visiting brighton marina © copyright 2013
ABOUT THE MARINA
Brighton marina village is the largest marina in europe, and possibly the largest in the world, Taylor Woodrow started work on the marina in about March 1971. The marina then opened to the public in July 1978, and was opened by her majesty the queen in may 1979.
Walking distance from the marina is Brighton City, buses and taxis go into the town which has a large shopping centre known as "Churchill Square" walk down the "Lanes" where many unique shops are located, and of course the seafront. If you need to get to London or Gatwick Airport, brighton railway station is nearby, and if Europe is your destination, you may be able to catch a train direct from the train station direct to St. Pancras where of course Eurostar is situated for journeys to France and Brussels (please check with station for times of travel www.eurostar.com).
A few years back, only a pub or two and a couple of restaurants existed, the marina has now grown into a large residential area consisting of mainly private flats /apartments and houses and has now grown into a unique village with lots of amenities, being a marina, there are of course many yachts, sailing boats and working fishing trawlers large and small with chandlery shops, yachting equipment and outdoor clothes plus more.
The marina has many retail shops, luggage, fashion clothes, and more, large chains of restaurants, pizza express, zizi's, harvester, frankie and bennys plus independent restaurants, entertainment in the form of cineworld cinema, david lloyd fitness centre, ten pin bowling etc., very much a holiday atmosphere and is of course a great destination for a long holiday or weekend break, the Seattle Hotel is situated here which is the only hotel in this complex, extremely close for the sightseeing bus which stops directly outside and buses that take you into Brighton City or railway station just around the corner near MacDonalds.
Brighton marina village has a wonderful undercliff health walk and cycle path, well worth a visit and located nearby is the sea wall which protects the village, it is possible to stroll along the wall where you will get views of the sea and yachts entering the harbour.
This website is purely for information purposes to visitors of Brighton Marina and the City, no organisation is being represented, the information on this webiste is my own personal experience of the marina and city and I hold no responsibility for any event times, dates or places of interest that you may visit, please always double check with the organisations concerned for up to the minute information and changes that may happen.
Above, short video of Brighton Marina village with its many properties, many overlooking the sea and sea wall, the undercliff walk close by for having a relaxing walk or cycle ride along this coastline all the way to Saltdean, approx 8 miles return, many surfers come here to ride the waves just outside the protective ea wall that keeps the village safe from the elements.
The village square, with shops, pub, table tennis tables, chess, views of boats from the boardwalk, restaurants and hotel overlooking the harbour with views of the sea wall and boats moored here a holiday atmosphere, there are fishing trips, tours around the marina, sea fishing from the wall.
ABOVE VIDEO CYCLING ON OUR FOLDING BROMPTON BIKES FROM BRIGHTON MARINA TO THE PIER
Above, another short video of the cycle ride from the marina to the pier and Wheel of Excellence with views of the city and shoreline, the ride is mainly cycle paths all the way to Hove, some road cycling is involved, if you want to continue to Worthing all along the coast, you can, the journey being approximately 36 miles return, great practice for the London to Brighton charity bike ride, you can also go in the other direction towards Saltdean and cycle off road all the way, on route there are a couple of cafes if you want a break.
OPPOSITE A SHORT VIDEO OF BRIGHTON MARINA INNER HARBOUR AND SURROUNDINGS, A UNIQUE WORKING FISHING VILLAGE WITH MANY LEISURE YACHTS / BOATS THAT MOOR HERE SUMMER AND WINTER, CLOSE TO PUBS, PLACES TO EAT AND LOTS OF ENTERTAINMENT