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Part of Brighton's waterfront, this scintillating seaside resort centers around a pristine, shingle beach where droves of locals and tourists assemble to soak in some sun. The beach is fringed by an array of colorful beach huts, while Hove, which lies in close proximity, is dotted with charming brick chalets. Carrying traces of the vibrant and spirited tenor of its neighboring pier, this quaint, pebble beach is where clear blue waters splash against the shore. Owing to its brilliant water quality and public provisions, Brighton Beach has been awarded prestigious Blue Flag status. Activities like sea kayaking, windsurfing and kite boarding are carried out in full swing at Brighton Beach. The beachfront and adjoining marina are at the heart of all action with a number of restaurants, nightclubs and water sports centers to their credit.
An open, green space in Brighton, perfect for playing sports with friends, relaxing outside, or attending festivals and events held there. The Level is also home to a very popular skatepark, so there's always people trying out new tricks. This park and open space is very popular on nice days, full of people of all ages enjoying the outdoors.
The lagoon itself is a shallow windsurfing lake, suitable for beginners. There is also the Hove Lagoon Watersports Centre which runs courses in sailing and windsurfing, operates powerboat and inflatable banana rides and various group and corporate events. When you reach a higher standard you can have a try on the sea behind the Lagoon. There is a smaller boating lake with rowing boats hired by the half hour from the cafe next door and a large children's play area, paddling pool and putting green. Further along the seafront are public tennis courts.
Devil's Dyke offers outstanding views over the South Downs, the western Weald to the north and the English Channel to the south. This National Trust landmark is still a favorite day out for Brighton families. Legend has it that the dyke, a deep valley, was created by the devil in an attempt to flood the Weald but he was disturbed when an old woman put a lighted candle in her window. The best way to get there is by open-topped bus from Brighton Pier, which runs at hourly intervals throughout the summer. There is a National Trust information point at the top and a pub.
Beachy Head is one of the most spectacular spots on the South Coast, a windswept headland with sheer drop to the lighthouse below. The landscape is open, grassy chalk-land where sea birds and hang-gliders ride the air currents. There is also a mile-long clifftop nature trail. The new Countryside Centre describes local downland life, past and present; flora and fauna of cliff face and rock pools, Bronze Age man and talking hologram of a shepherd.