Brighton is one of Britain’s most famous and exciting seaside town resorts with a 5.4-mile-long beach, an iconic pier featuring a variety of rides and attractions and a renowned culinary scene, to name a few. For a true British seaside experience, you needn’t look any further than Brighton. Still not convinced? Here are 5 reasons to visit the seaside resort in the south of England.
The stretching beachfront is what makes Brighton so attractive to even UK residents, having been voted as one of Britain’s best beachfronts many times. As Brighton is located on the south coast of England, the weather here tends to be a little more comfortable throughout the year, so the beachfront is the perfect spot to pull out a deck chair and soak up some sunshine during the day. Or, if you’re feeling more active, there’s a variety of activities to try out, whether it’s watersports like kayaking or beach sports like volleyball and frisbee.
The 1722ft long Victorian pier known as Palace Pier is perhaps the most loved and visited attraction in Brighton, welcoming millions of sightseers, day-trippers and holidays makers every year. Palace Pier was the third pier to be built in Brighton and officially opened in 1899. Today, it remains the only one still in operation. The pier offers a true British seaside experience, with its arcades, fairground rides, entertainment, and famous fish and chips restaurants.
Believe it or not, but there is more to Brighton than a seafront. Just a stone’s throw away front the seafront, you can escape the hustle and bustle of the town centre on a day trip to the beautiful English countryside. The Devil’s Dyke, a well-known beauty spot on the South Downs, can be found just five miles from the centre of Brighton. Or, a little further afield, you can reach Ditchling Beacon in the picturesque village of Ditchling.
Food and Drink
When visiting Brighton, it’s all too easy to devour fresh fish and chips every day, but there’s a fantastic range of bars and restaurants that serve an amazing variety of cuisines. Whether it’s a for a light lunch by the seaside, a fine dining experience or a classic British bar crawl, there’s something to suit everyone’s taste pallets. For some of the best fish and chips, be sure to visit Regency Restaurant by the seafront, or if it’s a fine dining experience you’re looking for, restaurant Gingerman is known for producing flavoured food made from the highest quality seasonal produce.
The Royal Pavilion
The Royal Pavilion, also known as Brighton Pavilion, is the former royal residence located in the centre of Brighton. This exotic-like building has a rich and interesting history, from being a seaside palace for King George IV, to serving as a civic building and First World War hospital. Today, the Pavilion is a museum, welcoming in around 400,000 visitors each year. The Royal Pavilion Gardens which surround the building is also open to the public and often provides entertainment like street performers during the summer months.
You can visit Brighton through our South and Midlands of England package. This 3-night package begins in Brighton, where you’ll have time to relax by the seaside, stroll along the pier and dine at a famous restaurant, and ends in the Peak District National Park. You can find out more about our South and Midlands of England package here, or do not hesitate to get in contact with us.