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Holiday oin the south coast
« on: June 08, 2021, 07:38:10 PM »
If you had to spend a couple nights on the south coast where would it be? I've got 2 nights booked in at (The Grand) Brighton but want to see somewhere else too that might be nice.

Re: Holiday oin the south coast
« Reply #1 on: June 08, 2021, 07:49:58 PM »

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Re: Holiday oin the south coast
« Reply #2 on: June 08, 2021, 07:50:48 PM »
There's a place called Falmer so I assume that's full of pale, pointy-eared blind folk who try and kill you with arrows.

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Re: Holiday oin the south coast
« Reply #3 on: June 08, 2021, 07:51:03 PM »
You can walk to Hove from Brighton and that's alright. I've been there once for one afternoon about 8 years ago though so others might have more insight.

Re: Holiday oin the south coast
« Reply #4 on: June 08, 2021, 07:51:50 PM »
I’d walk the seven sisters: https://www.walkingclub.org.uk/walk/seaford-to-eastbourne/

If you can’t face staying in Eastbourne overnight you could always throw yourself to your death from a clifftop

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Re: Holiday oin the south coast
« Reply #5 on: June 08, 2021, 08:23:48 PM »
There's a place called Falmer so I assume that's full of pale, pointy-eared blind folk who try and kill you with arrows.

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Re: Holiday oin the south coast
« Reply #6 on: June 08, 2021, 08:29:47 PM »
There's a Sheep Centre just north of the Birling Gap. Sorted.

Re: Holiday oin the south coast
« Reply #7 on: June 08, 2021, 08:31:03 PM »
or you could go to Fulking and mess about with the road signs.

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Re: Holiday oin the south coast
« Reply #8 on: June 08, 2021, 08:33:38 PM »
Brighton is a great town/city, but the beach is rubbish. If you like a nice beach, check the ones nearby and spend some time there too.

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Re: Holiday oin the south coast
« Reply #9 on: June 08, 2021, 08:46:34 PM »
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Re: Holiday oin the south coast
« Reply #10 on: June 08, 2021, 09:05:27 PM »
Just spend your time in Brighton. It's great!

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Re: Holiday oin the south coast
« Reply #11 on: June 08, 2021, 09:34:31 PM »
If you want to go to the Seven Sisters get the train to Cuckmere Haven, it's a much nicer walk than the Eastbourne route. Walking from Brighton to Rottingdean along the undercliff walk is also nice. Otherwise there's loads of good pubs and the weather is nice, just take some drugs on the beach. If you want to come to my house you can but I wouldn't recommend it.

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Re: Holiday oin the south coast
« Reply #12 on: June 08, 2021, 11:15:31 PM »
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Re: Holiday oin the south coast
« Reply #13 on: June 09, 2021, 01:59:39 AM »
Brighton is amazing but then I’m biased because I grew up there. Don’t let the hipster twats down there put you off.

Re: Holiday oin the south coast
« Reply #14 on: June 09, 2021, 06:45:37 AM »
Brighton is okay, the lanes are good and there are some nice places to eat.

Eastbourne is a nice, peaceful town with a very pretty seafront.

Hastings has a cool old town, a beautiful new pier, and these really cool funicular railway things.

You want to get yourself over the border into Kent though. Dungeness is a desert with a nuclear power plant and a load of weird modernist houses. Camber Sands is the best sandy beach in the area, walking along it at sunset is pure magic. Rye is a beautiful little town and there's a nature reserve near the harbour which is beautiful too.

Depends on what you want from a holiday really. If you like walks and seeing pretty stuff then Dungeness/Camber/Rye takes some beating. If you want to break into a load of people's houses while they're asleep and sniff their underwear whilst wanking then DM me.

Re: Holiday oin the south coast
« Reply #15 on: June 09, 2021, 07:29:37 AM »
Have a ride on the Bluebell Railway.

Not a euphemism


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Re: Holiday oin the south coast
« Reply #16 on: June 09, 2021, 08:17:47 AM »
Bexhill has got the De La Warr Pavilion, and there's some nice countryside north of Cooden Beach & Collington stations.

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Re: Holiday gloin the south coast
« Reply #17 on: June 09, 2021, 08:41:35 AM »
Are Balin and Dwalin going as well?

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Re: Holiday oin the south coast
« Reply #18 on: June 09, 2021, 09:03:26 AM »

You want to get yourself over the border into Kent

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Re: Holiday oin the south coast
« Reply #19 on: June 09, 2021, 09:47:18 AM »
Brighton is okay, the lanes are good and there are some nice places to eat.

