Total agreement. Lovely place………..
St Mary Magdalen Church Hall, Church Road, Chruch Road, St. Leonards-on-Sea, East Sussex TN37 6EF
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29 reviews of Brighton Seafront in English
love it, have lived here most my life. great shops, so many different types to choose from and browse in. arcades for the kids, food and nice places to sit and relax with a beer.
lovely walk with the mrs and kids, even had a go on the merry-go-round.
would recommend it as the only seaside destination in england
Yeah!! Great day out, no matter what part of the beach you’re on. The mix is diverse which makes it so interesting, particularly from a photographers ’ angle. There so much choice of entertainment, food, frolics and friendships to be made.
Nowhere like it in the world!! Thank goodness.
at the right time of the year its wonderful :D i totally recomend coming to it when the speed trials are running down madeira drive in the summer. especially if your a petrol head. pretty nice fish and chips along different places along the seafront, careful with those seagulls i seen them fly off with a whole fish off somebodys plate before xD pier has the standard arcade, donuts, etc. lil fairground on the end for those seeking a thrill. clubnights running along both sides of pier. east side clubs being the better more underground ones but digital on the west side can pack a good night or two. fishing happens along the beach with ppl pulling in some nice bass. when windy watch out for the kite surfers. remember ppl its what you make of it so get out there and make it happen ;)
A face full of sea air, and if you're unlucky, seagull. Thankfully there are many places to seek shelter if you need to (from the birds that is) and you can easily spend a week just weaving your way through all of the tiny artists shops, cheerfully tacky gift shops (yes, we all need a bumpersticker, and there are soooo many good ones) bars, pubs, foodie places and other odds'n'ends. And that's before you've even started beach combing the stone beach. Warning though: if you are flying out from the UK after your Brighton visit, you will get in deep doo-doo if you try to take too many stones with you. Most airlines will charge extra. So keep it down to one or two exeptionally pretty ones.
Cannot beat being on the Brighton seafront! Fish and chips during the day and the fantastic nightlife/clubbing after dark. Also the Brighton Pier is great and all the overpriced shops, must go back soon!
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If you start at the Rottingdene and head west all the way to the mouth of the docks in Shoreham you will see it all.
Here is what to look out for ... in no particular order.
The overdeveloped marina with the swamnky champagne sipping yaughties'
The homeless people encamped at Black Rock.
Nudist beach, complete with shoewearing exhibitionists.
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Although it would be lovely to have a gorgeous, golden, soft sandy beach in Brighton, let’s face it - wet, polluted sand on a seldom dry English beach is never good. At least pebbles are clean.
As a kid, Brighton was my favourite seaside destination. I adored the pier (especially the ghost train and helter skelter), the iconic beachside carousel, the fish ‘n’ chips, the bungee trampoline things, the little knick-knacks and sweet shops, the mini art galleries full of brightly-coloured paintings, the penny arcade... there was also so much more to do here than in dreary Bognor Regis, which was my parents’ favourite destination. No offence Bognor.
Now, as a Brighton resident of five years, I’m not sure I could ever tire of the beach. Whether I’m sat by the ruins of the West Pier with my camera, reading a novel whilst watching the tide come in or barbecuing and drinking beer, I absolutely love it. On a warm, sunny day at the seaside eating an ice lolly (or enjoying a chilled glass of Sauvignon Blanc) is when I feel luckiest to live here.
I grew up by the sea, in sleepy Bexhill on Sea, and although its beach was beautiful and magnificent in so many ways, it didn't have the character and liveliness that fills the air on Brighton's seafront.
All along the promenade you'll find shops and stalls, cafes and pubs, clubs, volleyball courts, the Volks Railway line, seafood stalls with fresh local cockles and other yummies, art stalls and kayaking clubs offering taster sessions and lessons.
The promenade is buzzing all throughout the year, although obviously summer is the peak season.
