With a reputation as the South Coast’s party hotspot ahen do in Brightonoffers so many opportunities for some classic seaside fun. From the iconic funfair attractions of Brighton pier, a huge choice of great places to enjoy the sunset with a drink and some excellent shopping this city on the sea makes for an unforgettable weekend.
Brighton beach was voted one of the top 10 city beach break destinations in the world, and for good reason too. With epic views, classic daytime activities and some great nightclubs, Brighton beach has loads on offer. Apparently, there’s around 614,600,000 pebbles on the beach. The real question is, who counted them?
Brighton Palace Piers
The centrepiece and iconic destination of the city, the pier is a modernised relic from the era of British seaside holidays. There is stacks to do here, from classic gaming arcades, circus shows and live music to pop up food and drink events. No visit to Brighton is complete without a visit to the pier!
Set back from the beach, the Brighton seafront is where you will find good fish and chips and plenty of lively bars and clubs. Here, you will be able to eat and drink until the early hours.
British Airways i360
One of the newest attractions in Brighton is the British Airways i360. This viewing pod ascends and descends on the hour and half hour and offers fabulous views across the Sussex coast. If you’re looking to up the thrill level then you can also book an abseil from the pods on specific dates. Ask us about this thrilling activity!
Brighton's twin sister, Hove sits a short walk down the seafront with an indistinguishable border between the two. It isn’t quite as hip as it’s more glam neighbour, but Hove does have a similar vibe. Great pubs and bars, unique shopping and a slightly less busy beach less than half a mile down the road.
Just to the East of the Palace Pier is Kemptown, a lively neighbourhood which runs along the seafront towards the Marina. The area is particularly well known for its LGBT+ scene with lots of gay bars and pubs. If you’re looking for an inclusive and fun packed area, Kemptown is the buzzy and independent ‘real Brighton’. You’ll also find lots of boutique shops and restaurants.
This funky neighbourhood is home to independent shops and eateries, with many quirky spots to enjoy a cocktail or craft beer.
Built in the style of a lavish Asian Palace, the pavilion is the dream of King George IV, built as a seaside getaway. The interior is a well preserved example of Georgian grandeur and a tour of the villa takes in the exquisite banqueting rooms and bedrooms as well as the gardens and museum.
This maze in the heart of the city is packed full of vintage and antique shops, artisan food stores, cosy pubs and jewellers. You’ll also find plenty of places to refuel after a hard days shopping or sightseeing, with lots of fantastic places to go.
The South Downs
The South Downs is a national park that sits just behind Brighton and covers an area of around 260 square miles of Sussex coastline. If you’re looking for some rural peace, you’ll be able to go on countryside wanders, find quaint country pubs in towns like Winchester or go glamping.
The West Pier was once the equal of the Palace Pier, which sits to the East with its bright lights and funfair sound effects. Today, West Pier looks a little bit sad, it’s dilapidated frame standing just offshore. Despite the fact that it is shell of its former self (literally) it makes a very picturesque image of Brighton, especially at sunset.