Due to COVID-19 we are currently not able to open the seafront office or offer a first-aid service.

Location and opening times

The Seafront Office is located between the two 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 5.00pm in the low season and 8.30am to 7.30pm in the summer months.


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 run a lost child centre 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. 

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.


Send an email to seafrontoffice@brighton-hove.gov.uk.

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