Brighton - The Great Outdoors
When hearing about Brighton the first thing you think of probably wouldn’t be outdoor activities, but there are a surprising amount of brilliant alfresco pursuits that can get you out and about exploring the city and all it has to offer.
On the Sea
Relax on Brighton’s famous pebble beach and soak up the seaside holiday feeling, take a dip in the sea or stroll along the coastline. For many years it’s been the much loved destination for tourists and locals alike! There’s also a range of activities going on throughout the year on the beach, including festivals and gigs so be sure to find out what might be going on before you arrive.
Tired of dry land? Well there are a variety of brilliant activities you can try your hand at, whether you’re looking for an adrenaline hit or to take it at your own pace. Lagoon Watersports based in both Hove Lagoon and Brighton Marina offer an amazing variety of boating and sporting activities on the water, from an action packed Thunder Cat ride which will have holding on for dear life or a more relaxed sail.
Brighton Watersports offers kayak hire, along with the other main watersport activities like stand up paddle boarding and wakeboarding. We can tell you it’s a great way to spend the day and you’ll be able to get a whole different view of Brighton from the sea.
Explore the City and Surrounding Area
Discovering Brighton on foot is a superb way to find the city’s hidden gems. Whether it’s a tasty café, famous graffiti or a small art gallery, there always something around the corner. A brilliant but unusual tour has to the ‘Oh I Do Like to Be Beside the Seaside’, where you will be shown around the various famous graffiti pieces that have popped up. It usually runs on a Saturday/Sunday and starts at the mainline train station, but be sure to check tour dates before you get there.
There are a wide variety of parks dotted around the city where you will be able to sit back and enjoy the greenery. Along with that there are some absolutely stunning areas of outstanding natural beauty just outside of Brighton, including Devils Dyke on the South Downs. So whether you’re in Brighton itself or nearer to the countryside there’s always a refreshing green space nearby to relax in.
Enjoy Brighton by bicycle and don’t worry if you can’t bring your bike with you, at Amsterdammers’ you can hire a bike for anything from a couple or hours to a couple of days. Located under the station off Trafalgar Street it’s in a convenient heart of the city location. You can even take you’re newly hired bike and head off on a bike tour of the city, a brilliant way to exercise and learn about the rich culture that surrounds Brighton.
We know however you choose to get out and about in Brighton it’s sure to be a lot of fun and for a city location there sure is a lot of outdoor pursuits you can enjoy whilst you’re here!