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It's unbelievable, I know.

But the photos below have all been captured in the UK! Looks like a Mediterranean paradise, right? Well, it's actually the quaint old town of Brighton where life is relaxed, the people are friendly and the views are breath-taking.

In all honesty, I could not have chosen a better time to visit this vibrant, stunning place. From the throngs of seaside revellers to the beach attractions, it proved to be an unforgettable time from start to finish. Hope this entices many of you to come visit Brighton and embrace it's glorious atmosphere, especially when the conditions are this damn good! :)


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My parents are still over from China so that was, in fact, the catalyst in taking a trip down there. They had heard so many good things about the place so it was good to be able to show them firsthand. The walk along the seafront seemed like a pretty good start to the day so that’s exactly what we did!

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The beach is not made up of sand but instead small, smooth pebbles next to the waters edge. Though a sunbed or beach towel are all you need to enjoy some delicious "fun-in-the-sun." Or simply choose to take a nice, calming stroll by the seafront. Both options should provide similar results.

Serene bliss... :)


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We trekked our way along the wide promenade towards the West Pier.

This actually used to be a beautiful Victorian building years ago. However, it was ravaged by intense thunder storms a few years ago and has since fallen into disrepair. Today, we can only see a stick-like “framework” just off the coastal area.

The metal skeletal structure all that remains of what it once was.

Though to me, it seems to possess a tranquil, haunting beauty in it's own right. Like that of a stylised piece of artwork. A historical relic of the old West Pier, displaying a glimpse into the past. A great iconic structure of it's era to photograph or paint.

I would definitely recommend people take a few moments to have a look and reflect.


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Further down the West Pier, there are a plethora of bars and restaurants to check out. As well as many talented, young street performers showing off their vocal skills. Very entertaining indeed.

It could also make the ideal hotspot to have a romantic date with that special someone in your life, lol. Just saying! :)


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The golden sun blazing above definitely added volumes to the experience as a whole! I decided to buy everyone a "summer berries" flavour ice cream while watching thrilling games of volleyball and basketball game at the beach side!

A perfect and memorable time which only seemed to be getting better as the day drew on.


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At the close of our afternoon long walk, we spotted the famous Brighton Pier. A really impressive and enjoyable landmark of the bustling town! One of my favourite things about the pier is that it has retained that "vintage" feel, whilst still adding a contemporary twist with what it has on offer to it's visitors.


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Some main features include a good-sized fun fair along with video game arcades and plenty of food and drinks stalls dotted around. The restaurants serving traditional English food like "fish and chips" are a must try. Fresh and bursting with flavour.

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(Traditional Fish & Chips)

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(Homemade Fish Pie)

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(Grilled Salmon)

There are also stalls that sell other such snacks like buttered waffles, candy floss and the age-old "Brighton stick of rock"!

And the fresh fried doughnuts are simply to die for! Just don't forget to try those whatever you do!


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Moving towards the back end of the pier are even more fairground attractions. These include The Horror Hotel, Wild River Log Flume, Turbo Rollercoaster, Bumper cars and more. There is something for everyone! There is plenty of excitement to be had and a fantastic choice of place to visit with a group of friends or family.


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It must be said the rides were a bit on the pricey side but if you purchase a wrist band for £20, you can go on all the rides you want. Which, believe me, can keep the whole family entertained for quite a few hours. In fact, you will make your money back after the first 5 rides you go on, lol.

I am not a big arcade fan (left that part to my hubby), but I do love gazing out to sea. The views from the pier are nothing short of spectacular. Thanks to the gorgeous weather, it was possible to see very far along the coast. On this incredible sunny day, all the shimmering white buildings contrasted so well with the contours of the sea and the scattered beach rocks.

A true sight to behold and one so soothing and relaxing.


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It's no wonder Brighton is such a treasured gem of a location within the UK. Given the right variables of weather and seasonal timings, it can be a wondrous place to enjoy a fabulous day out. Or even a few days, time permitting.

My family loved it, as did I, and I hope to return very soon as it's only just over an hours drive from where I live. An awesome day out and one I hope you too can get to experience if ever in the UK.

You won't regret it! :)


真的难以置信以下这些照片都是在英国拍摄的,看起来像是地中海国家吧, 呵呵?其实它是伦敦周边的古老城市布莱顿。这儿环境优美,生活休闲,人们也都非常友善!

