Brighton Beach

Last Updated on February 17, 2024 by Suzy

Things to do at Brighton Beach Review

Brighton Beach is a four-mile-long stretch of pebble coast that extends all the way from the edge of Hove to Brighton Marina in East Sussex. The front is packed with attractions and extremely family-friendly.

The most famous area of the beach is around Brighton Palace Pier. This isn’t great for swimming though as the currents can be tricky. Instead, take a stroll the 525m along to the end, passing through arcades and nibbling on doughnuts. 

For a great base for the day, look for the tall Brighton i360 that stands opposite the skeleton of the West Pier. The i360 is a cool attraction in itself, rising up over 500m for great views over the beach and if it’s clear, across to France.

Just next door is a fun children’s playground with an ice cream shop, clean bathrooms and opposite is a beach that is nice to swim from The groins are close enough together to keep track of your party.

Coming to Brighton in the car can be a nightmare as parking is very expensive and hard to find. If possible, aim to travel by train. there are trains four times an hour from London and coaches every hour or so. It also means you can take a walk through the Laines which lie to the south of the station, lead to the beach and are packed with fun, independent shops and cafes.

This is a guest post with thanks to Flying Fluskey. Find out about how to visit Brighton from London on a day trip.

FAQ and Further Information Brighton Beach

Is there food and drink available?

There are places nearby where you can purchase food and drinks.

What are the main things to do?

Shingle Beach with lots to do nearby including Brighton Palace Pier, amusements, i360 and more.

Is there parking?

There is parking nearby and charges apply. Parking can be challenging.

Dog friendly?

Dogs are permitted on all beaches in Brighton u0026amp; Hove from 1 October to 30 April.

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