When I first came to Brighton 10 years ago, I stayed at my friend’s seafront flat and thought to myself,
I could do with one of these. A couple of months later I decided to invest and found Astra House. It
ticked all the boxes, it was on the seafront, west facing for the evening sun, close to all the shops, bars
and restaurants but also very close to the station, so I didn’t need my car. Since moving abroad I have
had it rented and my current tenant has been happy here for over two years. It truly is one of
Brighton’s iconic art deco buildings and all my friends have loved visiting at weekend and enjoying
food and a glass of wine in the famous Melrose and regency restaurants next to us.
Brighton Beach & Seafront
Voted one of the Top 10 city beach break destinations in the world, Brighton & its beachfront cool are legendary.
With the famous Brighton Palace Pier as a backdrop, daytime traditional seaside fun mixes seamlessly with night time funky beachside club culture. Did you know that there are apparently around 614,600,000 pebbles on Brighton beach. Although the real question is who counted them?!
Things to Do on Brighton Beach
If you’re feeling active then there are lots of sports to try on Brighton beach from watersports such as kayaking and stand-up paddle boarding to classic beach sports such as volleyball and Frisbee. If that sounds too hectic then why not indulge in the simple pleasure of a refreshing paddle and maybe skim a few pebbles across the water? Or if even that is too much then grab a deckchair and really relax!
Soak up the cosmopolitan vibe
It’s not just about the water as the beachfront promenade is a destination in its own right! The arches along the beachfront are home to a variety of businesses. By Brighton Palace Pier you’ll find great galleries in the Artists’ Quarter. As you stroll along you see more bars and restaurants serving everything from ice-cream to high end seafood. The arches by the West Pier and i360 are home to independent traders selling fashion, furniture and photography.
Of course a day at the beach has to include a trip to the iconic Brighton Palace Pier with its helter skelter and arcade games. Just next door you’ll find Sea Life Brighton home to giant turtles, sharks and seahorses. To the east of the Pier you’ll find the historic Volks Railway – Britain’s oldest electric railway built in 1883.
Head west and you’ll find the free Fishing Museum, tracing the city’s origins as a sleepy fishing village and a bit further along you’ll find British Airways i360 – the world’s tallest moving observation tower. Glide 450 feet into the air to see Brighton & Hove including the vibrant Brighton Beach, in all its glory!
Heading west from the i360 takes you past the Peace Staute and across the boundary in to Hove. There’s the stunning architecture of the modernist Embassy Court and the Regency Brunswick Square. Further along the seafront there’s the iconic colourful beach huts and the new Hove Plinth. Major works will be showcased on the plinth for up to 18 months – the current one is Constellation by Jonathan Wright.
After dark, Brighton Beach really comes alive with Brighton’s seafront clubs and bars nestling underneath the Victorian beachfront arches opening their doors for some of the best club nights in the country.
Kitchen 3.0′ x 1.6′
Studio Room 6.1′ x 5.3′
There is a long lease of in excess of 980 years. Hot water and heating is also included in the service charge
- Art deco building
- Seafront studio flat
- Third floor
- Ideal FTB or BTL