Destination guide

Beauty, beaches, and bustling bars—Brighton has it all

Have you ever wanted to just unplug and retreat to a cozy English seaside village? Then a Brighton vacation rental might be just the thing for you! Set along the shores of the English Channel, this charming and popular seaside town has been drawing crowds in search of fun in the sun since the mid-19th century. You'll find plenty of family-friendly fun on tap by the seashore, where the beaches and famed Brighton Pier bustle with activity. In the evening, area nightclubs and bars are filled with revelers ready to dance and party the night away.

Things to do

Pleasure piers and palaces—Brighton's sure to make you smile

You'll find fun for the whole family at Brighton Pier, home to carnival games, kiddie rides, and thrill rides. Nearby Sea Life Brighton offers an indoor glass-bottom boat where sharks, turtles, and tropical fish swim below. Feeling daring? Ride the elevator to the top of British Airways i360, a 450-foot-tall rotating observation tower with panoramic views of the region. For a more high-brow experience, take a tour of the Brighton Royal Pavilion, former pleasure palace of King George IV, or visit Brighton Museum and Art Gallery, with its impressive collection of 15th- to 20th-century European artwork.

Activities

Have fun in the sun and a party in the pub

For the ultimate beach experience, rent a deck chair for an afternoon of sunbathing, or dine on fish and chips at a waterfront cafe. Thrill seekers will find high-speed fun on the water with a powerboat or jet ski ride. Experience Brighton's famed nightlife with a pub crawl tour, which highlight the city's best bars. Need to recover from your night on the town? Treat yourself to a massage at a spa. When you book a Brighton vacation rental for the early summer, you'll get to enjoy the Brighton Fringe and Brighton Festival, 2 heralded visual and performing arts festivals.

Weather

Sunny skies and cool waters—it's another day at the beach

If you book your Brighton vacation rental for the summer, get ready for mild conditions, complete with sunshine, sea breezes, little rain, and temperatures in the high 60s. The water is at its warmest in August and September, but it's still a brisk 63 degrees. Fall brings cooler temperatures with daytime highs hovering around the 50s, but pack an umbrella if you're coming in October and November, the city's wettest months. Winter is cool, but highs barely dip into the 40s and snow is very rare. Spring offers warmer temperatures, with daytime highs climbing into the 60s.

Natural features

Brighton's seashore is chalk-full of natural beauty

Set along the shores of a large bay in the English Channel, Brighton might be known as a beachside city, but its famed pebble beaches require deck chairs for an afternoon of lounging. Take a bike ride or a walk beneath the towering white chalk cliffs of Brighton, pausing to play in tide pools or dodge crashing waves during high tide. For even more spectacular views, make the 15-minute drive into the surrounding hills to Devil's Dyke, and marvel as lush green hills dive more than 325 feet into equally lush green valleys.

How to get there

Traveling to and around Brighton

Fly into London (LGW-Gatwick), the closest airport, located 23.1 mi (37.2 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that's convenient for your trip, you can also fly into London (LHR-Heathrow), which is 46.8 mi (75.4 km) away.

If you're traveling by train, Brighton Station, Brighton London Road Station and Preston Park Station are the main stations in the area.

Where to stay around Brighton?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 804 vacation rentals near Brighton. From 303 Houses to 367 Condos/Apartments, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Brighton for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when traveling to Brighton?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Brighton:

  • Brighton City Centre: 408 vacation rentals
  • Seafront: 419 vacation rentals
  • Kemptown: 297 vacation rentals
  • The Lanes: 267 vacation rentals
  • Ovingdean: 33 vacation rentals

For other neighborhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when traveling to Brighton?

HomeAway offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Brighton. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Brighton Beach: 1,173 vacation rentals
  • Brighton (BSH-Brighton Train Station): 1,178 vacation rentals
  • Brighton's Naturist Beach: 1,167 vacation rentals
  • Friends Meeting House: 1,175 vacation rentals
  • Brighton and Hove Golf Club: 1,116 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Brighton listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Brighton?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 303 Houses in Brighton. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Brighton include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 367 rentals available
  • Cottages: 93 rentals available
  • Bungalows: 93 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Studios and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Brighton?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 9 vacation rentals with pool available in Brighton. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.