The South Coast has many places of interest, including quaint towns and beautiful coastline to explore. Here at Raylands, we are a 30 minute drive to the Coast, and if you fancying travelling around the area here’s some places of interest.


Brighton is a vibrant and lively city, with the relaxing charm of the sea on its doorstep. Being popular amongst tourists, Brighton has lots to do. Why not head down to the Marina, where there are a wide range of bars and restaurants. If the weather’s right, a walk along the boardwalk can be a perfect pre or post meal activity.

Things to do

Spend a day on the pier – one of the main attractions in Brighton. It offers a fun walk with numerous hot food, donut stalls and vendors along the way.

Visit the open market – you can grab anything here from locally designed fashion, unique food, crafts and handmade jewellery. Find out more here.

brighton beach



Eastbourne is a large seaside town. It’s around 17 miles east of Brighton. It has lots to see and many tourist attractions.

Things to do:

Beachy Head – rated as the number one place to visit in Eastbourne. It is the highest chalk cliff in the whole of Britain at 531 feet. Find out more on TripAdvisor.

beachy head lighthouse Eastbourne


Poole and Bournemouth

Poole is a large coastal town and seaport in the county of Dorset, on the south coast of England. Poole features a bustling Quay, the best beaches in England & a stunning natural harbour.

Bournemouth to Poole is around a 15 minute drive. Bournemouth is known for its 7 miles of beaches, Victorian architecture and fantastic nightlife.

Things to do:

Brownsea Island – take a ferry from poole over to Brownsea Island. It has its own castle built by Henry George VIII and one of the last red squirrel colonies in Britain. Check out this Natural Trust site here.

Sandbanks beach – this has been rated as one of the top 10 beaches in the whole of the UK. The beautiful sandy beach has amazing views and facilities. It’s definitely worth a visit!

brownsea island in Poole