Brighton - Hove Coast Guide

Brighton is the trendiest resort in the UK or even on the planet, according to the people who live there. Also known as London-by -the Sea, you soon get the impression of what Brighton and Hove have to offer. This is a seaside resort but of a very different kind - a metropolitan resort of the kind only usually found in France or Spain along the Mediterranean coast.

                                                              Brighton beach 

To find details of  Brighton Hotels and Holidays,  Brighton Guest Houses and  Brighton Cottages  and to visit Attractions.  Go to Brighton Hove Hotels Guest Houses and Cottages

Having said that it still offers all of the attributes of a popular seaside resort - long sandy beach, a pier, a long promenade, lots of cafes and restaurants, plenty of attractions and entertainments. Things really get going after dark though and that is when the metro side of the city comes to the fore - with loads of nightclubs and excellent bars to choose from. 

Brighton has attractions to be proud of as well. The Royal Pavilion is unique in style and history having once belonged to Queen Victoria. The royal connection goes back along way as well. The Prince Regent used to visit in the 1780's and that set the trend for many aristocratic people to follow and they're still coming. However that is not to say that everyday folk like you and me are not welcome - we are and there's plenty to do at a reasonable price. 


The Palace Pier is not royal but you will find a welcome fit for a King. This is one of the best examples of a traditional  English pier to be seen in the country. There are some excellent rides and the usual entertainments and refreshments. There was a second pier but that burnt down recently and the future of the remaining structure is very uncertain at present. 

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Hove and Portslade were two small towns adjacent to Brighton which were incorporated into the unitary Authority of Brighton and Hove in 1997, which now has a population of around 250,000.  

Places to visit in Brighton - Attractions

Brighton Pier - One of the largest piers in the UK with cafes, bars, amusements and funfair. Visit: Brighton Pier for details

 Sea Life Centre  - aquarium

The Royal Pavilion - Once the palace of George IV - 4/5 Pavilion Buildings Brighton BN1 1EE Phone: 01273 292820/2

Volks Railway - Electric powered seafront railway built in 1883. 

Brighton Wheel - a 50m high Ferris Wheel located on the sea front. 

Booth Museum of Natural History - 194 Dyke Road Brighton BN1 5AA t: 01273 292777

Candy Castle - Indoor adventure play area - Enterprise Point, Melbourne Street, Brighton, East Sussex BN2 3LH - Phone: (0)1273 276060

The Lanes - Small back lanes with specialist shops.

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Devil's Dyke - Famous view point north of Brighton 

Arundel Castle - Arundel

Drusillas Zoo Park - Alfriston East Sussex

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Includes details of many coastal activities such as; surfing, sailing, bird watching and walking.

Attractions - see listings pages

national lobster hatchery padstowA huge selection of attractions are available within the coastal area and this section will have details of many of them. From piers and harbours to fun fairs and roller coasters, the listings will have details of what's available in your chosen area. For details of attractions look in the resort pages. 


Pubs, restaurants and shopping guide

The listings section will also have details of pubs, restaurants, nightclubs and shops available in the locality. Restaurants and shops coming soon.....

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