Trading on the seafront

Mobile street tradingBrighton seafront fishing quarter

Mobile street trading isn't permitted in any form along the seafront. This includes ice-cream vans and mobile food stands. The council does not issue any permits or licences for this area.

Enforcement officers patrol the seafront daily.

To find out about the availability of seafront properties please contact

Details of the areas in the city where licensed street trading can take place.

There are also trading opportunities at the Brighton Open Market.

​We will prosecute unauthorised street traders under the Local Government (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1982 Part III and Schedule 4 – Street Trading Consents.