Brighton, Sussex England
Brighton is the most popular of the seaside resorts on the south east coast of England with a single beach with a long promenade with 3 piers and 3 open air swimming pools. Its coastline was the inspiration for Graham Green's classic Brighton Rock.
It began life as a small fishing port called Brighthelmstone and started to become a haven for holidaymakers when Dr Russell prescribed sea-air, sea-water and sea-bathing as a cure for all ills in 1754. After the Prince of Wales built his Royal Pavilion there in 1783, fashionable Londoners began to flock to Brighton. The Royal Pavilion assumed its famous Indian palace look in 1812. In recent years the vast modern marina with moorings for more than 2000 boats has given the area a whole new lease of life. Places to see in Brighton include