Brighton is on the southern coast of England and is a popular destination for vacationers. The main attraction of Brighton is its 5.8 miles of uninterrupted shingle beach but other attractions have built up along that beach to make it an ideal holiday destination for families. It is also very popular as a destination for day visitors and in the high season it can be expected to be visited by 150,000 visitors daily which are equal to half the town’s estimated population of just over 273,000. In 1997, Brighton joined with nearby Hove and as part of the millennium celebrations; Queen Elisabeth 11 formerly named Brighton and Hove a city.
What makes Brighton so popular is that although it has miles of pebble beach for the kids to enjoy, it also has a variety of other attractions such as the Brighton pier or the more recent Brighton Wheel. Other attractions include the Royal Pavilion and a Victorian Aquarium plus many green areas to just relax and enjoy a quiet time. Not far from the city there are also a host of places that are worth a visit, such as castles, forts, country houses and ornate gardens or just the pleasing Sussex countryside. Whether you want transport to transport you around the city or perhaps take you further afield, a Brighton chauffeur service is available to ensure that you travel safely, quickly and luxuriously instead of having to rely on public transport which, although okay, can eat away at your precious vacation time.
Brighton started became popular when King George 1V, as the Prince Regent, gave it his patronage and built the Royal Pavilion. During his reign as king Brighton continued to flourish as a tourist destination and this increased after the railway was built in 1841 and day trippers from London could easily enjoy the beach. It was during Queen Victoria’s reign though when, Brighton still being very popular, the Grand Hotel and two of its piers were built. Perhaps because of its closeness to London and London’s major airports, Brighton has also become the UK’s most popular seaside destination for foreign tourists. With several beaches to offer visitors, it was Brighton’s secluded Cliff Beach which became the UK”s first naturist’s beach and has since become the first for many other aspects of tourism.
The beaches of Brighton and Hove each have their own names which are Boundary, Bedford, Metropole, Norfolk, Grand, Centre, King’s, Old Ship, Volk’s, Crescent, Albion, Pier, Athena, Aquarium, Paston, Banjo, Duke’s, Cliff and Black Rock. Of these Cliff Beach still remains a nudist beach and Black Rock has been demolished and replaced with one of Europe’s largest marinas.
Brighton is clearly a great place to visit by either foreigners or British and has become known as one of the hippest tourist destinations in the UK and it is also believed to be one of the happiest places to live in the country. With this small city having so much to offer visitors and its close proximity to the capital, it is likely that Brighton and Hove’s popularity will continue for many years to come.