Brighton, known as London by the sea, is a fantastic seaside city with the best of rolling hills, beaches and a vibrant creative scene. From the interesting little stores along the Lanes to the country walks along the cliffs – Brighton has something for everyone so it’s an ideal place to be next on your Motorhome travels list!
Where to stay
Brighton is busy at the best of times and extremely hot on parking locations therefore you do need to plan where you are going to park and/or stay.
Brighton Caravan and Motorhome Club Site
You don’t have to be a CAMC member to stay at the Brighton Club site, they allow tents and even have glamping pods! The site is ideally placed along near the Marina where you can catch the no.7 bus either down to the Marina itself or straight into town.
Main facilities include:
– Toilets & Showers (inc. disabled and baby facilities)
– Wi-fi (additional cost)
– Electric Hook-up
Marina Drive Road Parking (Madeira Drive, Brighton, BN2 1PS)
Marina drive is a stretch of the seafront road between the pier and the Marina, you are able to pay and park along here during the day and overnight. The cost changes depending on the season so do check the website above. A word of caution, although this is a great spot for strolling into town or exploring the cliffs above the Marina, do check the weather forecast as these spots are right on the seafront and therefore will take the brunt of any bad weather from the coast!
Four Things to Do in Brighton
The Palace Pier
Brighton Palace Pier is famous the world over so who can visit Brighton without a stroll down the pier itself! From here you can buy classic doughnuts as well as other seaside treats and play on the arcade machines or dare to try the larger rides at the end of the pier.
Eat the Food
Brighton is a foodies dream and there is something for everyone, from a fabulous restaurant, cosy pub or a hip bar. You will find food from all over the world as well as local fresh fish from stalls along the seafront. If you are looking for a special meal, and love seafood, then Riddle and Finns in the North Laines is well worth a visit.
British Airways i360
A relatively new fixture along Brighton seafront, the British Airways i360 will provide fantastic views of the stunning coastline and the South Downs. You will glide up 450ft in the spacious glass viewing pod and even treat yourself to a glass of bubbly from the central bar as you soak up the views.
Wonder along The Lanes, North Laines and London Road
Brighton is bustling with small local shops, especially in the lanes and north laines. There is something for everyone there and the many fascinating jewelry shops sparkle with unique offerings.