SWC Walk 50 Hassocks to Brighton
SWC Walk 65 Southease to Rottingdean or Brighton
SWC Walk 134 Lewes to Brighton via Rottingdean
SWC Walk 213 Newhaven to Brighton and Portslade
When the sun shines and Londoners think of going to the beach, most of them go to Brighton, and its beach consequently gets hideously crowded. If you are lucky enough to find it empty, however, it offers decent swimming. The relatively steeply shelving shingle beach does reach a sandy bottom at very low states of the tide, but it is always possible to swim. The area to the east of the pier is the best place for a dip, the pier itself and the white terraces of the clifftop houses of Kemp Town making a nice backdrop. Towards the marina there is a naturist (nudist) beach.