Brighton Beach
Brighton Beach
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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As one of the United Kingdom's most famous beaches, Brighton Beach is busy all year round. Cool off in the nippy waters in the summer, or take a stroll along the pebbled shore on a chilly winter's afternoon. Kids and adults alike will love amusement rides at Palace Pier, while the futuristic i360 offers views from 450ft high. You can't go wrong tucking into classic British fish and chips, but there is an assortment of casual and contemporary dining options to choose from. Top it off with an ice cream cone from one of the colorful kiosks that line the shore. – Tripadvisor
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  • S4061YTcarmenl
    2 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Visit the pier, beach okay
    If you don’t like crowds, then avoid when it’s sunny. The walk from the train station is around 20mins, plenty of shops along the walking route to pick up snacks and lunch if you prefer to eat on the beach. There are also a lot of food outlets to sit down for lunch or dinner. The beach itself is just okay. It is pebbled/stoned so wear comfortable footwear. There are also some slopes on the beach so take your time walking down. Prices for the pier funfair are quite expensive. A days entry is £30, or you can pay per ride which is about £4. I would also say bring coins with you if you wish to visit the arcade, as the cash machines charge for withdrawal. Overall nice day out, but the beach is not the main attraction.
    Visited May 2023
    Written 20 May 2023
  • JTJD
    United Kingdom1,042 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Nice beach…
    Huge shingle beach that is clean & well patrolled by staff on quad bikes + Lifeguards in the season. During our visit to Brighton it was too cold for laying on the beach or swimming but I’m sure given the weather it would be really nice. The beach did look to shelve steeply in parts so maybe not suitable for children.
    Visited May 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 11 August 2023
  • Chascha Gölding
    Lowestoft, United Kingdom8 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Clean and beautiful
    A clean beach with excellent views. Lots of space to sunbathe and swim in the sea. There are lots of attractions along the seafront and plenty of places to eat. Just a shame about the pebbles! Overall, it’s a classic place to go :)
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 24 August 2023
  • Lala C
    Pilar, Argentina57 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful city!!
    It’s a marvelous place to spend the day. 1.15 hours from London by train. Pintoresque, colorful, lovely colour of water. Beaches are not sand but big pebbles which makes it very special though not the greatest to lie on. Have been twice and would definitely repeat
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 25 September 2023
  • br a
    1 contribution
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Brighton
    Brighton is feeling old and and tired. A lot of buildings are very grubby. Parking is very expensive and varies from one street to another in terms of timed restrictions. On one street I have to move the car at certain times of day which interrupts the whole day. Every town in Sussex seems to use a different parking app. I parked at ‘Brighton airport’ downloaded another app and paid. I still ended with a fine. I grew up here but won’t be back
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 28 September 2023
  • Varma R
    3 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    A Must-visit
    Brighton is a wonderful place to visit with the beach and the shops. The seaside restaurants are very good and there are scores of shops catering for everyone. I highly recommend a day trip to Brighton form London or even a longer stay in Brighton
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 29 October 2023
  • Birdy
    Sheffield Green, United Kingdom24 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Brighton
    Beach front and pier as expected this time of yesr but off the beach we encountered quite a few beggars. It was upsetting to see so many homeless but a bit intimidating having numerous approach us for money. More so as it grew dark. Not really a place for a lone traveller.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 31 October 2023
  • Kellooo
    Eccleshall, United Kingdom138 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Extremely busy
    So much going on here! Quieter by the water but absolutely no seating at all near the bars but as expected. Everyone seemed very pleasant and friendly which made for a nice atmosphere. The beach is huge but the part we experienced was near the old pier
    Visited May 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 9 December 2023
  • Sandra B
    Richmond-upon-Thames, United Kingdom223 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Just perfect for long walks
    We`ve booked a 2 night stay in late October and although it was quite cold and we`ve got caught in a shower, it is just the best, if you love the Seaside. It was just prefect for us as it wasnt crowded and we could go for long walks. We`ve had a lil stormy weather as well, which was fascinating with the big waves and everything. Worth going in autumn.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 10 January 2024
  • therichastill
    Stevenage, United Kingdom2,762 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Glorious Views
    Brighton Beach is on the south coast of England and it is easy to find if you are in the city. Just head South! The beach itself is very pebbly so walking on it is a challenge. Plus if you want to build a sandcastle you will be very disappointed! Close to the beach there are plenty of things to see. There are museums, the pier, art galleries, sculptures, shops, cafes and bars. It is nice to have a wander alongside the beach and take in all the different things going on. I happened to be on the beach at about Midday and the sun was shining brightly in the sky and there were some wonderful views across the seafront. Highly recommended on your visit to Brighton.
    Visited January 2024
    Travelled solo
    Written 3 February 2024
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Laura
109 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Solo
Lovely walk along the beach. There are pebbles and stones, no sand. Nice and clean. Some shops along the actually seafront too which is nice. One of my favourite UK beaches
Written 18 April 2024
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66Charm
San Francisco94 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Family
What a disappointment! The town looks derelict...dirty, run down and absolutely zero charm.
You can see remnants of its past with the once white buildings on the prom but these times have definitely gone.
Would I return? No. It actually made Skegness look good!
Written 12 April 2024
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Ray Juodas
London, UK12 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
If I had to describe Brighton with one word, I'd probably go with 'Zombieland' or similar. Post apocalyptic world? Yeah, something like that. The place is overcrowded and so run down, it's crazy. It could use a hammer and a bucket of paint, or a few! The whole experience felt like last time Brighton has seen those was maybe some time in the 70s. The town itself has some nice spots, but the beach area is trully horrendous and outdated. Some bits of the pier look like the planks are about to give up and you might end up in the water beneath. It really feels like that. Awful.
Written 30 March 2024
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Roddy P
Johannesburg, South Africa923 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Family
It’s a lovely walk along the beach and the board walk. However, the fantastic Victorian benches, shelters and the mid level walk all look very run down and decrepit - which is a shame.

