Also known affectionately as London-by-the Sea, Brighton has a buzzing feel, with the beach’s appeal permeating the town and its fashionable boutiques and bistros, due to its proximity to them. Populated predominantly by young people, the promenade was shared on this re-visit by those exercising, like my interviewee Hannah and day trippers, who milled around the Brighton Wheel by the pier. There’s a rejuvenating feel to the town and beach, a real tonic.
The many faces of Brighton and its beach, according to Hannah.
Looking down on the busy scene at Brighton’s beach.
Brighton and its beachfront cool are legendary. Famous Brighton Pier serves as a backdrop, daytime traditional seaside fun mixing seamlessly with night time, funky beach-side club culture. There’s a cosmopolitan atmosphere, but this is also a Blue Flag beach, where you can also try your hand at one of the many water sports or sailing activities. After dark, Brighton’s seafront clubs and bars take centre stage, nestling underneath the Victorian beachfront arches, for some of the best club nights in the country. Highly recommended.
The view from under the Brighton Wheel.