If you’re feeling a little overwhelmed with choice for your next visit to Brighton, here are some of our favourite things to do just a short walk from Jurys Inn Brighton Waterfront.
Take a walk along the promenade and pop into a cafe for a refreshing drink before strolling along Brighton’s famous pebble beach. If you’re feeling brave, take a dip in the water, try out some watersports, or simply sit on the beach and watch the world go by.
We recommend: checking out the paintings in the Artists’ Quarter, beneath the seafront arches.
British Airways i360
To get panoramic views of Brighton and across the English Channel, make sure you brave the heights of British Airways i360. The giant glass pod is part of the tallest moving observation tower in the world, and is described as a ‘vertical cable car’.
We recommend: going for an evening drink at the Sky Bar for a magical night time experience.
With its fairground rides, gaming machines and traditional fish and chip shops, Brighton’s iconic pier is just minutes away from our waterfront hotel. There are regular events on the pier throughout the year, so keep an eye on the website to find out what’s on while you’re visiting.
We recommend: trying the churros for a delicious sugary treat.
Sea Life Brighton
As the oldest public aquarium in the world, Sea Life Brighton is a must-visit, especially if you’re visiting Brighton seafront with kids. The Victorian attraction was built in 1872, and today is home to all kinds of marine life from sharks to sea turtles, spider crabs and rays.
We recommend: checking the feeding times when you arrive to get a glimpse of your favourite creatures enjoying a meal.
Fishing has always been an important industry for Brighton, and at the small yet perfectly-presented Fishing Museum you can find out more about this interesting heritage. The exhibitions include artefacts, boats and audio-visuals, and admission is free.
We recommend: phoning ahead to make an appointment if you want to see the museum’s archives.
A trip to Brighton wouldn’t be complete without a visit to the unique and beautiful Royal Pavilion. Inspired by Indian and Chinese architecture combined with a Regency style, the palace was originally built for King George IV and today is one of the city’s most popular attractions.
We recommend: opting for the informative audio guide to make the most of your visit.
Exploring beyond Brighton Waterfront
If you’re exploring beyond the city, there are lots of places to visit just a short drive from our Brighton seafront hotel. Here are a few of our top things to do beyond Brighton Waterfront.
- Take a day trip to Battle Abbey and Battlefield near Hastings
- Go to Drusillas Park with the kids
- Pop over to London and see the sights
- Visit Dover Castle
- Enjoy a walk through the New Forest
For some extra ideas and top tips, make sure you have a chat with our friendly front of house staff who will be only too happy to help.
Travelling to and from Brighton Waterfront
If you’re travelling onward to other towns and cities after your stay at our Brighton seafront hotel, here’s a quick rundown of journey times to top onward destinations.
London: one hour 45 minutes by car, or one hour by train
Dover: two hours by car, two hours 30 minutes by train with one change at Ashford International
Portsmouth: one hour 10 minutes by car, or one hour 20 minutes by train
Southampton: one hour 30 minutes by car, or one hour 50 minutes by train
From the whole team at Jurys Inn Brighton Waterfront, we can’t wait to welcome you here soon.