Coast & Countryside
From within Brighton & Hove to further afield, the opportunities for exploring the stunning Sussex coastline are endless.
From within the city, wonder at the stunning winter starling murmurations as dusk settles over the 2 piers or hop aboard the Volk’s Railway (summer only) to Brighton Marina along a route of rare vegetated shingle.
On the beach below you can delve into rock pools at low tide when the chalk reef of one of England’s first ever new Marine Conservation Zones is exposed.
Birling Gap is perfect for rock pooling, whilst the Seven Sisters Country Park offers opportunities for walking, cycling, bird-watching & canoeing. Neighbouring Saltmarsh restaurant makes a great rest stop for coffee or lunch.
Nearby Cuckmere Haven is the perfect spot for heady views of the the Seven Sisters and the winding Cuckmere River is a must for wildlife lovers and those looking for a tranquil spot.
Shoreham to the west is a short hop from Brighton where you'll find the River Adur estuary and the saltmarsh & mudflats of the RSPB nature reserve, plus the Shoreham Beach Local Nature Reserve of rare & colourful vegetated shingle which is next to the historic Shoreham Fort & a key area of the Brighton Biosphere.