Brighton

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Brighton is an English seaside resort town. About an hour south of London by train, it's a popular day-trip destination. Its broad shingle beach is backed by amusement arcades and Regency-era buildings. Brighton Pier, in the central waterfront section, opened in 1899 and now has rides and food kiosks. The town is also known for its nightlife, arts scene, shopping and festivals.




"Brighton () is a constituent part of the city of Brighton and Hove, a former town situated on the southern coast of England, in the county of East Sussex. It is best known as a seaside resort and is positioned 47 miles (76 km) south of London. It was created from the neighbouring but formerly separately governed towns of Brighton and Hove.

Archaeological evidence of settlement in the area dates back to the Bronze Age, Roman and Anglo-Saxon periods. The ancient settlement of "Brighthelmstone" was documented in the Domesday Book (1086). The town's importance grew in the Middle Ages as the Old Town developed, but it languished in the early modern period, affected by foreign attacks, storms, a suffering economy and a declining population. Brighton began to attract more visitors following improved road transport to London and becoming a boarding point for boats travelling to France. The town also developed in popularity as a health resort for sea bathing as a purported cure for illnesses.

In the Georgian era, Brighton developed as a highly fashionable seaside resort, encouraged by the patronage of the Prince Regent, later King George IV, who spent much time in the town and constructed the Royal Pavilion in the Regency era. Brighton continued to grow as a major centre of tourism following the arrival of the railways in 1841, becoming a popular destination for day-trippers from London. Many of the major attractions were built in the Victorian era, including the Grand Hotel, the Hilton Brighton Metropole, the Palace Pier and the West Pier. The town continued to grow into the 20th century, expanding to incorporate more areas into the town's boundaries before joining Hove to form the unitary authority of Brighton and Hove in 1997, which was granted city status in 2000. Today, Brighton and Hove district has a resident population of about 290,885 and the wider Brighton and Hove conurbation has a population of 474,485 (2011 census).Brighton's location has made it a popular destination for tourists, renowned for its diverse communities, quirky shopping areas, large and vibrant cultural, music and arts scene and its large LGBT population, leading to its recognition as the "unofficial gay capital of the UK". Brighton attracted 7.5 million day visitors in 2015/16 and 4.9 million overnight visitors, Brighton has been called the UK's "hippest city" and "the happiest place to live in the UK"." Wikipedia









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Brighton
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I learnt to sail here and found the whole set up simple and professional. The marina is huge!

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Gatwick Airport
1 . Gatwick Airport
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London Gatwick operates the world’s most efficient single runway and is the second largest airport in the UK. Uniquely home to a mix of airline operators from scheduled to low-cost and charter ai...

Nautilus Yachting
2 . Nautilus Yachting
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Welcome to Nautilus Yachting! We have been organising sailing holidays worldwide for 26 years and are one of the leading independent yacht charter agencies in the UK. We are committed to offering g...

Marine Maintenance & Restoration
3 . Marine Maintenance & Restoration
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Traditional yacht painting Varnishing Antifouling Repairs General maintenance Yacht minding Yacht management Servicing Plumbing 12 volt electrical Wood turning

GRP ro-Clean
4 . GRP ro-Clean
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Full clean, machine compound polish & wax of hull sides/top sides. Canopy clean and reproof. Stain removal. Teak clean and brighten, internal valet, wash down, antifoam, bilge clean, prop clean.





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Brighton Marina
1 . Brighton Marina
2.5

A vibrant, cosmopolitan cocktail of boating enthusiasts, bars, restaurants, entertainment and chic shops best sums up this marina. Perfect for yachts and motorboats alike, family friendly and fun, ...

Lady Bee Marina
2 . Lady Bee Marina
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Lady Bee Marina is situated just inside the Port’s main shipping canal. Being berthed inside the canal gives shelter from bad weather and ensures the comfort of deep water and security. There app...

Newhaven Marina
3 . Newhaven Marina
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Situated a quarter of a mile in from the harbour entrance on the western bank of the River Ouse, Newhaven Marina offers good shelter at all times and is accessible in all weathers and all tides. ...

The Shipyard Harbour
4 . The Shipyard Harbour
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The Shipyard Littlehampton provides deep water pontoon moorings only a few hundred yards from the harbour entrance on the river Arun.

Littlehampton Marina
5 . Littlehampton Marina
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At Littlehampton Marina, we have a range of mooring options available, Versadocks for Personal Water Craft (PWC) and boat parks for powered craft who prefer dry, on shore storage. Unlike some other...

Soverign Marina
6 . Soverign Marina
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The large Sovereign Harbour is made up of five harbours: the drying Outer Harbour, the Inner Harbour, the South Harbour, the West Harbour and the North Harbour. Perfect for yachting and motor boat ...

Chichester Marina
7 . Chichester Marina
2.5

A first-class marina set in the beauty of a natural harbour and picturesque countryside makes Chichester a wonderful destination marina and a worthy recipient of the Yacht Harbour Association’s F...

Birdham Pool Marina
8 . Birdham Pool Marina
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A sheltered locked marina of 275 berths in an area of outstanding natural beauty six miles from the entrance to Chichester Harbour. Quaint and beautiful yet with modern facilities, a fully equip...

