The seafront has a very wide selection of bars, restaurants, nightclubs and amusement arcades, principally between the piers. Being less than an hour from London by train has made the city an extremely popular destination.
Brighton beach has a nudist area (south of the easterly part of Kemptown). Brighton's beach is shingle and has been awarded a blue flag. The Monarch's Way long-distance footpath heads west along the seafront above the beach.
Since the 1978 demolition of the open-air lido at Black Rock, the most easterly part of Brighton's seafront, the area has been developed and now features one of Europe's largest marinas.