I needed to have a bit of a break from London but my flights kept getting cancelled. This was a sign to do something more local and Brighton came up as an option. I didn’t go solo as a couple of my friends needed a break with their families. So off we all went to Brighton and these are my 4 reasons to visit Brighton for summer holidays.
4 Reasons to Visit Brighton for Summer Holidays
We’re going to start with the biggest attraction to Brighton and that’s the pier. Walking along the pier you are hit with the nostalgia and smells of cotton candy wafting through the air. Also wafting through the air are the shrieks of kids and adults alike who decided to brave one of the monster rides. Not for me, bumper cars are more my speed, how about you? If that’s not your speed, you can pull up a lounger and soak in some of the sunshine. Just be sure to wear your sunscreen as sun rays are bouncing off the sea.
One of the benefits of having a summer holiday in Brighton is how easy it is to get to. An hour train ride from London Victoria station and you feel like you’ve left the country. The difference is no passports or security checks required. Plus you can eat seafood to your heart’s content whilst sitting on the beach.
Volks Electric Railway
I didn’t know about this railway so shout out to my friend who suggested it. The oldest and longest running electric railway in the world. Invented by Magnus Volk who decided to build a railway along the seafront of Brighton, all powered by electricity. It’s a short train journey, I think there are about 3 stops in total; Aquarium station which is near to Brighton Pier. Halfway station is next and you can stop off for Peter Pan’s playground. The final destination is Black Rock station which is where we stopped off to go to the beach. Ticket prices are from £3.95 for adults.
I have to be honest, as a girl hailing from Trinidad and Tobago, pebbled beaches aren’t something I’m used to. However, you can’t come to Brighton and not go to the beach. I will say there’s a perk of not having sandy beaches, there’s an easier clean up. It’s still too cold in my books to be swimming in the English waters, not sure if it’ll ever be warm enough. I did have a wonderful time lying on the shore smelling the sea water and being pleasantly surprised by the appearance of a seal. He or she moved so fast that I couldn’t get a photo but it put a smile on everyone’s face.
It was lovely to be out of London for a few days and we were so lucky weather wise as a few days were bright and sunny. After reading my 4 reasons to visit Brighton for summer holidays, would you go? Let me know in the comments below.
Thank you for reading and until next time, be well! x