebble beach makes it more interesting. There is easy access to good food and attractive souvenirs from the shops around the beach. Be wary of the sea-gulls which are daring enough to snatch your food away!
  • The most peaceful a cosmopolitan beach can get. The view of the burned pier and the still functioning one; seagulls floating on the air; myriad colourful stones and shells; jet skiers and water sports fans doing their thing, all on a view of the sea. A lot happens down on the beach and come festival time, you'll have some memorable moments if you're open to the odd dog, kid, overly entwined couple, and well-dined individual. One year we had a bonfire on there. Who knows if it was legal, but nothing came of it, so the police may have turned a blind eye in the spirit of Brighton.
  • It is a beautiful beach. And it only takes one hour from central London by train, that's amazing. It is great to visit in sunny summer days. The skies are blue. It is hot but wind comes from sea makes cooler.
  • If going with kids near the Carousel is a good place to stop, find the food nice fish&chip £6.50. A good walk from the town for dinner/lunch lovely restaurants, really nice American candy shop. The only inconvenience is that everywhere toilets is locked, using digital coding which is found on receipt this is quite tricky with kids as you'll end up spending a lot of money. Parking also is very expensive 4hrs-£20
  • Brighton beach is a great place to come with your friends. Visit a few bars, stroll along the promenade or chill on the stony beach. Don't wonder too far towards the nudest section or you might get a fright lol. Brighton council need to hurry up with the regenerations along Madeira Drive

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Where to stay in Brighton

During the height of the tourist season and on most weekends Brighton is a very congested city, where driving is difficult and parking is limited in the central areas most frequented by tourists. Avoid getting stressed out by staying at a self-catering apartment or a private B&B farther away from this part of town. Brighton's famous nightlife may be a bit far from there, but you can still enjoy seafront walks, good restaurants, and excellent shopping. Private seafront lodgings allow you to enjoy your stay quietly in comfort, while remaining within walking distance of Brighton's best beaches. 
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