Eastbourne is a nice, peaceful town with a very pretty seafront.

Hastings has a cool old town, a beautiful new pier, and these really cool funicular railway things.

You want to get yourself over the border into Kent though. Dungeness is a desert with a nuclear power plant and a load of weird modernist houses. Camber Sands is the best sandy beach in the area, walking along it at sunset is pure magic. Rye is a beautiful little town and there's a nature reserve near the harbour which is beautiful too.

Depends on what you want from a holiday really. If you like walks and seeing pretty stuff then Dungeness/Camber/Rye takes some beating. If you want to break into a load of people's houses while they're asleep and sniff their underwear whilst wanking then DM me.

Rye Harbour is indeed beautiful but I'd like to point out it is actually in Sussex! Dungeness is in Kent and is indeed amazing though. All a bit of a trek from Brighton though as getting along the south coast is ludicrously slow (by both car and rail).  I'm Brighton born and bred and want to move back one day as it is bloody lovely, lots of enjoyment of all kinds to be had.

In terms of proper city break type business, I'd say that Brighton (I'm including the full conurbation here) is the only game in town for a long distance (one of only a handful of proper culturally developed towns or cities in the southern half of the UK in my experience, alongside Bristol and London itself), so if that's your bag I'd say just spend the time enjoying that. 

Agree that the seafront in central town can get a bit much, but you don't have to go far either way to find a nice more sedate bit of coastline. Even down by the marina at Black Rock is usually pretty peaceful - would also have to echo the love for the undercliff region beyond the marina - nice secluded rock-pooly beaches all the way between there and Rottingdean (also worth a visit in its own right for some serious quaint olde worlde Kipling vibes - Rudyard, not Mr, though you can get them too). Have a hunt for some blennies, gobies and echinoid fossils (might be a niche interest of mine of limited mainstream appeal). 

Going further afield eastwards, agree that Cuckmere Haven definitely worth a visit, beautiful, one of the last untouched bit of coastline in the whole area. Haven't been for years, definitely need to go again soon. Televisually showcased relatively recently in the Worzel Gummidge special.     

In the other direction, Shoreham Beach to Widewater is a nice little stretch of coast not far from Brighton. Quite enjoy the industrial brutalism of Shoreham Harbour too but that might not be to everyone's taste.

Further along you have Worthing, that seems to be up-and-coming as in it is collecting all the younger arty types who can no longer afford Brighton, not sure what that is like these days but probably more cosmopolitan than it used to be, and then a bit further still you have Littlehampton - the town itself used to be a bit of a grim backwater (not sure what it's like these days) - but it has some amazing coastline nearby - beautiful sandy beaches and amazing sand dunes. Again, last visited circa 1988 though. The sand dunes seemed like something out of the Sahara then but I was about half the height I am now, so that may have been a factor. It was pretty hillbilly. You may be run out of town by pitchfork-wielding rednecks, no idea, nowadays it may be all organic artisan delis and pop-up cereal bars.     

Even further along eastwards, if you are looking for natural beauty, Pagham Harbour is a pretty stunning tidal nature reserve full of wildlife.

Heading inland, town-wise, Lewes isn't far from Brighton and is worth a visit. A mix of country twee olde worlde delights and a bit of modern arty hipster action, and a nice old bit of architecture, plus lots of nice countryside on its doorstep. If you aren't wedded to the coast, the Sussex hinterland has lots of beautiful countryside spots - Firle, Arundel, Ashdown Forest, Sheffield Park, Bramber Castle, Bodiam Castle, Friston Forest, Barcombe Mills (good for a boat trip), Woods Mill, Castle Hill (just behind East Brighton, can be walked to from Brighton), Devil's Dyke, Chanctonbury Ring are just a handful I remember fondly from various excursions of my youth and beyond, but there is a ton more.   

Re: Holiday oin the south coast
« Reply #20 on: June 09, 2021, 02:47:57 PM »
Have a ride on the Bluebell Railway.

Not a euphemism

Was that the one the filmed a porn film at? Or maybe that was the Romney and Dymchurch one. Whichever it was, some of those carriages needed a thorough deep clean afterwards.

Re: Holiday oin the south coast
« Reply #21 on: June 09, 2021, 03:28:39 PM »
Ah no, that was the Epping and Ongar Heritage Railway.

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Re: Holiday oin the south coast
« Reply #22 on: June 09, 2021, 04:40:40 PM »
Don't forget to visit Newhaven. Not only is it the Gateway To Europe, it is also the home of the Eazy E memorial bench.

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