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Brigthon Beach Paston Place

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Brigthon Beach Paston Place - PHOTOGRAPHER COMMENT

Panorama from a breakwater near Paston Place on Brighton Beach. The picture was taken on a cloudy day in April 2009, when the sea was dead flat, almost reflecting the clouds in the sky. People were making beach stone art figures on the concrete platform.

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Brigthon Beach Paston Place - Brighton visitor guide showing a virtual tour of 'Brigthon Beach Paston Place' linked to an interactive map with local and travel information. 360° panoramas from East Sussex.

Paston Place is a point on Brighton Beach almost half way between Brighton Pier (Palace Pier) and Black Rock near Brighton Marina. An intermediate station for the Volk's Electric Railway (VER) is here.

The Volk's Electric Railway (VER) is the oldest working electric railway in the world and was built in 1883 by Magnus Volk as a temporary tourist attraction in Brighton. It was taken over by the In 1940 the Brighton Corporation and closed during WWII. In In 1995 the Volk's Electric Railway Association was formed to help preserve the line.

The line has three stations, the westernmost is at Aquarium, just east of Brighton Pier. The single guage line then runs for about 1.5 miles along the beach to the Black Rock terminus next to Brighton Marina. This terminus was moved a short distance in the 1990s when a storm water storage facility was built. In the middle is Paston Place, where two trains travelling in opposite directions can pass. At various points along the line there are crossing points for people, giving them access to the beach.


Bus: Kemp Town, Paston Place on the A259 road.
Train: Volks Electric Railway from Aquarium terminus near Brighton Pier.
Walk: Along Madeira Drive and the beach.

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