Cycling along Brighton seafront

Address: Brighton seafront, Brighton, England

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This is one of the very best ways to enjoy all that healthy Brighton sea air.

Jump on a bike in the centre of town, make for the seafront and you have two, equally appealing options - ride east along Madeira Drive and on towards Saltdean, or west along Hove’s elegant esplanades towards Shoreham Harbour. From end to end, it’s a glorious nine-mile ride on the flat, along an almost unbroken series of cycle lanes. There are great views of the ever-changing coastline as you go.

Value for money

Price advice

You can rent bikes from M’s Cycle Hire in Shoreham By Sea (07852 986165,, open daily 8.30am-6pm, adult bikes from £15, delivery service available).

Expert tips

The Undercliff Path east of Brighton Marina is intended for pedestrians, so cyclists using this path should be as courteous as possible. It can be unsafe in stormy weather.

Recommended for

  • Backpackers / Students
  • Families with teenagers
  • Families with younger children
  • Mature travellers
  • Sporty types
  • Escaping the crowds
  • Great views / scenery
  • Relaxation
  • Chilling out
  • Nature / wildlife