10 Activities In Brighton For The More Adventurous
Many of the two million or so visitors to Brighton spend their time on Brighton beach, walking along promenade, Pier, shopping in The Laines or relaxing in one of the many great cafe, restaurants and bars in the city. Brighton is a hive of activity all year round with no shortage of things to do. For the more active person looking for something other than dancing the night away, Brighton has a wealth of activities right on the door step for the more adventurous looking for something a little different from the norm. For more great ideas of what to do during your stay in Brighton, take a look at our “blog post”:http://www.brightonholidayhomes.co.uk/blog/50-things-to-do-in-brighton 50 Things To Do In Brighton.
1: Powerboat Rides
Take to the water on thrilling powerboat ride where you are definitely going to get wet! You’ll be subjected to the awesome power of the RIB and the waves on your journey, from Brighton Marina along the coastline, during a 30 minute thrill ride. Discover how powerful and responsive these superfast watercraft, can be and get an unrivalled view of Brighton’s magnificent coastline. Suitable for all ages, just hold-on tight!
2: Hove Lagoon
Try watersports in one of Britain’s premier centers. Indulge in high speed action with the south coast’s first cable towed wakeboarding park, great fun and suitable for all ages and abilities. If wakeboarding isn’t for you then try a windsurfing teaser, where qualified instructors will have you up on your feet in no time. Windsurfing is ideal for the total novice and has something for everyone whether you want to take it easy in light winds or high speed cruising with jumps in stronger winds.
3: Mountain Biking
Whether you bring your own or hire bikes from one of the many cycle hire places in Brighton, the South Downs offers a perfect natural play ground for both adrenaline filled and leisurely mountain biking. Popular starting point are Devils Dyke, just north of Brighton the South Downs has various mapped routes suitable for all abilities and journey lengths. Cycle from Brighton to Lewes and get the train back or if you’re feeling energetic, take a different route back, or follow the South Downs Way and take the trail from Brighton to Chanctonbury Ring an Iron Age Fort just north of Worthing. For the less adventurous, why not take a leisurely ride, stopping at one of the great local pubs for lunch.
4: Dive With Sharks
Ever fancied coming face to face with one of nature’s most fearsome predators? Unfortunately, only open to people with an Open Water Diver certification this amazing diving experience is run by The Brighton Dive Centre at Brighton Sea Life Centre and is a fantastic opportunity to get up close and personal with these man eating underwater creatures.
5: Learn To Fly
Just outside of Brighton Shoreham Airport (Brighton City Airport) offers plenty of ways to take to the sky when visiting Brighton. Where you can thrill yourself with a trial flight in a light aircraft or helicopter, where you take control of your very own aircraft. If you’d rather let someone else do the flying, then a Sightseeing flight over the city is a great way to see the sights of Brighton from birds eye perspective.
One of Brighton Piers most feared rides, Scream really does go faster the loader you scream. Accelerating to forces of over 3.6G’s and standing over 130 feet high, you’ll be pulled and rotated through a 360 degrees as you hurtle through the air towards the sea - You cannot help but scream!
7: Ghost Hunting
Fancy yourself as a bit of a Ghostbuster? Brighton has a number of ghosts roaming the city such as The Blue Nun in The Lanes, The Hangman in Hove and The White Lady in Preston Manor, even Churchill Square has its own apparition. Brighton has two organised ghost tours where many visitors have reported seeing or feeling spirits. Dare to take a tour of Britain’s most haunted house? Guided tours of the house take you through ‘Blue Room’ and location where White Lady has been spotted as well as recent evidence of paranormal activity within the manor. If that’s not enough to give you the chills, then how a guided tour of Brighton’s most haunted quarter? The Ghost Tours of the Laines offer a chilling 70 minute tour of seven known haunted sites with the tales around them. You will be frightened!
Take to the skies and get the best view in Brighton you can imagine! Feel the wind in your hair and the thrill of free flight paragliding over the South Downs with Airworks trial Paragliding taster sessions. Turn your dream of flying like a bird in to reality in one of the UK’s premier flying sites.
9: Hot Air Ballooning
Technically not in Brighton but just a short trip along the coast to Worthing you can take flight in a hot air balloon. Launching from the hill tops above Worthing with its prevailing winds you can silently drift along the chalk hills of the South Downs with the English Channel as a backdrop. Trips normally take to the sky just after dawn and before sunset, so you’ll get stunning views of The South Downs National Park while the winds are at their most stable.
10: Nudist Beach
Dare to bare? Brighton is home to Britain’s most accessible naturist beach and it’s within walking distance of the centre of Brighton. During the summer months you can take a short train journey along Volks Electric Railway from Brighton Pier. The beach is well sign posted but you will also see the big banks of pebbles, so if you’re feeling brave enough to go back to nature – but be warned it can get quite chilly in Brighton!
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