Hove Seafront

hove seafront

Hove seafront begins at Hove Lawns and stretches right along to Hove Lagoon, near Portslade. There is a stunning walk along the seafront, especially just as the sun rises or sets, from the West Pier onwards.

Hove Lawns provides a green space right next to the sea for families, friends and all to enjoy.

For those looking for a sporty option, there are several tennis courts and bowling greens available to the public on a pay and play basis.

Opening Times


Always open


Hove Lawns cafe - 9am to 7pm daily

The View Bar & Diner - 9am to 10pm daily

Big Beach Cafe - 9.30am to 5pm daily

Getting there

The park stretches along Kingsway. Hove lawns are between the Peace Statue, opposite Western Street and the Kings Esplanade at Fourth Avenue. The rest of the park runs from Hove Street to the Hove Lagoon at Basin Road South/Wharf Road.

Map of the park's location


The 1/1A/6/49A/49/5 and 5A services run closest along Church road. Further information and timetables available from the Brighton & Hove Bus company


There are cycle lanes leading to the seafront from the city centre and various places to secure your bicycle. For more information on cycling around the city check the Journey On site.


There is Pay and Display parking available along Kingsway.


Sports Facilities


Points of Interest

  • Beach
  • Hove Lawns
  • Hove Lagoon

Hove Lagoon

Hove Lagoon skatepark

Watersports activities are available on Hove Lagoon. Lagoon Watersports Centre offers training , hire and events for adults ,kids and groups in the following activities : windsurfing, dinghy sailing, Wakeboarding, SUP and kayaking. The centre is open from April 1st - mid November. You are advised to check open times with the Lagoon Watersports 

Hire of small craft is available for kids on the small Lagoon at Hove Lagoon from Easter - mid September at weekends and holidays. Opening times are subject to weather you are advised to call 01273 42 48 42 ext 2 to check daily opening times.

To the south of the café is a skate park which, along with the play park and toilet facilities, are open all year round.

The lagoon is also home to the Hove Lagoon Model Yacht Club which has sailed model boats since 1930.