I think there is nothing I love more, and that’s being by the sea!
One of my favourite sea-side locations is Brighton, as it offers you so much choice in a day out, that one visit is simply not enough! So today, hubby & I set off early, we arrived in Brighton around 10am – I would highly recommend getting in early as the traffic and queues for parking were unbelievable about midday.
Now parking in Brighton, well to put it bluntly, it’s not cheap – 4 hours will set you back £15.00, but once you’ve experienced this place, I guarantee you will not mind.
So we started in Cafe Rouge for a spot of breakfast, and then we headed to the beach for a little stroll – the sea was calm, the sky was perfect blue and they have these gorgeous boutique gift shops right on the seafront, selling everything from costume jewellery, books, prints as well as the usual sea-side merchandise, postcards, sticks of rock etc.
Heading back to the centre you can explore lots of great shops, one area called The Lanes has lots of shops huddled together down narrow lanes, hence the name! Mostly full of jewellers, perfumeries and Art galleries. A little further on you get into some of the London brands, such as Jo Malone, Pretty Green, Ted Baker and Toast.
We ended the day having a little flutter on the two-penny machines on Brighton Pier’s arcade (plus a cheeky donut!). If you’ve not been, make sure you add it to your to do list for 2013!
|Boutiques along the seafront|