Last Updated: 06/09/2016
Tags: Beaches Easily Accessed From Surrey
Despite the last bank holiday of the year being over until Christmas, there is still hope of an Indian summer and a September weekend might offer a quick trip to the beach. The south east of England is home to many beaches from traditional seaside resorts like Brighton, to the golden sands at Bournemouth and hidden treasures like West Wittering.
Getsurrey, Surrey’s on-line magazines favourite beaches that can easily be reached from Surrey include of course Brighton with the Palace Pier, its own Eye and its new Eye 360 attraction. The world’s tallest moving observation tower, with a viewing pod built around a central column, is a stunning technical achievement. Built on the site of the derelict West Pier, which was opened 150 years ago.
“Just as the West Pier invited Victorian society to walk on water, so British Airways i360 invites visitors to walk on air,” said David Marks, one of the architects responsible for the new attraction and for the London Eye. It’s a smooth ride to the high point, taking just six minutes to rise up, slowly and gracefully; the antithesis of a funfair ride.
Then there is West Wittering, the natural and unspoilt sandy beach of West Wittering has been a top destination for a family day out for generations. The beach also offers wonderful views of Chichester Harbour and the South Downs beyond. If you are looking for a traditional bucket and spade day out its perfect.
If you have never been to Bournemouth Pier in Dorset it sits on seven miles of golden sands and sparkling sea, with a town full of a vast variety of shops, restaurants, quality B&Bs, a buzzing nightlife and endless countryside with beautiful award winning gardens and water sports galore. Perhaps you should make time to check it out. Many more on the Getsurrey list.