Brighton Destination Guide

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Explore Brighton (East Sussex) Coast and Beaches

Brighton is an East Sussex seaside city that became a fashionable seaside resort in the Georgian era and is a day trip from London. It sits between the South Downs to the North and the English Channel to the south. Brighton has a long shingle beach split into sections by wooden groynes. The main seafront area is between the old derelict West Pier and the Palace Pier. This stretch has a range of bars, restaurants, nightclubs, sports facilities and amusement arcades. This is a city so has a large section of shops and restaurants that are a short walk from the seafront with the famous Brighton Lanes offering independent shops and boutiques in narrow twisting alleyways.

Brighton East Sussex Coast Map


Want some ideas on where to visit?

Every favourite location must be visited for the first time. Want some ideas, why not check out the below small selection of coastal locations, including beaches, activities, things to see and do, and places to stay and eat:

On The Beach

Sea Life Centre Brighton

Place Tags: Aquariums

British Airways i360

Place Tags: Attractions

Brighton West Pier

Place Tags: Piers

Brighton Beach

Brighton Zip

Place Tags: Attractions and Restaurants

Brighton Palace pier

Place Tags: Attractions, Cafes, Piers, Pubs and Restaurants

Volk’s Electric Railway

Place Tags: History - Heritage

The Cliftonville Inn

Place Tags: Pubs

Saltdean Lido

Place Tags: Activities and Lidos - Pools

Saltdean Beach

Lucky Beach Cafe

Place Tags: Cafes

The West Quay Pub

Place Tags: Pubs