What do you do when it’s 25 degrees on a Bank Holiday weekend? You head to the beach of course! My boyfriend and I jumped on a train to Brighton from Victoria, if you’re not lastminute people like us, book your tickets in advance. We got our train tickets on the day and a return costs around £20 each. Usually, I try to get mine ahead of time on the Trainline and a return ticket with my 16-25 railcard costs as little as £6.60. It’s a big difference if you plan ahead.
I think most of London had the same idea as us, Brighton was packed. It will always hold a special place in my heart as my parents took me to Brighton as a kid for the rides and the arcade games. I was obsessed with winning tickets just to buy a bear with a Brighton tshirt or a bag of marbles, Chris would say I still am but that’s because I’m super competitive now.
First stop, donuts. I’ve had them all; Dum Dum (some of my favourite donuts in the world), Krispy Kreme, Dunkin’, you name it. But there’s nothing like a fresh donut from the pier that has been dipped and flipped in sugar.
We chilled on the beach for a while as neither of us had seen the sun for some time. It was nice to see that not much has changed at the seaside. Families still bring their kids to paddle in the sea and have fish and chips on the beach, there’s a nostalgia about Brighton that stays with you.
In case you thought I was exaggerating when I said the beach was busy…
So we spent the day lounging and playing games before I took the bf shopping. I say I took him because it mostly involves me drooling over all the boutique jewellery shops down the lanes.
No matter how old you are, spending the weekend at the seaside is always a good bet. Roll on the next bank holiday!