This past Friday, the 22nd of June, me and a couple other students decided to take a day trip down to Brighton Beach. We had a four-day vacation and we wanted to make the most of it by making sure we saw all parts of the UK that we wanted to. We had all heard of Brighton Beach and had seen plenty of pictures of the beautiful beach town on Instagram so we had some idea of what we were getting in to but not completely. When we got there the first thing we did was take a stroll down to the Beach and relaxed there for a bit, we wanted to take it all in. One thing that is unique about Brighton Beach is the fact that it is covered in small stones, not sand. Due to this fact, we all expected it to be uncomfortable but because the stones were warm it was actually quite nice, so long as you did not walk barefoot. After relaxing for a bit we decided to explore the main attraction, the pier. On our way there we saw plenty of interesting things including a carousel and a Pigeon swooping down and eating my friend Courtney’s hot dog. I have to say, despite how traumatic it was for Courtney, this was definitely one of my favorite moments of the day. The pier was full of all sorts of fun and expensive activities. It also, however, boasted a great view of the beach. One thing that struck me about the pier and the town, in general, was just how typical it felt of an American beach/pier experience. It felt like something I would see in California. After some time on the pier, I ended my beach day the right way. With a swim in some refreshingly cold ocean water!