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“Waste of time & effort” 2 of 5 stars
Review of Brighton Marina

Brighton Marina
Waterfront | Brighton Marina, Brighton BN2 5WA, England
01273 628627
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Coventry
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“Waste of time & effort”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2012

Visited earlier today on basis of supposed good write ups & recommendations in guides etc. Drove into the multi storey car park & encountered a Sunday morning market which looked more like a car boot market or flea market. Quite a few people wandering in the car ramp areas which was frankly dangerous.No maps of the site for visitors - there were several empty plastic holders on walls. It is fair to say that the harbour is picturesque but it was nothing out of the ordinary. The upper boardwalk was full of eateries with staff sitting at empty tables in a wasteland of potential devoid of customers even though it was lunchtime. The shopping area as such had a Calvin Klein shop, a cheap & cheerful factory shop selling all manner of things & a World Books. I'm sure that there is untapped potential here somewhere & no doubt there is something rather nice about sipping a coffee outside an eaterie in the height of summer whilst watching yachts sally to & fro but sadly today there was nothing to suggest the merit in a return visit. On a wet Sunday in December it would be more fun sitting on Brighton Beach behind a wind break with a flask of tea!

Visited December 2012
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“Bright and Buzzy, lots to see and do”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2012

Everything that Eastbourne marina should have been but isn't! Loads of restaurants serving every type of cuisine imaginable, interesting shops, and lots of entertainment including cinema complex, tenpin bowling, casino and more. A 10 minute bus ride from central Brighton or masses of free parking;

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“restaurant at the marina”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2012

Zizzis is the best, your very own loo room!! very clean, excellent food and great atmosphere. Will always chose this above other restaurants.

Visited January 2012
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“I have no idea why anybody would really want to visit this place”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2012

Ok there is a big cinema and the parking is free. You can also walk round and look at a lot of nice boats.If you like chain stores and restaurants you will love the place. Otherwise avoid it. I think it is souless. The main draw, sadly, seems to be the free parking. To be fair you can start the under cliff walk from here but that is it.

Visited December 2012
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“Nice but could be so much more”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2012 via mobile

Its a great place and it provides a good opportunity to get away from the city centre, lots of shops and food places some entertainment and lots of boats, transport links from the city should be more often and more infrastructure investment needs to go into it to become a must see place in brighton

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