If you're visiting London and want to take a day trip to the coast, Brighton is a good choice. It's easily accessible by both train and car. Even on days without a lot of sunshine there is still plenty to do with a Sea Life Center, The Lanes (for antique shopping), the Royal Pavilion (a seaside palace built for George IV), the Marina for walks, shopping and great restaurants and everyone should stop at the restaurant on Brighton Pier for fish and chips. Don't expect miles of sand though, Brighton beach has pebbles.
|The Royal Paviliion|
|Volks Railway Train|