From Sunrise to Sunset | Brighton, England

From Sunrise to Sunset | Brighton, England

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Brighton Beach Huts. Brighton, England

I don’t know about you but when I think of England I don’t exactly picture beaches; which is exactly why I wanted to visit a seaside town in my short time here. I wanted to experience a cold, windy, pebbled, sometimes rainy beach- the exact opposite of what a beach is pre-conceived to be basically.

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View of Brighton Beach from the Brighton Pier. Brighton, England

The first seaside town that came to mind was Brighton! I had heard about Brighton on YouTube actually. I am a big fan of Marzia and Pewdiepie, and Marzia’s videos about Brighton made me curious. I had also heard that Brighton is the pinnacle of LGBTQ supportive British towns, and that the town is very unique and urban within itself.

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Brighton Beach Huts. Brighton, England

Brighton certainly did not disappoint! The town is incredible, to say the least. When I eventually move over to England, Brighton is a town that I would seriously consider residing and working in. So what exactly makes Brighton so special for me?

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Brighton Beach. Brighton, England

I only had one short day in Brighton, but that one short day was enough to sell me on the town. I fell in love. We caught the train from London Victoria Station to Brighton Train Station, which is about an hour and a half ride. Once in Brighton we started our day exploring a small corner of their relatively large shopping district. Brighton caters for big brands, but it also houses various small and family businesses that specialise in various, and sometimes odd but unique goods and services. For example, food is a service that is an example of unique eats.

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The British Airways i360 Attraction. Brighton, England

Jasmine, Sarah and I then ventured out on our quest as Brighton tourists. We visited attractions such as Brighton’s British Airways i360 attraction and Brighton Pier. Both of these are definitely must-do’s if you ever find yourself in Brighton.

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The British Airways i360 Attraction. Brighton, England

Brighton is all the more magical on a clearer day; particularly if you are seriously considering the British Airways i360 attraction as the views of the city you will be granted with will be even more spectacular.

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Old Brighton Pier. Brighton, England

Brighton Pier is the tourism logo for the City of Brighton. It is the number one attraction to see and do. The romanticism of the pier itself overlooking the endless ocean, combined with the copious amounts of sweet foods available and the nostalgic, childhood-like theme of the gaming arcade and theme park rides makes Brighton Pier the ideal date night destination or the ideal spot for entertaining days out with family and friends.

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Brighton Pier. Brighton, England

One last Brighton gem that we ourselves almost nearly forgot to visit was the Brighton coloured beach huts. These are an array of huts that are placed side-by-side along Brighton beach, consisting of every colour of the rainbow imaginable. They are truely an incredibly aesthetic sight to see and a must-do photo opportunity!

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Brighton Beach Huts. Brighton, England

Brighton caters for literally everyone- families, singles, couples, heterosexuals, the LGBTQ community, and individuals from every culture. Whether you would like a relaxing day spending it on Brighton’s pebble covered beaches, or a day full of adventure, there are multiple options available.

Honestly, I loved that one day in Brighton so much that it is strongly leading in my potential expat locations list. Why? I think I mainly loved seeing the diversity of the city. I am a strong believer and supporter of multi-culturalism and equal rights for all. I see Brighton as one of the most progressive cities i’ve ever visited. I am actually embarrassed that Australia is so far behind. For example, I saw multiple same-sex couples throughout Brighton walking the streets holding hands, and that made me so joyful because seeing this in Australia is so rare.

In conclusion, if you ever find yourself in England, take the time to visit Brighton. It is well worth your time, and you might even see me living there one day.

Getting to Brighton
From London Victoria Station, take the National Rail train to Brighton Train Station.

Attractions
– Brighton Beach Huts
– Brighton Pier
– British Airways i360
– The Royal Pavilion
– Brighton Museum and Art Gallery
– North Laine
– Preston Manor

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4 Comments

  1. March 14, 2017 / 9:52 pm

    Love this post Racquel! I already wanted to visit Brighton on my trip but your post has made me want to go even more!

    • March 15, 2017 / 12:03 am

      Thanks Becca! Brighton is beautiful, I absolutely recommend it!

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