By The Beach

July 23, 2013

At the weekend my boyfriend and I decided to take a little day trip to Brighton. It is only an hour from London on the train and we managed to get some £10 return tickets, it had been so hot last week in the city so I was excited to be by the sea and out of the muggy London air.

I hadn’t been to Brighton for years and when we arrived it was exactly as I remember it. We took a walk down to the sea straight away and got some lunch at a little cafe next to the beach. The beach was absolutely packed with people sunbathing on such a hot day. We had some sandwiches and milkshakes and then hopped off for a walk along the pier.

Brighton Beach



You can still see the old pier which burnt down and its remains out in the water opposite the brand new one. We took a walk along and soaked in the views of the sea and also had a go in the arcade. I am totally addicted to those moving 10p machines, luckily I actually won quite a few and also all these tickets which you can save up for prizes, unfortunately my equivalent of 50 tickets was only some marbles or bubbles. I tried the Zoltar machine, this reminds me of the film BIG, but instead of my fortune it kept my pound, so not sure what that suggests!

Brighton Beach Pier

Brighton Pier

The P-Ho Diaries Brighton Beach

Brighton Beach Arcade Tickets

Arcade Machine

Brighton Pier

Zoltar machine

Later we had a look round all the shops and down The Lanes, the popular shopping district. We then enjoyed some BBQ food at Smokey’s, we shared a platter with chicken, pork ribs, pulled pork, beef brisket and chips. It was definitely a feast!


Smokey's Meat Patter

Smokey's Meat Platter

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  • Reply
    July 23, 2013 at 21:19

    this reminded me that i need to go to brighton again asap. it’s such a quirky, charming seaside town. i love the photos! x

    Miho @ Wander to Wonder

    • Reply
      July 23, 2013 at 21:24

      Thanks Miho! It was so nice to be by the seaside and out of London! You should definitely make the most of this great weather and head down 🙂

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    Mum in Meltdown
    July 24, 2013 at 14:02

    I have only been to Brighton once and that was many years ago- I love a good ‘ol seaside town as I adore being by the coast! We may just have to take a trip down there over the summer it would only be a couple of hours by car_ actually amazing you got train tickets for £10!!! Loved the pics 🙂

    • Reply
      July 24, 2013 at 14:38

      Thanks! We went on a Sunday and only booked tickets a few days before so I was surprised we got them too! The train was however totally packed, seemed like everyone had the same idea.It’s great to see the sea and pier again.

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