It’s fun to walk to black rock and the marina and then walk back on the top road and admire the magnificent houses. You can do all of this with a dog but please note the pier does not allow dogs …
Written 21 March 2024
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Thomas
London, UK18 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
Avoid driving here after dark if you're not familiar with the road layouts, very messy and very easy to get caught out in a bus lane, as we did. Just not very welcoming to "tourists".
Written 20 March 2024
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Coastal741610
2 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Family
Poor old Brighton. Once many decades ago it was a thriving seaside town, which many tourists, families and couples would flock to. It has undoubtedly had it. The beautiful Victorian railings and walkways have now been fenced off due to decay and never been repaired. The Pier has half of the entrance removed due to rot and decay. The public toilets along the front are so disgusting you really don't want to breathe when visiting them.

The empty hotels and properties along the beach, which were once bustling and full with holiday makers now stand empty and boarded up. The whole area has declined beyond belief. Doesn't anyone see a gem of a place, which once was, has disappeared and if there isn't a huge injection of money to re-build and enthusiasm to save a drowning, fun, seaside town, then goodbye Brighton for ever.
Written 16 March 2024
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ZAH
Hertfordshire36 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Friends
Only reason I’m rating it a 4 is because it’s pebbles.
Otherwise great beach easy access and clean even on a busy sunny day.
Written 15 March 2024
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Tabby London
London, UK122 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Friends
It’s beautiful to escape London, and Brighton is a lovely place for the day.

Book your off-peak tickets in advance, and you can travel cheaply. Once in Brighton, head straight down to the sea. You could head to the deckchair section or choose any strip along the shoreline.

Brighton is a chilled place, but it can get overcrowded on weekends. If you like crowds, head to Hove, which is down the road.
Written 6 March 2024
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therichastill
Stevenage, UK2,762 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Solo
Brighton Beach is on the south coast of England and it is easy to find if you are in the city. Just head South!

The beach itself is very pebbly so walking on it is a challenge. Plus if you want to build a sandcastle you will be very disappointed!

Close to the beach there are plenty of things to see. There are museums, the pier, art galleries, sculptures, shops, cafes and bars.

It is nice to have a wander alongside the beach and take in all the different things going on.

I happened to be on the beach at about Midday and the sun was shining brightly in the sky and there were some wonderful views across the seafront.

Highly recommended on your visit to Brighton.
Written 3 February 2024
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Sandra B
Richmond-upon-Thames, UK223 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Family
We`ve booked a 2 night stay in late October and although it was quite cold and we`ve got caught in a shower, it is just the best, if you love the Seaside. It was just prefect for us as it wasnt crowded and we could go for long walks. We`ve had a lil stormy weather as well, which was fascinating with the big waves and everything. Worth going in autumn.
Written 10 January 2024
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