See Brighton & Hove from 138 metres on BAi360

publication date: Jul 24, 2020
author/source: Anne Coates

BAi360BAi360, it is a viewing tower located directly on Brighton beach, where visitors travel in a giant glass viewing pod up to 138 metres high for 360 degree views on Brighton & Hove, the South Downs and all along the South Coast from Beachy Head to the Isle of Wight. 

Our flight bas booked for 5.30pm and as instructed we arrived half an hour before and didn't have to queue. The staff were all helpful and welcoming. We had our temperatures taken and a security check then we would able on the large area outside the pod. The barman was again cheerful and welcoming as we bought our drinks.

The pod arrived and was cleaned before admitting us. Sadly some people had no concept of social distancing and we hung back from the crowd. A range of health and safety measures have been implemented these can be read here or watch the video that shows you what to expect on a visit to BAi360.  The BAi360 has been accredited with Visit England’s We’re Good to Go industry mark.

Harriet in BAi360As lockdown eases and attractions are opening, the pod had reduced the number of people per flight and sections are clearly marked so you can maintain social distancing. Disappointingly some people ignored the guidelines. It was a beautiful late afternoon and the views were astonishing. There's also a bar on board. The flights last for 25 minutes and the pod is cleaned between each one.

The access to the pod is at street level, but you disembark at beach level which includes an exhibition detailing how BAi360 was built, a gift shop that stocks unique products many from local artists, West Beach Bar & Kitchen, and a café with a fabulous sea view terrace. 

We opted for the West Beach Bar & Kitchen where Harriet was delighted to see popcorn chicken on the menu and I had the vegan mezze. 

PWT rating: ♥♥♥♥♥

Book online for best prices and children under four go free.