SUMMER is just around the corner and there is nothing better than having a hot day out at the beach.
One of the most popular beaches in the UK is Brighton beach, and here is all you need to know about planning your day there.
Is Brighton beach sandy?
Although the surface on Brighton beach looks like sand, it's not.
The coast of the south-east of England is mostly covered in chalk, and that is why one will find a lot of pebbles at this beach.
Chalk will not break down into sand, but it goes through a process called erosion.
What happens is the chalk is released from the cliffs, and they become what are called groynes which make their way onto the beach.
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These groynes either turn into mud or else they collect on the shore as pebbles, as can be seen on Brighton beach.
You may think that a pebble beach is uncomfortable, but Brighton is actually one of the best beaches to sunbath on in the UK and is considered as one of the nicest too.
Can I park my car near Brighton beach?
You may be lucky and find a parking for free on one of the streets by the beach.
But you have think ahead and remember that there are also residents who'd have their cars parked there.
The two main streets that we recommend are Roedean Way and Flimwell Close.
If you park in Roedean Way, you'll just have to walk a nice passage by the seafront, and you'll also pass the Black Rock Naturist Beach.
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If you're lucky enough to find a parking space in Flimwell Close, all you'll have to do is walk down a road and you'll find yourself by the seafront.
If you're tired of driving around for a parking or just want to make sure that your car is safe, we also found some car parks which you might want to consider:
- Metropole – £10 for 12 hours
- 1, Regency Mews – £16 for 24 hours – if you go in after 8am and go out by 6pm, you'll be paying a daytime rate of £10
- Regency Square – £18.50 for nine hours
- Churchill Square – £20 for 12 hours
- 19, Ship Street – £20 for nine hours
- The Hilton – £25 all day
- The Lanes – £27.50 for nine hours
- Brighton Centre Russell Road – £29.75 for five hours
Brighton Beach is a popular spot for youngsters to gather there and have a day out and for families to enjoy a day by the beach.
So if you want to find a free or cheap parking spot, you'll have to go as early as possible.
Is Brighton a nudist beach?
Part of the Brighton beach is not, but if you keep walking over Madeira Drive, you will find the Brighton Naturalist Beach.
It is also known as the Black Rock and it was pretty controversial when it opened in the 1980s.
Reviews from TripAdvisor say that the area could be male dominated, but the aim is still make everyone feel welcome.
The area is barricaded, so you cannot really spot any naked visitors from the street.
Upon leaving this area, there is a sign which says: "You are now leaving the Naturist Beach.
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"Please reclothe. Failure to do so may be considered unacceptable by other users of the Seafront and you would therefore be committing an offence."
There is also a free parking in the Marina multi-storey, so you can be close by.
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