Snailspace is a wonderful excuse for a stroll along the seafront and on the route we’ve put together, you’ll see seven snails. We’re going to start outside Brighton Palace Pier, where you’ll find Nee Nor, who is sponsored by Peter James and designed as a pursuit vehicle – while he may look slow, when he’s needed his shell reveals huge tyres and he zooms into action! There’s also a puzzle dotted around his body for budding detectives to solve.

Photo of 'Nee Nor' Snailspace sculpture

From here, looking out to sea we’re going to head left along the seafront, past Volk’s Railway (pop into the ticket office to see some junior snails!) and Brighton Zip, to our next snail: Searching for the Regina Hotel. Designed by Benjamin Thomas Taylor, who is known for his bright, pop-art-inspired landscapes, this snail is covered in colourful stalks and leaves, hinting at something hidden underneath…

Photo of a Snailspace sculpture on Brighton seafront

Next, we’re going to head back the way we came and onto the pier, where outside the Palm Court Restaurant you’ll find Caro-Snail. We very much appreciate the pun in her name as she is based on a carousel and has been designed to look like one of the horses! She is a beauty and right at home on the pier.

Photo of Caro-Snail Snailspace sculpture on Brighton Palace Pier

You could stop off at the arcade or grab some fish and chips and doughnuts on your way back along the pier. Then turn left to continue along the seafront and at the bottom of East Street, head down onto the beach path and you’ll find Sanderson, who fits in very well in front of the sea, especially with his spade and flag!

Photo of 'Sanderson' Snailspace sculpture on Brighton beachfront

Continue along the path and you’ll come across Sidney outside Brighton Fishing Museum. This snail embraces seaside life too: he’s been designed by floral artist Karen Hollis and is adorned with beach roses, which grow wild on Sussex beaches – plus some seagulls. It wouldn’t be Brighton without them!

Photo of 'Sidney' Snailspace sculture on Brighton seafront

Our next snail is located at the Golden Spiral on the seafront, so carry on along the path until you reach there. Scoopalicious is looking out to sea and who can blame him with that beautiful view of the West Pier! Keep an out for his companion, FABTastic, at the Royal Pavilion too.

Photo of a snailspace sculpture on brighton beachfront

The final snail on this tour is just a little further along, outside West Beach Bar & Kitchen. Quadrosnailia has been designed to look like the iconic Vespa scooters used in classic British film Quadrophenia, some of which was filmed in Brighton. Artist Serena Sussex wanted to create something that epitomised our city’s cool vibe – we think she has succeeded!

Photo of a Snailspace sculpture at British Airways i360

Before you head home, you could browse the shops in the arches, or perhaps stop off somewhere for a drink or a meal to enjoy the seaside views.

Other things to look out for on the seafront:


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As the leaves turn golden in Autumn 2018, Martlets and Wild in Art will be coming out of their shells as The Snailway arrives in Brighton & Hove. #BeMoreSnail



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