The Seafront Office

The Seafront Office is our centre for seafront maintenance, advice about the sea, the lifeguard service in the summer season and sports facilities.

Location and opening times

The Seafront Office is located between the 2 piers on the lower promenade at:

141 King's Road Arches
Lower Esplanade
Brighton BN1 2FN
Phone 01273 292 716

We are open to the public from 9.30am to 5pm in the low season and 9am to 7pm in the summer months.

Picture of the Seafron office


The Seafront Office is responsible for:

  • advice and enforcement of the bylaws
  • operating the lifeguard service (seasonal)
  • beach huts and boat lockers
  • seafront playgrounds
  • seafront maintenance and repairs
  • the Bandstand
  • seafront sports facilities

The seafront area we cover is from Hove Lagoon through to Saltdean Undercliff. The office is open to the public to seek for safety advice, lost property enquiries and information on how to book seafront facilities.

We are able to support incidents of lost or found children and work closely with the local police on tackling anti-social behaviour.

The Seafront Office also helps with events along the coastline, as well as the upkeep of various council-owned seafront properties. 

See more information on the rules of the seafront and sea here.

Sea safety

Find information about how to stay safe when visiting the beach or swimming in the sea.

First aid

We operate a first-aid post all year round and lifeguard service from May to September each year.

The Seafront Officers are trained lifeguards. Each quad bike they use is equipped with an AED (automated external defibrillator), oxygen and a first aid kit to respond to incidents.

In the event of an emergency please dial 999, we have direct links with Solent Coastguard, Brighton RNLI, and all emergency services.

Contact us

To get in touch, you can: