Coastal Rottingdean

Roll along to Rottingdean! This route follows the coastal cycle path eastwards to the village of Rottingdean. On route you will travel by Hove Seafront, Brighton Pier, and Brighton Marina. Once at Rottingdean you can continue on the path for another mile to visit the famous Saltdean Lido.


Route: Hove Station – Brighton Marina - Rottingdean Village - Saltdean Lido
Distance: 6.7 miles (10.8 Km) one way – 13.5 miles return
Gradient: Flat with a couple of gentle hills
Terrain: Mainly tarmac & with some gravel cycle paths
Cycling time: 1.5 - 2 hours

Dominated by the famous pebble beach and the architectural beauty of Regency squares and crescents, Hove seafront is a relaxed, friendly and diverse place to eat, shop and play.

Hove Lawns is like a large sea front garden. The lawns attract visitors all year round to enjoy the beautiful views and relative peace and quiet compared to the beach.

Visit Brighton’s famous Victorian pier with fairground attractions, Palace of Fun arcade and various food and drink outlets.

Brighton Marina is full of things to do. Enjoy exploring the waterfront with its wide range of shops, cafes and restaurants. Places to visit include the 8 –screen cinema, bowling alley and casino.

Rottingdean is a picturesque seaside village that became fashionable in the nineteenth century among artists, writers and politicians. Rottingdean is an ideal place to spend an afternoon browsing the shops and galleries, relaxing in Rudyard Kipling's gardens or taking tea in a traditional English tearoom.

Saltdean Lido is an Art Deco Lido and is listed by English Heritage for its architectural and historical importance. The lido was built in 1937-38 and was hailed as the most innovative design of its type in Britain. Unfortunately, the Lido is not currently open to the public.

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