5 of the Best Places To Meditate In Brighton
Whether you’re a novice or a well-rounded master, Meditation in Brighton is available to all of us and the town offers many places where you may find your own little piece of tranquility. Here we list our favourites with everything from beaches to libraries!
Brighton and Hove Beach
As many of you Brightonians will already know, the further you go East or West from the central beach it only gets quieter. During the day you will usually find a more peaceful environment the closer you move towards Kemptown, or at the end of Hove promenade. But let’s be honest, there is nothing like being the first one on the beach early in the morning. Brighton has a beautiful (if somewhat stoney beach) that’s the perfect location for your morning meditation ritual. But now we’re nearing the end of summer make sure you bring an umbrella and something soft, those pebbles can cause quite a few problems!
St Ann’s Well Garden is a real haven of peace that you should not miss. Located in Hove it’s a natural place for trees and wildlife lovers, located only a short walk from the beach. Made famous by its invigorating natural spring (supposedly one of the finest in Europe) you can find a secluded, quiet corner to enjoy a nice and relaxing moment of meditation. The accompanying tweets from the birds, the rustling of leaves and the slurping of tourists drinking the rejuvenating spring water, will also save you the cost of downloading a meditation soundtrack!
Somerhill Road, Hove, BN3 1RS
There’s nothing quite like a church to immerse yourself in the ambience of peace and calm. Even if you’re not particularly religious, Churches (much like libraries) instill a sense of serenity that immediately lowers the blood pressure and helps promote feelings of comtemplation. St Bartholomews has the highest naves in Europe, a number of beautiful paintings ornamenting the perimeter, all combining to provide an unforgettable experience. Churches hold years of history that have this mystical impact on us that is difficult to neglect. Meditating in such an environment is a great way to unwind, or simply to try something new and different.
Ann Street, Brighton, BN1 4GP
Opening hours: Mon-Sat 10-1 & 2-4.30
Who said libraries were only dedicated to books? There is arguably no better place to find quiet and focus your concentration than a studious, local library.
Find a nice spot on the comfy pink sofas (a bit further past the children area) where you will get all the zen you need. Otherwise, you will find quieter areas upstairs with a few single desks and restful chairs.
Jubilee Street, Brighton, BN1 1GE
Opening hours: Mon-Tues-Thurs 10-7 Wed-Fri-Sat 10-5 Sun 11-5
We could not have concluded this selection without mentioning this oasis of calm. Give yourself a healthy and spiritual treat climbing up to this stunning spot overlooking the Dyke valley and you will feel more rejuvenated and empowered than ever. Not only is the view amazing, but you will also find all the tranquility you need. There is a large stretch of grass that’s free of people for much of the time where you can sit down, close your eyes and get away from the hustle and bustle of the City centre.
Five miles north of Brighton
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