Brighton Beach
Kat Mansoor's film 'Old Man In The Sea' was filmed on Brighton beach.
In the middle of the 18th century, doctors began to claim that diseases could be cured by bathing in sea-water. George III was the first monarch to believe this advice. His son, the future George IV, spent a great deal of time in Brighton and eventually built the Royal Pavilion in the town and so began Brighton's popularity.

Brighton soon became the most popular seaside resort in Britain. A group of businessmen decided to build a railway linking it to London and the first train entered Brighton Railway Station on 21st September 1841. At first, the railway company concentrated on bringing the rich to the coast. It was not long, however, before the company realised that by offering cheap third-class tickets, they could increase the numbers of people using their trains and so began the day trip to the seaside.

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A testament to the joys of swimming in the sea.
All locations
Broadstairs Folkestone Eastergate Brighton
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