If you’re looking for great activities, Brighton is jam-packed with things to do. From traditional family fun to beach and water sports, Brighton activities are endless.
From Beach Fun To Extreme Sports
Brighton beachfront offers a buzzing playground of swimming, sailing, basketball and volleyball, whilst away from the water you can enjoy a day at Brighton Races or test your nerve with some powerboat riding. And with so much stunning Sussex countryside literally on the doorstep of the city, there are loads of opportunities for walking and cycling activities on the South Downs and areas beyond Brighton too. After all, that action you may find yourself in need of a relaxing treatment or sports massage and Brighton has a wide range of spas to help you unwind.
Walking & Hiking Routes in Brighton
With the downs literally on the doorstep of Brighton & Hove & more than 3,000 kilometres of footpaths and rights of way across the South Downs National Park, there’s no excuse not to pop on your walking boots and stride off into the countryside. Take in a trail, walk the iconic South.
Independent walks and trails
There are loads of opportunities for bracing walks and woodland strolls in and around the Sussex countryside. Some start within Brighton itself, such as the spectacular Undercliff Walk, whilst others, such as the Stanmer Park award-winning walks, are a short bus or car ride away.
Brighton & Hove Council offer a superb range of walks & trails in and around the city, which are suitable for all ages, as well as information on Heathwalks – sociable, volunteer-led walks of between 1-3 miles. The National Trust also offer a series of short & fun ‘Beermat Walks’ around the Sussex Downs, for those who fancy a swift one.
Cycling Routes in Brighton
Brighton & the surrounding areas are ideal for cycling. Cycling in Brighton & Hove is quick, easy and enjoyable. In the city, Brighton’s coastal routes take you towards the Marina and the stunning cliff paths of Saltdean and Peacehaven & beyond. Try the Coastal Cycle Route…
Cycling on the Sussex Downs
Outside the city, the bridleways and byways on the South Downs are very popular with cyclists of all abilities & there are many trails available. The 160km South Downs Way is also the only UK National Trail fully accessible to riders. The National Cycle Network is also a safe, high-quality network of quiet lanes and traffic-free paths. The network includes a route from Rottingdean to Shoreham Port.
Hiring a bike
If you don’t have your own bike or are visiting the area and want to hire a bicycle, try one of the companies listed below.
- Day Out & Multi Destinations
- Family & Leisure
- Trail Riding
- Road Cycling