Emsworth Marina
9 . Emsworth Marina
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We have 225 fully serviced pontoon berths arranged on five pontoons, A, B, C, D and Dock together with a visitor pontoon for five or six boats. All the pontoon walkways and fingers have been renewe...

Sparkes Marina
10 . Sparkes Marina
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Sparkes Marina, on the south-east tip of Hayling Island, lies within Chichester Harbour – one of Europe's largest natural harbours. The area is famous for its birds and marine life and stunning s...

Northney Marina
11 . Northney Marina
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Northney Marina is situated on the north shore of Hayling Island within Chichester Harbour, one of the largest natural harbours in Europe. The facilities at this 228-berth marina include a relax...

Harbour of Rye
12 . Harbour of Rye
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Rye Harbour is a picturesque village and moorings near the Kent and Sussex border. The unique and interesting harbour, which runs along the river Rother offers much to the visitor. It has a busy ya...

Southsea Marina
13 . Southsea Marina
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Nestling on the Eastney Peninsula, in the quieter reaches of Langstone Harbour, Southsea Marina is perfectly located for exploring the delights of the Solent. A friendly, working marina, ideal for ...

Port Solent Marina
14 . Port Solent Marina
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Port Solent is at the northern most point of Portsmouth Harbour some 45minutes of motoring up a dredged channel. The marina provides excellent shelter and facilities. Port Solent is a worthy recipi...

Gunwharf Quay Marina
15 . Gunwharf Quay Marina
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Fantastically located at the mouth of Portsmouth Harbour, beneath the iconic Emirates Spinnaker Tower, Gunwharf Quays Marina offers immediate access to the Solent and some of the best sailing and c...

Endeavour Quay Harbour
16 . Endeavour Quay Harbour
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A small quay home to yacht builders offers repair facilities.

Haslar Marina
17 . Haslar Marina
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The friendly atmosphere at Haslar Marina is supported by the active Haslar Yacht Club, helpful on-site businesses and bars, and the can-do approach of our staff. Some of our berth holders have been...

Gosport Marina
18 . Gosport Marina
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Just 500m from the mouth of Portsmouth Harbour, Gosport Marina offers immediate access to the Solent and with it the opportunity to experience all the delights of boating on the South Coast. A wort...

Royal Clarence Marina
19 . Royal Clarence Marina
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Once the Royal Navy Victualling Yard, Royal Clarence is a deep water marina of 145 berths, accessible at all states of the tide. Its fantastic sheltered position, close to the mouth of Portsmouth h...

Duver
20 . Duver
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This long pontoon is often full of yachts rafting three or four abreast.

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Shoreham-by-Sea
1 . Shoreham-by-Sea
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A town to the west of Brighton on the River Adur.

Newhaven
2 . Newhaven
(England )
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A town set back from the coast but connected by the Rover Ouse.

Worthing
3 . Worthing
(Hayling Island )
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A large town on the south coast of England to the west of Brighton.

Littlehampton
4 . Littlehampton
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The river Arun runs through Littlehampton and is home to the Arun Yacht Club and a local Harbour on the town side not far from the train station.

Eastbourne
5 . Eastbourne
(England )
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An historic large south east facing town on the southern coast of England with a long sandy coastline.

Bognor Regis
6 . Bognor Regis
(England )
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A large tourist town on the southern coast of England east of Portsmouth and West of Worthing.

Aldwick
7 . Aldwick
(Hayling Island )
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A large coastal town adjoining Pagham to the west and Bognor Regis to the east.

Bexhill-on-Sea
8 . Bexhill-on-Sea
(England )
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A large town (with Bexhill-on-Sea) to the east of Eastbourne.

Selsey
9 . Selsey
(England )
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A large town between Portsmouth and Bognor Regis on the southern coast of England.

Birdham
10 . Birdham
(Hayling Island )
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A small village close to the Chichester Channel and the English Channel.

Hastings
11 . Hastings
(England )
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An old historic town on the southern coast of England with a long sandy beach and a pier.

Bosham
12 . Bosham
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A small town at the end of the Bosham Channel connected to the English Channel by Chichester Harbour.

East Wittering
13 . East Wittering
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A town on the Southern coast of England adjoining Bracklesham.

Emsworth
14 . Emsworth
(England )
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Emsworth is tucked in behind hayling and fowley islands and is home to Emsworth Yacht Harbour.

Sendmarsh
15 . Sendmarsh
(England )
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Send Marsh is a small village close to Ripley in Surrey.

South Hayling
16 . South Hayling
(Hayling Island )
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A large town on the southern coast of Hayling Island.

Winchelsea Beach
17 . Winchelsea Beach
(England )
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A small town on the south coast of England with a long sandy beach.

Cosham
18 . Cosham
(England )
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Portsmouth
19 . Portsmouth
(England )
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Bembridge
20 . Bembridge
(Isle of Wight )
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Bembridge is a town on the eastern most point of the Isle of Wight.

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Portsmouth
Portsmouth
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Judy and Steve sail along the south coast from Brighton to Plymouth via Portsmouth, Dartmouth, Salcombe and Torbay on a shakedown cruise.

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