Hove Esplanades

Address: Off Kingsway, Hove, Brighton, England

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Regency terraces provide an elegant backdrop to this civilised stretch of seafront.

Broad enough for a truly relaxed stroll, Hove’s esplanades are my favourite part of Brighton’s nine-mile seafront. You’re surrounded by grand seafront mansions, inviting lawns and jaunty beach huts; to the east there are fine views back towards Brighton Pier. The beach in this part of town is always quieter than in the centre, making it a great place to chill out on a sunny day, or watch kitesurfers scudding past when it’s breezy.

Value for money

Expert tips

The Meeting Place Café near the Peace Statue, the angel at the east end of Hove Sea Wall, is a refreshingly down-to-earth spot for a drink or a snack, right beside the beach.

Recommended for

  • Families with teenagers
  • Families with younger children
  • Mature travellers
  • Sporty types
  • Travellers with pets
  • Escaping the crowds
  • Great views / scenery
  • People watching
  • Chilling out
  • Nature / wildlife