The Beach, Brighton
I had a great great time relaxing and swiming at this beach, which I believe is called pebble beach. It's very close to the Pavillion and main downtown. The water was cold, but it was so hot, that I just loved it. Plus there are lots pf watersports going on and you can rent equipment.
While not as nice compared to other beaches in Europe, the "beach" at Brighton is a nice place to soak in some rays when the weather is pleasant (spring and summer mostly). Beware that there isn't soft sand to sit and walk on - instead there are a bunch of dark rocks that span the entire beach. However, in the summer, you will lots of people sunning on the beach in Brighton. It is a very popular destination in Brighton, especially for those choosing to holiday in Brighton. Be careful in the winter: Brighton Beach is extremely cold and windy - some of the fiercest winds I've ever experienced!
At last! A warm and dry summer's day brought travellers and locals together on the beach for some fun on the south coast! AND people (well not "people" exactly.... think foreign students who, if you were to call out, "SHARK !! Get out of the water!!" wouldn't know what you were yelling about and therefore would be unable to save themselves! :)) were swimming - in the freezing water!!!! Believe me I have nothing against foreign students .... but this thought did occur to me while I was standing on the pier.... I also thought .... They've got to get back on the coach in those wet clothes.... Oh yes... they were mostly fully clothed!! Nutters.
I took a day trip to Brighton on a June day in 2000. Unfortunately, it was a cloudy and windy day. No one was on the famous pebbled beach. I ended up spending the day at the funfair and shops in Brighton Pier.
This little railway is the oldest 'electric' railway in the UK, and runs from just east of Brighton Pier to The Marina. Theres a stop halfway...where you can go 'crazy golf'...and once you have paid you can go on it as many times as you want that day. My nephew loved it!
Take a donder down the beach when in Brighton, it sure ain't sandy but it is clean looking and believe it or not you can get comfy on those peebles.
I quite liked it although i did'nt venture near the sea, looked a tad chilly.
The beach in Brighton is certainly not up there with the best beaches in the world. It is a pebbly beach, so not really nice to sit on with your blanket. Also not so good on your feet if you decide to walk across the beach to go for a swim. So make sure that you bring some comfortable chair with you to place yourself in to make the most of it.
one of my favourite summertime things to do is go to the beach, grab a guitar (and someone who plays) and just sit on the beach relaxing to the music.. watch the stars go out, rather than at a bar with harsher music. We brought a couple beers/wine with us so the evening was just absolute...
Before you even get into the water, you have to walk carefully to avoid slipping down the steep hill that leads to the waves themselves. The stones that make up this incline shift and sink...it is very easy to fall.
Although covered in pebbles it gets a bit sandy when the tide goes out. It is still however a hot spot with locals and tourist alike when the sun is out. If you want to book a deckchair for the day then you will have to get here early?
I was strolling along the beech when a young lady in a deck chair asked me the time,I told her and she anounced that her dinner hour is nearly over and shortly she would have to go back to work.I sat down next to her and asked her what she did.She told me that she worked in a wild animal sanctuary and she was looking after a Beaver who was infected by chemicals that were dumped in the river.The Beaver had lost all it's hair,it had got a skin infection and she said the poor thing was all sore and there was a really bad odour about it.She said she had to go but she would be at the same place same time tommorow if I would like to see her again.We said our good byes and she started walking away,as a parting jesture I shouted 'Hope your smelly bold beaver gets better',she turned around looked at me and ran off the beach.She never turned up the next day,can't understand why.
Grab a chair along the seafront and relax.
There are all kinds of deck chairs along the seafront that you could sit in and watch the water, the beach or the people going by. You've got to pay though. The pic is of my Nanny and a friend doing just that in the mid 80's.
Not the best beach in the world - it's totally made of pebbles without a single patch of sand in sight. Despite this it gets pretty busy in the summer months, possibly because it's one of the easiest coastal resorts to get to from London. In winter, people go there for a nice, bracing walk along the seafront. Can get quite blustery so you may need to wrap up warm. In the distance you'll see the piers - there are two of them. One is old and disused - it's practically falling to pieces. The new one is a focal point of the beach area (see below).
Spend some times along the open beach. Let the chidren play the merry-go-round (1 quid) and walk barefoot on the shingled beach soaking the relaxing atmosphere of the 19th century seaside resort.
Souvenir and snack shops along the lively seafront (just under the metal brige). Children love the ice-cream.
The beach is the place to relax particularly in warm weather. The sea is not too far away from the beach and a dip is a cooling welcome.