seafront sights

Brighton's famous promenade has cycle and pedestrian paths that stretch all the way from the Marina to the regency architecture of Hove. Enjoy the refreshing sea air and a smooth cycle along Britain's most historic and loved beach.

DISTANCE: 4.7 MILES

RIDE TIME: 30 MINUTES

DIRECTIONS

  • To begin your trip along Brighton's scenic waterfront, head to the Palace Pier. From here, you can either hop on a BTN BikeShare Bike or take the historic Volks Electric Railway to Brighton Marina.

  • Enjoy the peaceful side of Brighton beach - just watch out for any nudists as you go past Brighton Naturist Beach!

  • At the marina, 'hold' your bike and explore on foot to discover the hub of boutiques, craft shops, galleries and eateries.

  • When you're ready to move on, hop back on your bike and head West along the seafront. No trip to Brighton is complete without a big ol' portion of fish and chips; once you're past the pier, stop off to sample the classic seaside dish - you've earned it! Hot tip: Fish and chips taste better when eaten on the beach. Just lock your bike up and put it on ‘hold’ while you head down towards the pebbled shore. Watch out for hungry seagulls too!

  • Continue along the scenic waterfront, past Brighton's most photographed building, the West Pier, until you reach the iconic Angel of Peace statue.

  • The Angel of Peace marks the boundary between Brighton and Hove. Lock your bike at the hub, or if you're feeling adventurous, you can continue on the cycle path - it goes all the way to Hove Lagoon!

    Feeling up for a challenge? Continue past Brighton Marina to cycle another couple of miles to Rottingdean for more beautiful beach scenery. Be aware that there’s no hub in Rottingdean, so make sure you have enough energy to cycle back to the nearest hub to end your journey, to avoid any additional fees!