Sights by The Sea
The BA i360
Enjoy a unique and impressive experience with a flight 450ft above the city to take in panoramic views across Brighton and the beautiful South Downs national park.
Brighton Palace Pier
There’s plenty to do on Brighton’s famous Palace Pier, from the rides and arcades to unique bars and restaurants, all with panoramic views over the coastline.
The West Pier
The old pier, situated just outside The Grand, has come to be one of Brighton’s most iconic sights. This is a great spot to watch the sunset from the beach.
A lovely landmark along the seafront that often hosts concerts and even the odd salsa lesson! The bandstand is minutes from The Grand hotel and makes for the perfect photo.
Drink & dine al fresco
Bison Beach Bar
In a quieter spot just east of the Palace Pier you'll find local favourite Bison Beer's new beach bar. Soak up some sunshine and enjoy some delicious local craft beers alongside tasty plates from their grill.
Brighton's new seafront food hall is now open and is currently home to a handful of the city's favourite local independent restaurants and cafes. You can grab a coffee or a bite to takeaway or they have some outdoor seating.
Brighton Open Market
In the north of the city you'll find Brighton's Open Market, a fabulous and colourful spot with seasonal stalls where local makers sell everything from handmade soaps to artisinal breads. Around the edge of the market there's some lovely permanant restaurants and cafes.
Flour Pot Bakery
Our favourite bakery in the city, home of tasty sourdough, rye, focaccia and some lovely cakes too. Their newest location is now open in the King’s Road arches just opposite The Grand.
North Laine shopping
We have so many favourite independent shops in the North Laine! From unique fashion designers like Gresham Blake to cute little stationary shops like Pen To Paper.
A beautiful, small and welcoming wine bar in the lanes with a great menu which focuses on natural and sustainable wines. A great place to meet, drink and nibble.
Volk’s Electric Railway
Visit the oldest electric railway in the world and take a ride along the promenade from the Palace Pier down to Black Rock. This heritage railway opened in 1883.
The Sea Life Centre
A great day out for animal lovers and curious little minds! Enjoy fascinating exhibitions, interactive activities and their glass bottom boat while learning about some wonderful sea creatures.
Brighton Open Air Theatre
Throughout the summer you can visit the open-air theatre for an array of fantastic shows. The BOAT was recently nominated as the “Best Family Venue” by the Fantastic for Families campaign.
Escape to the country
One of the jewels of the sweeping South Downs. Explore iconic Ditchling Beacon, a grassy, 248m-tall chalk hill with panoramic views, walking paths & the remains of an Iron Age fort.
Glynde & nearby villages
Numerous picturesque country villages surround the larger town of Lewes. With it's historic Glynde Place, beautiful views and downland, and nearby Mount Caburn, Glynde is one of our favourites for a rural escape.
The stunning valley at Devil's Dyke, just 5 miles outside of central Brighton, feels like another world. Climb the grassy hills, take in the spectacular views, and enjoy and afternoon in one of the lovely country pubs nearby, such as the Shepherd & Dog.
Take to the waves on Brighton's beautiful shoreline with an afternoon of stand up paddleboarding or kayaking. You can hire everything you might need or enjoy a tutored taster session from Brighton Watersports.
Cycle the city
Bring your bike with you or jump on a BTN Bikeshare bike, available from docking stations around the city, and explore the local area. There's an ideal route for any level in Brighton, from city sightseeing to long leisurely coastal paths.
Take a dip!
A refreshing swim in the sea is a welcome addition to any summers day in Brighton, whether you'll be in and out of the waves as part of your perfect beach afternoon or are heading down for a morning swim before getting ready for the day.