Brighton is an English seaside resort town. We took a train from Victoria Station. Depending on which train you get on, the trip takes between an hour to an hour and a half. Schools are out and we saw many families with small children enjoying the day in the seaside resort.
Brighton Palace Pier, the central attraction has a long board walk with cafes, ice cream parlors, restaurants and amusement arcades. Brighton Palace Pier, opened in 1899, also has rides for children. There were advertisements all around as the town is known for its art exhibits, festivals, shopping and nightlife.
The beach is not sandy. It is mostly pebbles and stones. Most sunbathers were using reclining beach chairs, quite different from beach mats and beach towels spread over the golden sand in Hawaii.
Being on the seashore, there was a breeze and it felt at least 5-10 degrees cooler than London. J.J. and I walked to the pier under the -time sun, then took a taxi back to the train station.
Aloha -- Cathi