We have been for many long strolls along the seafront since moving here, especially in the winter, and are still surprised to see so many people out enjoying the sights.
I can't wait for summer to finally arrive, when Brighton beach will really come to life.
To call it a seafront rather than a beach is much closer to reality, there is absolutely no sand along that coast, with the shore being covered with pebbles and rocks. Whenever I have passed by this seafront, I am surprised by the number of people congregated and even sun bathing on that surface - on a soft sandy surface I can understand, but not that rocky surface.
Must be said that if you want to catch a breeze or wind surf, this is probably the right place to go as the breezes seem to be ever present. Not a fan of the waters however, and would not consider swimming there (having seen the debris).
Having travelled to many places in the world I can truly say Brighton is my favouite. city. It has an extraordinary spirit with a combination of friendliness and colourful creativity, with people not “following the norm” but sharing and developing original ideas in a caring, outgoing way. I always feel so welcome.
The city, especially the seafront, is spellbindlingly beautiful and I can’t wait to go back. Look forward to the i360, on the site of the romantic ruins of the West Pier. There is a unique light here, both during the day and at night. Some of the best food and drink can be found in Brighton’s restaurants, pubs and little places like the wonderful smoked fish kiosk under the Arches. Thank you Brighton, for making people so happy.
The best thing about Brighton beach is that it’s a pebble beach. Sand beaches are all well and good, but for a sand beach you need sun…and lots of it. This being England sun is not very common and therefore pebbles are best. What better way to spend sometime on the beach after a picnic than throwing the pebbles at empty bottles to see who can hit it first, or who can skim a pebble the furthest/with most bounces. And as sunset the pebbles reflect the sky to make one of the most memorable sights in the UK…well perhaps that’s an exaggeration, but it’s still a lovely place to walk before or after dinner with the smell and sound of the sea all around you.
just to walk to the sea is one of the most beautiful things to do with your time bring a blanket a book and your sunglasses and let the sound of the sea fill your ears let the clear skys fill your eyes and smell the fresh clean sea air let your body relax and your imagination spread its wings. loose your self in the vast panoramea look beyond the horizon and feel free there are few places like the beach to find peace.
If its summer and you’re new to Brighton this is a must do - Take a seat on the sprawling promenade overlooking the blue sea whilst sipping your favourite drink and tucking into some (average) food. You’ll find it can get very busy at weekends and difficult to find a seat and personally I dislike plastic glasses and the high prices but its a good place to take friends before a night out.
The epitomy of the summertime is chilling on Brighton seafront. No sand in sight to get into all the places you rather it didn’t, and no shortage of places to buy food and drink. That coupled with eclectic entertainment ranging from live bands to market stalls, makes Brighton seafront an essential place to be when the sun decides to make an appearance.
TIP - When it gets too busy and you need to relax more, move west towards Hove and relax on the lawns instead.
The beach sums up Brighton to a large extent. Full of stones and not quite what people were expecting. In the summer as I see the endless lines of people trooping down from the station towards the seafront I want to stop them and shout “Put away those buckets and spades-its all stones you know” But I don’t. Its part of the eccentricity of the place. Its not about the pebbles that irritate the feet, its about the rituals you build up like sitting down there on a summers evening drinking champagne and watching the sunset roll in across the waves. The aimless chatter you exchange with strangers like the 80 year old lady who every night in summer darts across the road from her flat and plunges into the water for her daily quota of five laps round the pier. Its about the random meeting of strangers over a basketball game, the solid sounds of buskers and the lazy drawl of young men staggering from watering hole to watering hole because they are on a weekend away and tey’ve got a lot of “sights” to fit in.
My highlight of the seafront was sitting there with thousands of others to await the total eclipse. I have never been anywhere where thousands of people could descend into silence as we watched the darkness roll in across the skys, lamplights flicker and ignite in the middle of the day and then gasp in awe as we sat, all of us hushed together as our world was plunged in to total darkness’ I’ll never forget. How good a memory is that.
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