Spending time on Brighton Beach is the perfect introduction to this seaside town.
We found it to be an easy thing to do on our first day in Brighton and a wonderful place to walk off jetlag! It was great to get a glimpse into the seafaring history of Brighton, have a nice meal and watch the locals passing by. A lovely place for an ice cream or cup of coffee outside when the weather is nice.
You can see both the active and burnt Piers from the beach. A very picturesque scene!
The beach is stone and not sand but still very beautiful and somehow relaxing hearing the rumbling of pebbles by the wave action.
For those who wish to sunbathe in their birthday suit, there is legal area to do so along the eastern end of the beach.
You can spend a whole day doing activities around the beach. When we visited for the Olympics, there was a big screen and seating set-up which was popular with everyone for watching the games.
You can ride on the Brighton Wheel which gives a nice overview of the city. And the historic Volks Railway is a lovely thing to do for all ages. From the end of the line, you can walk to the Marina.
Upon returning to the start of the rail line, there are a few souvenir & gift shops and cafés just opposite on Madeira drive. A few steps westward would bring you to the SeaLife Brighton aquarium.
When you leave the aquarium, the entrance to the famous Brighton Pier is obliquely opposite at the roundabout.
In all, there is much to do in and around Brighton Beach, and you can experience several attractions all in one day.
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