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Posts Tagged ‘Brighton beach England’

52c – Brighton Part IV

Posted by Jody on June 17, 2013

This is one of our favorite beach blogs: The Coastal Path ~ One family’s walk around the coast of Britain. This week the family is touring the Brighton Pier and Brighton’s fabulous shingle beach (a beach which is formed of pebbles). By the way, don’t even think about collecting those beach pebbles! Brighton’s Seafront Officer once told me: We do not allow stone collections from the beach unfortunately. This is because we need to maintain the level of shingle on the beach to assist with coastal defence, so for this reason it is not permitted.

 ~ Oh well, there are plenty of other beaches to comb!

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You can read our family’s very own Brighton Beach memoir here: Brighton ~ A Top 10 British Memory.

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The Coastal Path

We left the Brighton Wheel and headed off up the pier for the rides.  Brighton Pier started off life as the Palace Pier, built in 1823 to service passenger ships arriving from Dieppe.  Over the years it grew and grew into the attraction it is today.  I was quite astonished to find that over its long history it has not once been destroyed by fire, flood, or fractious young fellows with far-fetched foibles (ie kids with matches).  Compared to many of its brethren, Brighton Pier has fared well over the years.

Brighton Pier

As we walked up there were good views back to the east.

View Back East from Brighton PierWhat we were really looking for, however, were the rides.  My wife and aunt decided they were far too mature for such juvenile delights and left the kids and I to our childishness.  It was quite fun, really…

Wild River with insert…although some of us got a little wet…

Wild RiverThe…

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Brighton, A Top 10 British Memory

Posted by Jody on July 29, 2011

Brighton (East Sussex, England), the closest south coast resort to London, became fashionable in the mid 18th century as sea bathing came into vogue.  Brighton beach may not be named one of the Top 10 British Beaches *by VisitBritain.com but it certainly makes our list of Top 10 British Memories!

“Boats on Brighton Beach”, by Simon Carey, geograph.org.uk

Several years ago our youngest daughter was studying at The Flute Studio of Trevor Wye, in Hastingleigh, Kent.  I was fortunate enough to fly over during her January break so the two of us could enjoy a beach vacation together. We drove along the coast from Folkstone to Brighton enjoying the beautiful coastline of southeast England.  All along the way we splashed and beach combed.  We were awed by the beauty of  Beachy Head, the spectacular chalk cliff on the outskirts of Eastbourne and we hiked along the cliff top until the rains came.  It was an amazing journey that ended just as happily at Brighton, England’s first seaside resort.

Brighton Beach Treasure (Photo by Jody Dieh)

Brighton has a long stretch of pebbly beach that’s perfect for beach treasure hunting. In fact, according to the official tourism guide to Brighton, VisitBrighton.com , “There are around 614 billion pebbles on Brighton beach.” –Minus one.- This one’s mine!

Another daughter, E.G.D., informs me that in folklore, if a person finds a rock with a hole in it, that rock is not only lucky, but magical.  Apparently, one can see things through the hole that would not be easily seen otherwise (perhaps she could see through a fairy glamour, or perhaps she could see a hiding ghost!).  I checked mine, but the room looked just about the same as usual, only framed by a rock.  Oh, well!

Enjoy the journey!  -J-

*”Britain’s Top 10 Beaches” post 7/26/2011

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