10 Fun Things To Do On Brighton Beach

Published . By Abigale Leyton.

Located on the stunning south coast, this seaside hotspot is lined with vibrant beach huts, alongside an impressive 4-mile-long promenade that's popular among locals and tourists alike. Whether you fancy joining a silent disco walking party to 80s bops, an immersive cocktail experience or riding the oldest electric railway in the world, check out our picks of fun things to do on Brighton beach.


Head To Yellowave For Volleyball & Sunset BBQs

Boasting six beach volleyball courts, a cute cafe and clubhouse, Yellowave is the perfect destination for summer antics. Whether you're looking to get competitive and whip a few balls over the net with pals or sink your teeth into wood-fired pizzas while watching the sunset, this gorgeous venue has got you covered. As for drinks? Enjoy a thirst-quenching G&T. Yum.

Yellowave Brighton Beach | DesignMyNight

It doesn't get more sea-nic than this.

Get Locked Up At Alcotraz

Fancy sipping on a few bevvies in the clink? Now you can with Alcotraz: Cell Block One-Three. This immersive cocktail experience will have you befriending crooked guards and sneaking liquor past the warden into the Penitentiary, all while wearing orange jumpsuits. The result? Your booze will be used to make tongue-tantalising concoctions. 

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You'll be serving hard time here.

Take To The Water With Lagoon

Yacht sailing? Jet skiing? Powerboating? Brighton beach activities don't get better than this. Make your way to Lagoon for its awesome range of watersports, such as fun-packed beginners classes or wild obstacle courses if you're seeking an adrenaline rush. It's no surprise that this has gained quite an epic reputation for sten dos and group events.

Lagoon Watersports Brighton | DesignMyNight

You won't run out of things to do at Lagoon.

Go All Out On This Members' Rooftop

If you've heard of the oh-so-chic Soho House, which touts a conveyor belt of A-listers, you're going to want to check out its seafront location Brighton Beach House. Thanks to the quaint vintage bar, Italian restaurant and elegant rooftop terrace decked out with a swimming pool, this is definitely one of our picks for things to do in Brighton at night.

Soho House Brighton | DesignMyNight

Sky-high sips? Check.

Start Your Day With Chicken And Waffles In A Cave

Most important meal of the day? You bet it's brekky. Curb those morning cravings with some mouthwatering grub at The Tempest Inn on the beachfront. Step inside this quirky venue for caves, lantern lighting, and chicken and waffles. Think Southern-style tenders drizzled in a signature Sangsa gochujang maple syrup and a dusting of icing.

The Tempest Inn Brighton | DesignMyNight

You batter not miss out on this.

Join A Silent Disco Walking Party

Explore the stunning beach or quaint cobbled streets of the town with Brighton Boogie Shoes Silent Walking Disco Tours. This event is ideal if you're searching for fun things to do in Brighton for couples, as you both can let loose to some party tunes, from 80s favourites to commercial music, through cool headsets. There will also be some fun commentary by the one and only host: Boogie Ruth.

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Get ready to throw some shapes.

Learn Something New In Hove

Home to a stunning rooftop bar, alongside a fabulous selection of activities, it's no wonder why Rockwater is a favourite when it comes to fun things to do in Brighton for adults. Join in on budget-friendly events, including a run club led by local athlete Luca Bigg or the popular pub quiz, which is perfect for testing your general knowledge with pals. 

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Enjoy sunset runs on the beaut beach.

Dine On Brighton’s Iconic Pier

When it comes to things to do in Brighton today, Palm Court is a firm choice. Serving up a fabulous variety of British eats, such as the scampi basket made from lightly breadcrumbed fish or a Caesar salad of chicken breast in a creamy dressing, hungry folk have plenty to choose from. Grab your beau to enjoy its fabulous panoramic scenes, with a passionfruit Pier Star Martini in hand.

Palm Court Brighton | DesignMyNight

Dinner and a view? Yes, please.

Pamper Yourself At Beach Box Spa

On the hunt for things to do in Brighton this weekend? Look no further than Beach Box Spa. This seaside retreat is home to a plethora of swanky seating areas, fresh water showers and a plunge pool for when you're craving a little relaxation. If you fancy upgrading your experience, opt for the natural in-sauna body treatments or one of its best-loved yoga classes.

Beach Box Spa Brighton | DesignMyNight

Are you brave enough for an ice bath?

Ride The Volks Electric Railway

If you're after unique things to do in Brighton near the beach, then hop on the Volks Electric Railway. Not only will this town favourite take you one mile across the iconic strip from March to October, but it's also 135 years old and boasts some fascinating history. To top it off? You won't need to book this fun activity, just turn up on the day.

Volks Electric Railway Brighton | DesignMyNight

Right on track.

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