5 Things to do in September in Brighton

Published: Friday 16th Aug 2019

Autumn may be just around the corner but summer still has plenty to give in Brighton throughout September. September is a great month to visit Brighton as the high season is coming to an end but you still get to enjoy the good weather that our coastal city provides!

Here’s a list of things to do during the wonderful month of September...

Visit Brighton Open Air Theatre 

The theatre provides a one of a kind and intimate space to enjoy outdoor entertainment, with the capacity to hold 425, in its fifth year the theatre will welcome 70 local national and international companies with over 140 performances.

This September BOAT is showing Shakespeare, the Greatest Showman, Greece and much much more! The events are normally very popular so we would encourage booking sooner rather than later.

Go for a picnic at St Ann’s Well Gardens

Located not far from Hove seafront, these beautiful gardens will appeal to people of all ages featuring Tennis Courts, a Children's playground, a fish pond. Local fact - Brightonians have nicknamed these gardens the ‘Squirrel Park’ due to its large population of grey squirrels that live in the trees! 

Explore the Sussex Countryside

Go for a walk at the Seven Sisters or Devils Dyke, perhaps some of Sussex’s most touristy walks but for good reason. The views, especially at the Seven Sisters which is made up of 280 hectares of chalk cliffs, meandering river valley and open chalk grassland, are phenomenal! Both can be accessed by public transport via a bus from the centre of Brighton.

Go for a cycle ride

Brighton offers a bike share scheme - pick up a bike from any of the parking docks located around town and take a coastal trip to Rottingdean. 

Follow the coastal cycle path eastwards from Brighton beachfront. During your journey you will pass seafront cafes, bars and galleries head down the coast further until you reach Brighton Marina. Do stop off and explore what the Marina has to offer, particularly the bowling alley, cinema and restaurants overlooking the water. Take the recently made coastal path to Rottingdean a quaint little seaside village. Once you’ve reached your destination spend some time browsing the shops, learning about the history and testing out the afternoon tea in a traditional English tearoom. Enjoy!

Attend a Festival 

Check out LagoonFest, a festival organised by volunteers from the Friends of Hove Lagoon in order to raise money to install new natural planting at Hove Lagoon. The event starts at 11am on Saturday 7th September and promises to be a great day out for all with live bands and dancing, food and drink stalls, a skateboard lesson and skateboard jam, street art by Manic Minotaur, a dog show, water sports demonstrations and more!

Not here on the 7th September? Check out Hove Lagoon regardless! In September the watersports centre is open 12-8pm Monday to Friday and 10-8pm at the weekends. They offer stand-up paddleboarding, wakeboarding and windsurfing lessons!

Written by Ellie Hughes