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. By using our Brighton itinerary planner , you can arrange your visit to Brighton Beach and other attractions in Brighton.
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  • 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 »
  • 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 »
  • Plenty to do and see, drinking, eating, walking, sitting on the pebble beach and chilling. whats not to love.  more »
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  • Beautiful pebble beach with so much to do! We live a good 2 hours away from the sea so it's lovely when we get to visit the coast. This beach is lovely, it's the first time we have taken our children to a pebble beach but they loved it! I picked up some discarded rubbish - there are lots of bins about but some people are just lazy?! We were here for two days and had one overcast and one sunny day - both were lovely spending time splashing in the water and having a lovely walk. There are lots of nice shops and places to get food and drink along the sea front - we had some lovely ice creams ☺ Our children had fun building pebble towers, playing in the sandpit and playing in some of the parks we found along the sea front. We spent some time watching some locals playing basketball and watching other people skateboarding. It really is a lovely beach with a really nice atmosphere.
  • From Singapore visiting Brighton beach. What is so special about the beach as compared to Singapore's beaches? Well, you find thick layers of pebbles instead of sands here. It's do comfortable to spread yourself on these pebbles for a good suntanning without getting into yourself messing up with sands. However I don't see many people swimming and there's no sea sports. The beach is lined up with lots of food and beverages stores stretching along a 1 km beach. Looking up for a public toilet is challenging cos there's only one at the beach and it closes at 5pm. Driving there from Central London is about 2 hours. Finding a parking pace is also challenging and the hourly charge cost between £5 and £10. Great to be there in the day. When evening comes, the whole beach is filled will music and many people are seen dancing freely. You won't regret going there.
  • Interesting and beautiful beach. Completely made of small pebbles- not sand! A nostalgic boardwalk with a few rides and games. Check out all the shops down the "lanes" walk around and eat at one of the manyyy restaurants! It was my favorite spot outside of London!
  • Great clothes shops in the back street, with street entertainers. Tables outside to eat and soak in the sun and atmosphere. Great harbour, fairground rides, that are not the norm. They look entertaining and fun. Economical as £20 for the day cheap. But bank holidays etc consider waiting in queues.
  • A lovely pebbly beach with lots of tiny stores and the pier. Many places to have a social time, and relatively safe as long as you are not alone. Good for an afternoon walk along the strip.

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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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