说实话,我选了最好的天气来参观这个充满活力,美景如画的地方。海滩的美丽与狂欢的人们,都让我对这个城市留下了难忘的记忆。希望更多的人能来参观海滨城市布莱顿。当然,天气好就更完美了!


我的父母从广州过来度假两个月。事实上,这也是我计划来布莱顿的主要原因。他们之前听说了很多关于这个地方的介绍,所以这次特别安排他们过来看看,呵呵。

我们开始沿着海边散步。海滩不是由沙子组成,而是平滑小巧的鹅卵石,布满水边。你只需要一张沙滩椅或一条沙滩巾就可以自在地享受日光浴,又或者在海边漫步,宁静而休闲。两者都是不错的选择。

不知不觉,我们漫步到了西码头。这曾经是一个美丽的的维多利亚建筑,但由于几年前被激烈的雷雨所毁坏。如今在海边我们只能见到它残留下来的“框架”。

对我而言,旧西码头依然有自己独特的美,犹如一件风格化的艺术作品。它展示了历史遗迹,如今已成为了布莱顿的一个标志性建筑物,是许多人拍摄或绘画的聚集地。我会推荐大家在这儿停留片刻,静静观赏。

在西码头边上,有很多酒吧和餐馆,以及众多有才华,年轻艺术家在街头表演,非常有趣!这儿也是浪漫约会的好地方哦,呵呵。

阳光普照,蔚蓝的海水在金璨璨的阳光照射下波光粼粼,引人入胜。我决定为大家买夏日浆果风味的冰激淋,并在海滩边观看沙滩排球和篮球比赛。我们在这儿度过了一个完美难忘的下午!


沿着长长的海岸线,我们来到了著名的布莱顿码头。这儿可以说是这个繁华城市的地标。我好喜欢这个码头,因为它不仅保留了“复古”的维多利时代风格,同时也结合了具现代气息的游乐设施来迎合众多的参观者。

布莱顿码头包含了一个大型的游戏娱乐场,并且配备大量的食品和饮料摊点,供应传统英式食物如“炸鱼薯”等。这里的美味海鲜都是来访必尝的,哈哈。

还有众多的小吃摊位出售牛油威化饼,棉花糖和传统的“布莱顿摇滚棒”等。新鲜油炸的甜甜圈是我最爱,大家可别错过哦!

码头的后半部分有更多的大型游乐项目,包括恐怖酒店,疯狂过山车和怀旧碰碰车等。游戏种类繁多,一定有适合你的,呵呵。

游乐项目的费用是有点儿高,但如果你购买价值20英镑的腕带,就可以任意去所有的游乐设施。一家老小可以在这里耗上好几个小时呢。事实上,只要你玩上五次的游戏,就把钱赚回来了,呵呵。

比起各种疯狂游戏,我更爱看海。从码头凝视海洋,景色令人叹为观止。由于天气晴朗,我可以看到沿海很远很远的地方!在阳光的照射下,闪烁的白色建筑与蔚蓝海洋,及满布海滩的卵石,一切都显得如此协调与宁静。


难怪人们说布莱顿是英国的稀有的宝石,一点儿不假。如果能碰上这样的好天气,真是非常值得一游。

我和家人都非常喜欢布莱顿的海边,期望下次再来。毕竟伦敦离这儿仅仅一个多小时的路程。希望大家也来看看,相信你们一定不会后悔的!

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论发帖最服 @rea 美女了
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谢谢@oflyhigh高度评价,不敢当啊,呵呵。

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Congratulations. Portuguese egg tarts, here you go.

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@ace108, want some takeaway? Lol...

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I got mine from KFC a couple of weeks ago

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哈哈

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我也想去
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想想还是在家安全 😄👏

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哈哈,那我代表cn区去吧,回头再向你们楼主和大神们汇报!

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十一月的票现在就定了?佩服!

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you take beautiful pics!

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Congratulations for you this is really amazing what you have post I really like to see it very nice place this is your way in mengabil a photo really very remarkable hopefully in the future you can memproleh and take this better picture a very extraordinary achievement To the place where you have visited actually I also want to like you if you can help me, I would feel very happy and thank you for your success always

Man, I wouldn't mind having some of that fish & chips with a good pint of a local brew. Great photos.

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The food looks yummy! Hope to visit this place soon :)

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Yes it does!

And it's really traditional... you can get fish and chips all over European and north American piers.

Very different from the food you find in Asia.

I will post about that in a few days on the @traveladdict blog...

