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brighton beach - and sand...and getting there...

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mybabywakesupsinging Sun 16-Jun-13 00:49:02

Seeking some advice- thought we might take the children on a day trip as the train from London is very cheap.
I know the beach is stones but I've heard there's a park area with sand to play with - does anyone know whereabouts it is?
Also is there a bus from railway station to beach, or is it walkable?
thank you

LittleTyga Sun 16-Jun-13 01:03:28

Its a 5 minute walk from the station to the sea front. The sand pit and paddling pool is on the sea front - if you turn right when you reach the bottom of the hill/sea front it's a few minutes walk.

CrystalDeCanter Sun 16-Jun-13 01:14:23

Blimey, I'd say it's a bit longer than 5 mins from the station to the sea front unless either have moved since I last lived there. It's easily walkable but more like 20/25 mins.

The playground there is lovely.

LittleTyga Sun 16-Jun-13 01:17:55

No? really? maybe 10 but never 20? Either way it is walkable - why don't you look on Google maps?

CrystalDeCanter Sun 16-Jun-13 01:22:10

LittleTyga, you might be right grin. I moved away from Brighton 7 years ago so my memory is probably dodgy. It's a lovely walk anyway - down through the North Laine and Lanes.

HidingUnderMyDuvet Sun 16-Jun-13 01:27:36

The playground is lovely! There's a paddling pool at this time of year, so take swimming costumes. It's near to West Pier (the burnt down one). I'd say it's a 20 minute walk from the station, but maybe longer with little ones. Lots to see on the walk though!

CrystalDeCanter Sun 16-Jun-13 01:50:07

mybaby I last went to Brighton with my dds in Oct last year, we had a fab day out and went to the Sealife Centre - WHICH WE LOVED, the Palace Pier and ate fish and chips in the rain <natch>, and went on the Brighton Eye. Cos a bluddy fortune but we'd come all the way from Oz and I wanted them to love the town as much as I do. A fab fab fab place for a day trip.

CrystalDeCanter Sun 16-Jun-13 01:54:18

Sorry op for raving on about things that cost $$$s, that was really thoughtless blush there's lots of lovely cheap/free things to do too. The pebbly beach is fun - making pebble towers, paddling etc etc. Lots of buskers etc on the seafront - it's really busy and fun - heaps to see.

TrucksAndDinosaurs Sun 16-Jun-13 02:07:57

Sand: take some talc. Apply to damp sandy limbs and sand falls off and doesn't get stuck in car for ever more.

Enjoy your day out smile

mybabywakesupsinging Thu 20-Jun-13 23:44:57

sorry not to get back sooner (caught the children's latest virus-thing). I thought it looked like a bit of a trek on google maps (carrying the enormous quantities of food required by small boys!).
I think we'll go on a day when the weather isn't amazing - should have plenty of choice there - so that the park isn't packed out if the children are pining for sand as well as sea.
Fish and chips on the beach would be very popular.
Thank you all.

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