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Party and Paddle Round The Pier

It's time to party and paddle

It's time to party and paddle

With the sun shining and the sea warming up, it’s time to celebrate summer. So grab a board and paddle around the pier. What? Paddle around the pier? Yes, this weekend Brighton will play host to Paddle Round The Pier, Europe’s biggest free beach festival.

It’s all held on Hove lawns, and don’t worry if you don’t fancy getting in  the water, there are a multitude of other events you can get yourself and the family involved in.

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What’s on this week

Out and about in town

Out and about in town

So that’s it, Summers here! So, what’s on this week in Brighton?

Well, as usual you have too much to choose from. But that’s never a bad thing. Variety is the spice of life, so get stuck in, and get out and enjoy it.

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What’s on this week?

Music everywhere

Entertainment all week

Brighton’s summer program is in full swing! There’s so much happening for families visiting Brighton, and plenty for its culture hungry residents too.

This week starts in style with the Hove Champagne Festival, gets its soundreack from Steve Harley and his band Cocknet Rebel, and gets its style with the start of the sixth Brighton Fashion Week.

So much going on, such little time, so let’s cut to the chase. Here’s the Ambassador’s pick of the bunch:

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Brighton beach: Let’s get swimming!

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Tempted for a swim?

You know it’s happening. It’s almost hot enough; in fact it has already been hot enough for that first sea swim of the year. Children are already playing at the water’s edge and with temperatures (at times) touching 30C, pretty soon we’ll be stripping off and getting in.

If it’s just to cool down, you can get in anywhere along the front. Although, there are a few spots that have their advantages, and a number of safety points to watch for.

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Palace Pier beach gets top rating!

Brighton’s Palace Pier beach has been awarded the top standard in the Marine Conservation Society Good Beach Guide!

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Palace Pier beach gets top ranking!

We’ve always known it is a great place to swim and chill. So it’s little surprise that the MCS report was so flattering when it came to checking out our favourite hangout. So here are some of the quotes from the MCS report:

Water grade 2010: Highest UK standard for bathing quality (recommended for the last three years!).

Meets European water quality standards

Things to do: Swimming, surfing, seafront promenade walks, kite flying, many summer festivals.

Local Facilities: food, toilets, disabled toilets, shops, litter bins.

Wildlife & Walks: Coastal walks include the famous Seven Sisters path along the south coast.

Litter: Beaches cleaned daily.

“Highly popular shingle and sand beach serving one of Britain’s most famous seaside resorts. Local attractions include the refurbished pier, fun fairs, arcades and local shopping.”

The beach was also praised for having plentiful parking.

No excuse then, get those bags packed and get ready for a great beach bank holiday weekend!

Check out the discounts we have, or call the hotel to book.

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Sun love, not sunburn

Stay safe in the sun

Stay safe in the sun

We all love sitting with the family on Brighton beach. It’s safe, it’s clean and it’s so much fun. But take care, at times it gets a lot hotter than you might think and before you know it, it’s lobster time!
With the massive bank holiday approaching and loads of people visiting the city – some with families, others with stag and hen parties – it’s time for some expert sun protection advice.
Follow these simple guidelines and you’ll go home happy and rested, not battered and knackered!
• Avoid the midday sun
• Cover up: we all like a tan, but it’s more important to protect your skin. Wear caps and hats and lightweight clothing.
• Find out your skin type, some people need more protection than others. Consider how much protection you should have, and investigate UVB/UVA rays – the sun emits both.
• Use creams to protect your skin: Apply before you go out, not afterwards and check they are in date, then re-apply throughout the day.
• Children have especially sensitive skin so keep an eye on your youngsters. If in doubt, give them a break under a parasol between 11am and 3pm when the sun is at its strongest.
• In fact, give yourself a break during these hours, too. If Brighton’s recent weather is anything to go by, you’ll still have plenty of time to tan.
Excellent general sun care advice is available here: http://tinyurl.com/39629ml
Specialist advice for protecting children, here: http://tinyurl.com/37cav45

We all love sitting with the family on Brighton beach. It’s safe, it’s clean and it’s so much fun. But take care, at times it gets a lot hotter than you might think and before you know it, it’s lobster time!

With the massive bank holiday approaching and loads of people visiting the city – some with families, others with stag and hen parties – it’s time for some expert sun protection advice.

Follow these simple guidelines and you’ll go home happy and rested, not battered and knackered!

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The children are taking over!

fringegreyscalethumbYes folks, for one day only, the  kids are taking over Brighton. Don’t worry, it’s just the Children’s Parade and it’s going to be lots of fun, especially for visitors to Brighton bringing their families and kids.

The traditional curtain raiser for the Brighton Fringe Festival sees school children enjoy their own carnival, as the city closes its roads and lets them run wild. Well, not wild – the event is always well organised.

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Brighton’s secret suntrap

There’s a very special place few people know of, with sand for the kids to play in and sun for the adults to bathe in. It’s one of Brighton’s best kept secrets.

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Brighton : Dog friendly all-year-round

If you consider your dog a part of the family, then no doubt they are coming with you when you visit Brighton. Here’s the best places to take them (and the family!). Read the rest of this entry »

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Get in the water!

Well, along with Brighton sunshine – and it’s here – comes the temptation to take a dip. Now, I know you’re thinking ”you must be mad to dip even your toes in the water”. But let’s not forget about Brighton’s swimming pools, which are great for dedicated ‘up and downers’, as well as for children and families.

Brighton Beach

Brighton Beach

The King Alfred Centre is about as 80’s retro as the town’s student community, but is still a great resource. Let’s face it, if the sun fails us, at least we can step back off the beach, put our cossies on, and get in for a bit.

More modern is the Price Regent. And it’s next to the Jubilee Library (are we obsessed about royalty, or what?). If you get bored easily by the lanes just dry off, grab a book, wander through the North Laines, and enjoy the great Easter weather.

Dedicated swimmers are donning their Speedos for a mammoth charity swimathon on April 18th, take a look for further info.

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