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The seafood dishes are so delicious indeed. I hope you would go there one day :)

Yup ! damn wonderful place seaside hope you enjoy a lot that's very beautiful beach and with beauty lady by the way your good photographer as well so keep sharing your wonderful experience with us hope you like my comment followed you for more similar content I want to see new beautiful places like this :)

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Thank you for your nice comments @farhanali.

Nice! I have been to Brighton before. But its couple years ago so a lot of the things changed.. the pier looks so clean and renovated since then.

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I liked the pebbled beach and the fish and chips of course! Enjoy your vacation!

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Cheers!

Brighton does look a lovely place,i'm from Liverpool and i've never visited there before,but it reminds of Hastings.The U.K has numerous seaside towns all round the coast,some which include victorian promenades and piers. They all seem familiar and are based on the same principle. The closest seaside resort to Liverpool is Southport and i'm sure if you visited,you would notice the similarities.

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That sounds great. I would love to visit Southport some day!

Thank you @makrotheblack for stopping by.

Very interesting article! Keep up the good work, friend! I will definitely follow you, you can also check my profile and if you like my articles feel free to follow me too! :)

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Thanks @tyregethon for your nice comment!

哇,好喜欢你的照片,画面好干净呀🙋

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谢谢。你的吃货日记也写得不错哦,大家继续加油!

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谢谢你的鼓励阿,我会继续努力的,请多多关照💖

Really great post and I understand u liked it cause the pics are amazing😊
Makes me wanna go there...lol
Thx for sharing

Such a gorgeous view! So many rocks on the beach, we have very sandy beaches around me

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That is a very different beach in deed :) Thanks for taking time to comment!

真的很像某地中海国家啊

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是啊,碰上好天气啦,呵呵。

I lived in Brighton for 6 months.

Nice place (only for 2 months during summer time lol)

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I really do enjoy the seaside walk :)

See! The UK isn't so bad! I guess you arrived during the yearly week of sunshine 😎

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I was lucky to visit the seaside on such an amazing sunny day, lol.

Really like the street photography, great post, making bank! upvote and followed

This is really a paradise of the world, the beach is very beautiful and clean, the place is also very special ,, i pingin once was there to enjoy the beautiful nature ...

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Indeed :)

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What it is indeed

This is really a paradise of the world, the beach is very beautiful and clean, the place is also very special ,, i pingin once was there to enjoy the beautiful nature ...

Brighton's great! Always love a little visit there. I'm from a town in Devon... like a smaller version of Brighton, the only difference being the size and the average age ;). Now, I'm living in Madrid, so not so much beach for me!

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I hope you have a chance to visit Brighton very soon :)

Awesome article! I will follow you!

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Thanks!

I guess with global warming soon many coastlines in northern countries will look like the mediterrian.

Looks like your typical beach town. Beautiful, relaxing, and a place I want to visit. Fish and chips is always a great choice when you visit! Thanks for sharing the pictures of your trip.

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Yeah, great place for a short break! And you definitely cannot go wrong with the fish and chips at the seaside, lol.

@rea great shots indeed and the lady there, wow. I wonder why the beach was empty?

wow nice pics......tnx for sharing

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Cheers!

干净的海,很美。

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谢谢。

Wonderful photography work, @rea! Thanks for sharing! I have just upvoted your post ;)

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nice pictures

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Thanks.

Awesome Pictures! Thank you for sharing with us
Upvoted & Followed

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Thank you @machhour.

Wish I was there. But I will be)

Brighton England! Looks like a really good place for a vacation. thanks for sharing.

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I hope you can make it there one day :)

It a nice one, beautiful beach, great weather and most of yummy foods

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Yep, that's what holiday is about, lol. Thank you for stopping by :)

Such a lovely post! I enjoy your writing very much, and I look forward to reading more of your posts in the future!

Great article. Another nice seaside beach is Camber Sands with its nice sand dunes and golden sand

Great post thank you @rea.

What is so English about it ?
I don't see them drinking tea or
Invading a country
They can't be English
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Beautiful photographs thou.

Oh my gosh Brighton looks amazing! Thanks for sharing all of these photos. From a fellow traveler, I cannot wait to see more posts from you of all of your adventures!

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Thank you @lpproject. I wish you can visit there one day and experience it :)

@rea, this is awesomely beautiful. thanks for the post

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Thank you!

great shots mate!

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Thank you.

Wow is amazing

I used to live here, until I moved because of my Job. I love that place. Steemers wouldn't like the Green Party crowd's politics for sure.

