The Naturist Beach east of Brighton's Pier is where the LGBTQ crowds meet for a swim. Accessible by foot, by train or by bus, it is far enough from the super crowded Palace Pier beach in the city center. Complete with a cruising area at the hilly park behind, it is definitely an interesting place to spend a few hours in the sun. For a family day out, try the Palace Pier central location with its amusement arcades and rides, just opposite to the Sea Life Brighton. For the shopaholics, quirky and independent stores are a plenty, and coffee lovers will find a nice selection of coffee houses.