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Four things to do in Brighton this summer

Summer is on the way which means it’s time to get your plans in gear for those trips away you’ve been thinking about. Brighton is a popular spot for a summer getaway or a quick weekend out of town, with Brits flocking from all over the country to visit.

If you’ve not yet experienced this quintessentially British seaside resort, you’re in for a treat. With a beautiful beach and stunning architecture, Brighton has something for everyone. If you’re wondering where to begin, we’ve got you covered with our list of four things to do in Brighton this summer.

Head to the beach

Whether you’re visiting with a group of friends or enjoying a romantic weekend for two, you can’t go to Brighton without spending at least one day at the beach! Pack a book to read in the sun and bring some sandwiches and a few craft fruit flavoured beers to refuel you after a quick dip in the water. Sun, sand and sea is sure to go down well with everyone.  

Celebrate Gay Pride

Brighton has a strong LGBTQ community and is home to one of the biggest Pride events in the whole of the UK, so it’s worth a visit if you get the chance. The 2022 parade is set to take place on Saturday 3 August.

Beginning with the Pride parade from Hove Lawns through to the city centre, the event will continue into the evening, with a Pride festival that will light up Preston Park. This year’s event is particularly significant as it honours 50 years of Pride in the UK

Explore Brighton Palace Pier

A popular attraction in Brighton is the Palace Pier, a Grade II listed pleasure pier that stretches out into the sea. The pier has stood for more than a century now and has weathered two world wars and many destructive storms in its time.

Tuck into a chippy tea or enjoy a cocktail overlooking the water. The pier boasts fairground rides, bars and restaurants, so you’re sure to find something to suit you.

Catch the live music at the Bandstand

Another unmissable part of Brighton’s history is the Bandstand. First established in 1884, this stunning piece of architecture has been at the heart of Brighton for many generations. The Bandstand is located on the seafront of Brighton, so be sure to stop by for a peek after a day at the beach.

Every Sunday between June and August the Bandstand hosts a wide range of bands which perform live music. These performances tend to take place from 2pm until 4pm, but this may vary depending on the weather.