Brighton For Free
The great outdoors
Go to the beach - we might not have loads of sand, but Brighton’s famous pebble beach has been voted one of the top 10 beach destinations in the world. It’s also got a Blue Flag award in recognition of water and beach quality.
Do the under cliff walk - stretching from Brighton Marina to Saltdean, the impressive under cliff walk is a popular and scenic coastal walk. Of special historical and geological interest, the area is home to fossils of mammoths, woolly rhinos and hippos.
Relax in one of Brighton and Hove’s many green open spaces - with 98 parks and gardens around Brighton and Hove we reckon you should find somewhere to relax for free. See our Parks and Gardens page for more details.
Take a swim - a number of hardy Brighton souls take a dip in Brighton’s rejuvenating waters every day of the year. If you fancy an early morning swim, why not join them?
Take a walk in the country - Brighton is literally moments from the stunning Sussex countryside. Take a walk or jump on a bike for some free country action.
Free Brighton attractions
Have fun on Brighton Pier - one of Brighton’s top attractions, entry to the famous Victorian pleasure pier is completely free.
Free museums and art galleries
Visit Brighton Museum and Art Gallery - a £10 million redevelopment has transformed Brighton Museum into a state-of-the-art visitor attraction. Expect dynamic and innovative galleries exhibiting everything from fashion and style to 20th century art and design and world art. Most exhibitions and galleries are free.
Visit Hove Museum and Art Gallery - with a fascinating permanent exhibition on Brighton and Hove’s contribution to early cinema, as well as frequent changing displays, Hove Museum is a real cultural treat in the heart of historic Hove.
Visit the Booth Museum of Natural History - over half a million specimens and natural history literature and data extending back over three centuries are housed in this fascinating museum. Watch out for the badger who inspired a character in the latest Chronicles of Narnia film.
Visit the Brighton Fishing Museum - once a small fishing village of Brighthelmstone, Brighton’s fishing history is a fascinating one.
Free Brighton tours
Do your own architectural tour - Brighton is home to some of the best architectural heritage in the country. From the exotic Royal Pavilion to the Regency squares and crescents of Hove, you can easily spend an afternoon absorbing the architectural offerings of the city. See our Brighton Heritage section for more details.
Follow the VisitBrighton Movie Map - Brighton has quite a history both in front and behind the camera. Download our Brighton Movie Map to find out what famous films were filmed in the city.
Follow the Brighton Sculpture Trail - Brighton boasts a rich sculptural heritage, so why not download the National Recording Project for Sussex Brighton Sculpture Trail and find out about the Kiss Wall, doughnut sculpture and lots more…