I've wanted to go. So DH and I boarded the train and headed there for a day trip. The train from London seems to leave for Brighton about every hour so there are lots of opportunities to go and lots of return opportunities too! Although, I would suggest not traveling during the heavy commute times as there are a lot of people who commute! It is about an hour to an hour and a half ride.
We arrived early and walked through town to the beach. Along the way, there are little eateries and shops. It didn't take long to arrive at the beach, it is downhill all the way!
We made it to the beach. Now, in Oregon, the beaches are sand. Imagine my surprise to see these rocks!!!
I understand that there is sand below the rocks and swimmers time their swims to take advantage of the sand at low tide.
Upon arriving at the beach, DH immediately sat down, removed his shoe and took a photo of his foot. This is something DD does. I had to snap him in action.
The West Pier was built in 1866 and plans to renovate it were in place; but, it burned in 2003. It was an interesting story.
We enjoyed a fish and chips lunch and then we headed back to London. It was a great day to celebrate the end of such a fabulous trip!!!