Brighton Travel Guide

The charming seaside city of Brighton is famous for its multicultural nature and alternative music and fashion scene. Brighton Beach is a great place to spend a few hours soaking up the sun and a large number of bars, shops and restaurants can also be found lining the shore.

Brighton also boasts a wealth of attractions that are just waiting to be explored, while the nightlife scene here is extremely vibrant and there are numerous bars and clubs where visitors can drink and dance the night away while listening to a wide range of different types of music. Brighton is also surrounded by lush countryside that is just waiting to be explored.

Things to see and do in Brighton

Brighton Seafront – Brighton, England

People sit outside soaking up the sun, and enjoying food and drink at one of many outdoor terraces by the seafront in Brighton, UK. It is a summer day with a bright blue sky, and people stroll along the promenade by the beach.

A long paved path runs all the way along Brighton seafront for several miles and this is a great place to take a stroll. In addition to shops that sell everything from souvenirs to beach wear, visitors will also find an eclectic range of attractions lining the shores such as the Museum of Penny Slot Machines and the Brighton Fishing Museum.

The long and impressive wooden Brighton Pier stretches into the sea for around a mile and the pier is a great place to take a stroll. At the very end of the pier is an amusement arcade where people of all ages can let of a little steam, while the traditional English pub situated in the very centre of the pier is a good place to enjoy a little light refreshment.

Brighton Pier Palace – Brighton, England

Sunbathers relax on deck chairs on Brighton Pier, also known as Palace Pier. The Brighton Wheel on the pebble beach beyond is another of this British coastal destination’s most popular landmarks.

The Lanes is a vibrant section of Brighton that boasts an extremely diverse collection of shops selling everything from antiques to fudge. Taking the time to browse for bargains in the Lanes is the perfect way for visitors to get their shopping fix and sort through the trash and treasure in the brick-a-brack shops.

Royal Pavilion – Brighton, England

Tourists on the grass enjoying a Spring day infront of historic Brighton Pavillion.

People who enjoy messing about on the water are sure to be in their element at Hove Lagoon. This is a great place to take a short boat trip to discover the area in a while new way. Visitors can also take a stroll along Undercliff Path to soak up impressive coastal views.

Royal Pavilion is a unique landmark and former royal summer palace that is now open to the public. Tours of Royal Pavilion are regularly offered and visitors will be able to check out the historic displays and stunning artefacts that can be found inside this weird and wonderful building.

Climate conditions

Brighton’s coastal location means that the sea breeze helps to moderate temperatures. The summer months are generally the best time to visit, especially for those who are planning to spend time soaking up the sun on the beach.