Truely amazing article :) the only downside is that in England it rains every 15 minutes. Otherwise im not sure if the water takes effect of that. Does it get clod or is it always cold. ^^
Cheers ans

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We don't often have hot summer in London but this year the weather has been really generous I have to say.

Thank you for stopping by @vangelov!

Love this, Thanks for sharing!

Some beautiful photographs and they make us all remember that England has some beautiful holiday resorts, and occasionally the sun even shines! A very full review on Brighton, upvoted and followed

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In UK we all know what the weather's like but this Summer, the London weather has been amazing so far. I honestly could not complain :)

Thank you for taking time to comment :)

I just love the sea and the beach. Wonderful photos, I would love to visit one day.

Brighton seems to be a place that will brighten you day.
No.... you shouldn't post the ice cream like that. I think it should be a bokeh entry for steemitphotochallenge. :-)

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Thanks for your advice! I will check out the steemitphotochallenge :)

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You're welcome

good post @rea I will keep you going because here I am still a beginner and I really look forward to your support

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Thank you @ari12 :)

Steem on!!

Yes, I've been to Brighton. Actually, the town itself is a bit shabby, but the seaside is wonderful with a great community atmosphere. Thanks for the memories.

Baa-utiful!

Nice posting.
I am very new in this social media. Follow you already. Good luck.

real nice post, thank you :)

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so many eye catching photos and the discussion is in complete detail, love this

Congratulations @rea!
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Thank you!

O WOW!! Last time I visited Brighton I was about 12 and that is years ago lol, the UK does have some truly beautiful beaches, the trouble is having luck on the good weather when you go, although the climate has changed here too and we do get those glorious days I never seem to pick the right ones lol, lovely post, hopefully one day I will get to return

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Thanks @lobbylux. I hope you have a chance to visit Brighton very soon :)

Beautiful photos of the beach. Scrolling through them almost make me feel like in there. The quality of the pictures are awesome as well. Keep up the good work.

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Thank you for your kind words @slickhustler007!

我在澳洲遇到一個朋友來自Brighton, 還首一次了解這個城市建築,連遊樂場也這麼古老的。

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挺有特色的,希望你有机会来参观 !

Looks more like the south of Europe to me, amazing there is such nice beach so up north!

This seaside attraction looks like lots of fun and good food. Beachfront entertainment always makes for a good time.

Wow! Amazing photographs and great post! :)

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Beautiful photos. wish I was there @rea I will follow you

If you get a chance to make it down to Cornwall, Looe. Do it you wont regret it, the beach is amazing surronded by beautiful green forrests, if you like walking, which i do, its a great place for a week trip 😍 @bethwendy

I knew those buildings looked familiar. I was just there in April!

fresh donut is a necessity..

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Oh yeah, I could not agree more, lol.

Yes mate, you got it - quintessentially English. You're only missing a few lobster red sunburned Brits looking uncomfortably warm.

And those pebble beaches - oh I remember the agony picking my way over them in bare feet trying to get in the cool and murky sea.

Anyway, nice write up. Always interesting to see perspectives of my former home country by non-Brits.

Ahhhh love Brighton, shame the beach is pebbly but still an awesome place.

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That's why not many people were in the water :) The walk along the seafront was amazing!
Thank you for stopping by @cryptofunk!

Great photos. I would love to visit a place like this. It sounds and looks so peaceful. The beach and water photos are so inviting. Thanks for sharing your adventure.

What a fantastic day! Great pictures.

Guessed it was Brighton from the thumbnail already! Best weather in the Uk. What I most love about Brighton is the "live and let live" way of thinking people have, nobody judges, just gets on with their own thing! I hope you visited the Pavilion, as its just opposite the Pier!

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So lovely! Brighton is on my list of places I must visit while I'm in the UK. Following x

One of my best friends moved to Brighton a few months ago. Every week he tells me to come visit. I think that finding your post about this place is a sign I should really go there soon. Thank you, the pictures look great :)

Wow! When the weather is this lovely, who needs a vacation? Next time I'm in the UK, I definetely have to visit Brighton. Especially the pier: it looks very nice and authentic. Keep up your posts, I will follow👍

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lol... if you live in UK you will know how obsessed we are with the weather here! So I would highly recommend to visit Brighton on a Sunny day :)

Thank you @marcovanhassel.

Feel a bit nostalgically cause I was studying there some years ago! Southern England is a very beautiful place! Hope, you had a great time there, @rea!
Check my last post, there I speak about my adventure to the mountains

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