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Best Beaches In Brighton

We've rounded up the best beaches in Brighton in our quest to discover brilliant family attractions and places to visit near you. There are 26 Brighton beaches to pick from. Find the perfect places to go with your kids and get out on your next adventure!

All the beaches we list are rated according to the ages they are suitable for, facilities and whether they are suitable for rainy days or best when the sun is shining.

Many of the places we list are historic or educational in nature and would be suitable for class trips or as ways to keep the learning up whilst having fun over the school holidays.

Find your perfect day out

Brighton Beach

  • Brighton
  • Outdoor
  • Beaches

Brighton Beach is a long pebbly affair housed in a cove which means it's safe for shallow family swimming and offers handy southerly wind protection....

Worthing Beach

  • Worthing
  • Outdoor
  • Beaches

Head down to Worthing Beach, a great sand and shingle beach that’s perfect for little explorers to build some awesome sandcastles and explore.  Take...

Seaford Bay

  • Seaford
  • Outdoor
  • Beaches

Seaford Bay is a shingled beach that can get wild when the weather is bad but is usually okay. While swimming is good here be aware that there's a st...

Birling Gap

  • Eastbourne
  • Outdoor
  • Beaches

Birling Gap offers a chalk and shingle beach great for rock pooling and fossil hunting at low tide. With a south west facing beach it is very popular...

Climping Beach

  • Littlehampton
  • Outdoor
  • Beaches

Sometimes all you crave is a bit of space and the simple sounds of the ocean. Climping Beach is quieter than its neighbours of Littlehampton and Bogn...

Little Hampton Beach

  • Littlehampton
  • Outdoor
  • Beaches

Looking for a lifeguarded beach in West Sussex? Little Hampton Beach is a popular sandy beach , and stretching out for a mile, it’s perfect for famil...

Harbour Park

  • Littlehampton
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Theme Parks and Funfairs

On a glorious sunny day, with a fresh bag of chips in hand, there aren’t many better places to be than by the seaside enjoying a quintessential Briti...

Eastbourne Beach

  • Eastbourne
  • Outdoor
  • Beaches

It has long held the reputation of being for the discerning visitor, offering good standards and many local facilities including cafes, lost child ce...



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Pagham Beach

  • Bognor Regis
  • Outdoor
  • Beaches

Looking for a great shingle beach in West Sussex? Head down to Pagham Beach , a beach that’s often known for being wonderfully sunny.  Bring along yo...

East Wittering Beach

  • Chichester
  • Outdoor
  • Beaches

Head down to East Wittering, a great shingle beach in West Sussex. Even though it's shingle, don't forget to bring your bucket and spade along, becau...

Selsey Beach

  • Chichester
  • Outdoor
  • Beaches

Love a trip to the seaside? Head down to Selsey beach in West Sussex, a great shingle beach that’s perfect for all types of explorers.  Little animal...

Hastings Beach

  • Hastings
  • Outdoor
  • Beaches

Hastings Beach does have expanses of sand, especially at low tide, but for the most part it is made up of sea-smoothed pebbles. If sea bathing is wha...

Bracklesham Bay

  • Chichester
  • Outdoor
  • Beaches

Head down to Bracklesham Bay in West Sussex, a great sand and shingle beach that’s perfect for the family to explore.  Little adventures will love go...

West Wittering Beach

  • West Wittering
  • Outdoor
  • Beaches

West Wittering Beach is a beautiful Blue Flag beach with wonderful views of Chichester. The sandy beach, high quality bathing water and first-rate fa...

Thorney Island

  • Thorney Island
  • Outdoor
  • Beaches

Discover Thorney Island, a lovely wild island just off the mainland of West Sussex, it’s filled with wildlife, plants and all sorts of creatures.  It...

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  • Hayling Island
  • Outdoor
  • Beaches

Would you like to feel like you’re on your own idyllic island, which benefits from a blue flag beach? So consider taking a trip to Hayling Island Bea...

Camber Sands

  • Rye
  • Outdoor
  • Beaches

The village of Camber, East of the ancient town of Rye, has it’s own stretch of golden paradise in Camber Sands. This rugged, natural, picturesque be...

Eastney Beach

  • Portsmouth
  • Outdoor
  • Beaches

Looking for a great shingle beach in Hampshire? Head down to Eastney Beach, stretching out for nearly 2 miles, it’s a great place for a family trip....

Southsea Beach

  • Portsmouth
  • Outdoor
  • Beaches

Head down to Southsea Beach in Hampshire, a great shingle beach that’s got plenty going for it, plus there’s some great views across on the pier.  Do...

Seagrove Bay

  • Newport
  • Outdoor
  • Beaches

The beach is shingle from the sea wall to the high tide line with rocks and golden sands below when the tide goes out. The views are spectacular and...

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