Price guide: Expensive

299 Madeira Drive, Brighton, BN2 1EN

Price guide: Expensive

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By Emma Gregg, your Brighton expert

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#6 of 15
expert-rated things to do in Brighton
Expert overall rating:4.7 out of 5
Value for money:
Recommended for:
Backpackers / Students, Families with teenagers, Families with younger children, Sporty types, Stag / hen parties, Chilling out, Great views / scenery, No fuss, Relaxation, Trendiness

Best for Families - Expert review of Yellowave

Another Brighton first - this is the UK’s only all-year beach sports venue, with a great café.

Sponsored by Nivea Sun, this brilliant venture has taken a quiet stretch of beach and transformed it into a buzzing open-air sports centre. Its giant sand pit is large enough for six professional-standard beach volleyball courts; if you’d like to have a go, you can book a training session or just hire a court for a knockabout. As the 2012 Olympics approach, I’m sure it’s going to get more and more popular.

Just about every sport beginning with “beach” can be played at Yellowave - not just volleyball and footvolley, but also beach soccer, beach rugby, beach frisbee and beachminton. Even if you’re not in an energetic mood, it’s worth visiting for the café. This beautifully designed 21st-century beach shack is very family-friendly, with a pleasant outside space featuring a kids’ climbing wall and enough sand to construct the mightiest of sandcastles.

Price advice: 

Beach volleyball court hire costs £18 per hour.

Expert tips: 
The café serves snacks, light meals and drinks including wine, beer and great coffee.
Winter (Oct-Feb) offers include free WiFi and your first hour’s parking.

More information on Yellowave:

Price guide:
Beach, Playground, Sports venue
299 Madeira Drive, Brighton, BN2 1EN
01273 672222
Months open:
All year round
Opening times:
Oct-Feb: Tue-Thu 11am-9pm, Fri 11am-5pm, Sat-Sun 10am-5pm. Closed Mondays. Mar-Apr: Mon 10am-5pm, Tue-Thu 10am-9pm, Fri 10am-5pm, Sat-Sun 10am-6pm. May-Sep: Mon-Fri 10am-10pm, Sat-Sun 10am-8pm.

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