Kemp Town Beach (Brighton)

Brighton is one of the UK’s most popular seaside resorts.  It offers plenty of traditional resort attractions including the refurbished pier, arcades, fun fairs and a vibrant café culture.

Kemp Town Beach stretches to the east of the pier towards Brighton Marina and is often less busy than Brighton Central Beach.  For those who don’t fancy taking the 15-minute walk from the pier, the Volk electric railway operates a regular service. 

The beach is composed of a mixture of shingle and sand.  It is used by swimmers, surfers and sunbathers. The area of beach closer to the marina has been designated a naturist beach. Signs indicate where naturist bathing and sunbathing are permitted.

The area of town behind the beach is home to a number of fine Regency and Victorian buildings.

Type of beach

Sand & shingle

Lifeguard service


Dogs friendly beach?

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed on the beach at Kemp Town all year

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  • Swimming/bathing
  • Surfing


  • Pier

Nudist/naturist beach


Nearest town




OS grid ref.

TQ 3241 0349


Plentiful parking. charges generally apply.

Water quality

Water quality star rating

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