There’s nowhere in Brighton that encapsulates the seaside, like Brighton Palace Pier.
What I like about it, are the sounds; children screaming with excitement as they get buffeted by the winter storms, or whirled around on the fairground rides.
The different accents and languages from the thousands of tourists and day-trippers
The squawking of the seagulls as they snatch doughnuts or chips from yet another unsuspecting victim
The DJ with his sometimes odd, but always entertaining choice of music
But most of all, the sound of thousands of starlings as they pass within a few feet of you, as they come into roost under the pier, during the winter months
It’s all free and it’s all year round