Eight signs of spring in Brighton and Hove

Posted On 06 Mar 2015 at 12:55 pm

This weekend is set to see the city spring into Spring, with temperatures reaching double figures and plenty of sunshine too.

So what else does spring bring to Brighton and Hove? Here’s eight signs the winter’s finally over on the Sussex coast:

1. Thousands of runners sprinting and staggering across the seafront for the Brighton Half Marathon

brighton half marathon by Dominic Alves on Flickr

Brighton Half Marathon by Dominic Alves on Flickr

 

2. Palmeira Square’s floral clock bursts into bloom

Hove’s floral clock by Dom Pates on Flickr

 

3. It’s just about possible for children to paddle at low tide at Rottingdean again

 

4. Foot-powered wheels start to proliferate around the city again – skateboards, scooters and Penny Farthings

Picture of Penny Farthing at Bike Hub launch courtesy of www.circusstreetbrighton.com

 

5. The first race of the season at Brighton Racecourse – this year’s is on Tuesday, April 21.

Brighton Racecourse

Picture by Stuart Dorn, General Manager at Brighton Racecourse from Wikimedia Commons

 

6. Those blooming nesting seagulls start waking us up at dawn. Grrr.

Seagulls on the roof by Jessica Spengler on Flickr

Seagulls on the roof by Jessica Spengler on Flickr

 

7. Al Fresco starts living up to its name again

Al Fresco by Clive Darra on Flickr

Al Fresco by Clive Darra on Flickr

 

8. The Pavilion Gardens Cafe opens again after the winter break, opening onto newly turfed lawns. This year, it opened on Wednesday.

Pavilion Gardens Cafe from geograph.org.uk

Pavilion Gardens Cafe from geograph.org.uk

 

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