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Coastal Holidays in Brighton

Brighton is the place where city life meets beach life creating a very truly magnificent place. Brighton is vibrant, cosmopolitan, energetic, fun, young, unique, lively, historic and exotic. This place oozes history and Royal heritage which can be seen wherever you are in Brighton. With a buzzing art scene, restaurants, bars, world class shopping, superb nightlife and a beach bohemia vibe there surely is no greater place to stay. Brighton has been the place to be since Regency times, and this history is still here today. Nestled between award winning beaches and the stunning South Downs national park, Brighton is ideally situated for exploring what Sussex has to offer and with award winning restaurants, famed nightlife, iconic attractions and year round events and festivals what more could you want?

The beachfront is the hottest place to be in Brighton with cool cafes, beachside bars, fish and chip stalls, artist’s studios and beach volleyball. Enjoy fantastic amusements on the pier which is awesome for the young and the young at heart, with all the traditional sea side fun you would expect to find in a place like Brighton, including helter skelter rides, clairvoyants and candyfloss stalls.
Brighton has been voted one of the top 10 city breaks in the entire world and with so much here it’s not hard to see why, with the night time beachside club culture and funky cafes and bars, a blue flag pebble beach, stunning promenade and water sports on offer, there is just everything here that makes a holiday special.

Brighton offers shopping like no other, with quirky, individual shops and high street names we all love, in Churchill Square and Weston Road.
Enjoy a gentle relaxing stroll around the twisting alleyways of the beautiful Lanes which offers world class shopping, and used to be the heart of the fishing town of Brightelmstone. Throughout the Lanes you’ll discover many little shops including antiques, jewellery, chic boutiques, funky fashions, top quality fashions, quaint shops and funky cafes and restaurants, where you can just sit back, relax and watch the world go by as you enjoy some welcomed refreshments as you listen to the sound of live jazz (bliss)
The North Laine offers unique, edgy labels, very retro chic with interior stores also available to browse around. Kemp Town is the place to be for vintage frocks, unusual antiques and art deco. Hove also boasts many fantastic shops, very quaint and individual.

Brighton is home to many world class restaurants, serving food from all over the world, covering all tastes and budgets and is always picking up awards at the observer food awards. Also available are cafes, tea rooms, cosy pubs serving good honest hearty meals, hip bars, fish and chip shops, bars, bistros, beachfront cafes, takeaways and many, many more fantastic places to eat.

Brighton is buzzing with superb entertainment, including dance, music, comedy, drama, arts, carburet, culture and festivals, in Brighton every night is show night! And with many music venues, concert halls, cabaret bars, comedy clubs, nightclubs, theatres and many, many more it’s no surprise people flock here. Enjoy music at the Brighton Dome and Brighton Centre, shows at the Theatre Royal, films at the Duke of York’s Picture house and comedy at the Kamedia.
 Brighton is one of the most cultural cities in Europe, it’s not hard to see why, with so much going on all throughout the year, including festivals, galleries, museums, theatres, historic houses and so much more, it really is the place to be this summer.

Brighton Marina is one of the largest marinas in Europe, it’s not just a place to park you’re boat, oh no there is much to do than that, it’s a fantastic waterfront development and here you can enjoy shopping, sailing, fine dining, diving, fishing, boat trips, bowling, cinema, casino, fitness suite, a fantastic boutique hotel, Brighton marina offers some of the best restaurants in the city, with many champagne and cocktail bars, 26 lane bowling, an 8 screen cinema and a Rendezvous casino.

If you love art and culture you’ve got to come to Brighton, the Brighton museum and art gallery offers world renowned collections of the 20th century design and art and also non Weston art. There are also many small galleries and art studios scattered around Brighton displaying the work of international and local artists. The Brighton festival takes place every May and hosts the biggest and boldest arts extravaganza in England (excellent family fun)

There is just so much to do here you’ll need more than a week, you must visit the Coral Brighton and Hove greyhound stadium which offers great afternoon and evening entertainment that the whole family can enjoy.
 Try your hand at some water sports which guarantees many laughs or go on a guided mp3 Brighton guided walk or even have a go at some extreme sports including zorbing where you roll down a hill in a giant inflatable ball, (it’s the latest adrenaline junkie craze) or extreme mountain boarding, if that’s not quite what you’re looking for head to the beachfront and enjoy swimming, basketball, volleyball and sailing.
Brighton Races offers its visitors a fantastic family fun day out and with views of the South Downs and across the English Channel, what better place to enjoy the sport of kings?
Tour Brighton and Hove on an open top bus as you relax and enjoy taking in all the sights and sounds, of this magnificent city, while someone else does the driving.
Visit the Nivea Sun Yellow Wave Beach Sports Venue which is Britain’s first beach sports centre.
Take a trip to the Royal Pavilion and Preston manor and let the heritage take you back in time, visit the many museums here or head to the sea life centre and experience the world of the deep.

Brighton is only moments away from the South Downs national park and here you can go walking, cycling and horse riding, as you take in the stunning scenery that’s yours to be discovered, with many fantastic guided and self guided walks available, so that everyone is catered for, you really must come and visit this spectacular place for yourself, it will take your breath away with its stunning natural beauty.

There are 96 parks and gardens in Brighton and Hove and 6 of those have been awarded green flags, including the Royal Pavilion Gardens with a picturesque duck pond and the Victorian clock tower of Queens Park. There are some beautiful walks around Stanmer Park and also the historic Kipling Gardens in Rottingdean with herb gardens, a croquet lawn and woodland gardens (just stunning) Sussex is home to many spectacular gardens, the South Downs, historic houses and lovely, picturesque villages that are yours to discover.

After dark, you’ll want some night life and Brighton never disappoints with some of the best nightclubs in the country, it really is a party lover’s paradise, and here you can party all night long with seafront clubs and bars which are nestled underneath the Victorian beachfront arches to clubs, pubs, theatres and so much more, Brighton rocks by both day and night.

The accommodation in Brighton is world class with luxurious hotels many overlooking the sea, pretty B and Bs and guest houses, many self catering establishments including cottages, flats and apartments, chic boutiques townhouses and some fantastic caravan and holiday parks offering superb entertainment and you can discover Brighton in your own time.

Brighton is a beachside city that offers everything for everyone, the young will love it here and so will the young at heart, it really is one of those places you have to experience for yourself and once you have experienced Brighton, you’re guaranteed to fall in love with this magnificent place.

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