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Parks and nature in Brighton

Top parks

Park
“Great Park, has a lovely Rockery across the road, 2 x Cafes, Tennis courts, Gym Areas, Cycle Track, lovely pubs close by. Andclose enough to enjoy a stroll through the famous Brighton Laines. ”
  • 45 locals recommend
Café
“This, quieter, end of the beach is our favourite spot for swimming and picnic lunches or suppers on milder days. There's a cafe that does great cheese toasted sandwiches and public loos on the seafront near the cafe which can be useful! Head for the dog-friendly beach here if you've a canine companion - or enjoy swimming with dogs (we love it!).”
  • 38 locals recommend
Park
“Has lots of history to uncover, viewing platform on lake with plenty of wild fowl and open (and tucked away) spaces for you and/or family to enjoy and relax in. Perfect for games like Frisbee, Football or even hide and seek. Also has dog freindly zone for your cannine companions.”
  • 37 locals recommend
Park
“Lovely large park with Grand House, cafes, great walks and often family events held there. Not as fabulous as the South Downs but more sheltered with wonderful woodlands to walk through.”
  • 36 locals recommend
Park
“Beautiful park squirrels , little birds , people out walking the dogs nice cafe ”
  • 46 locals recommend
Garden
“Really beautiful gardens with plenty or space in which to sit, read, enjoy a drink, or listen to some busking. A lovely place to unwind in the centre of town.”
  • 30 locals recommend
Park
“Hove Park is large and scenic and also has a children’s play ground, and across the park, a larger climbing boulder. The park also has tennis courts, Saturday morning Park Run (9am), Sunday morning Park Run for kids (also 9am), a miniature railway ( north/west corner - check opening times) and a cafe. ”
  • 31 locals recommend
Park
“St Ann’s Well Gardens is 1 minute north; a wide range of native and exotic trees with well-established plants and park areas with a charming Garden Café that serves food, wine and beer. Breakfast from 9 a.m.”
  • 19 locals recommend

Playgrounds

Park
“Hove Park is large and scenic and also has a children’s play ground, and across the park, a larger climbing boulder. The park also has tennis courts, Saturday morning Park Run (9am), Sunday morning Park Run for kids (also 9am), a miniature railway ( north/west corner - check opening times) and a cafe. ”
  • 31 locals recommend
Park
“Lovely cafe with outdoor and indoor seating. Take the kids to the play ground then retreat to the cafe for hot chocolate and yummy lunches for adults and kids.”
  • 8 locals recommend
Playground
“Within walking distance over the Downs from the flat. It has St. Wulfran's Church which is the oldest in the Brighton area. It is set in the heart of the Downs with easy access to the coast.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Playground
“Trip to the seaside just 8 minutes walk and also arty shops, pubs, eateries and the pier”
  • 1 local recommends

Beaches

Beach
“Head to the beach, it's definitely worth a visit. If you like a busy beach then walk down from the centre of town and go straight onto the beach. If you enjoy a quiet beach, turn left at the Palace Pier or go to Hove Lawns. ”
  • 30 locals recommend
Trail
“Stretching out from the marina to Rottingdean and beyond, walk along the sea defences below the white cliffs and by the sea. Something very relaxing and special about this walk, but don't go during rough weather.”
  • 27 locals recommend
Beach
“The Beach is lovely ! Busy, bustling lively and serene at the same time . Sea is clean and warm and the piers jut out in cntrast to each other . ”
  • 5 locals recommend
Beach
“Where better to check out than Brighton's famous seafront?! Head along the promenade for some amazing coastal views, great eateries all the way along and quirky things to occupy your time too. ”
  • 1 local recommends
Nudist Beach
“It's one of the cleanest secluded beaches in the whole of Brighton and Hove, and you can go nude. ”
  • 1 local recommends
Trail
“Most seafront visitors get to Brighton Pier and then head into town. However if you have the time and enjoy walking/cycling the locals know you can get some quiet time by heading further east, where after the Marina the path continues sedately between the cliff and the sea to Saltdean lido... ”
  • 1 local recommends

Trails

Park
“Lovely large park with Grand House, cafes, great walks and often family events held there. Not as fabulous as the South Downs but more sheltered with wonderful woodlands to walk through.”
  • 36 locals recommend
Trail
“Stretching out from the marina to Rottingdean and beyond, walk along the sea defences below the white cliffs and by the sea. Something very relaxing and special about this walk, but don't go during rough weather.”
  • 27 locals recommend
Trail
“Most seafront visitors get to Brighton Pier and then head into town. However if you have the time and enjoy walking/cycling the locals know you can get some quiet time by heading further east, where after the Marina the path continues sedately between the cliff and the sea to Saltdean lido... ”
  • 1 local recommends