Brighton is lucky to have Yellowave – and Kemptown even luckier to have it on this part of the beach. Four courts of golden sand are used for Beach volley ball and other beach ball sports – and it’s busy throughout the year. A team of enthusiastic young coaches offer beach volleyball classes at a range of levels and there are four, three and two-a-side league matches running throughout the week. Key to Yellowave’s popularity as much as the sports facilities is its Barefoot Cafe, which is open to all – and seems as popular with players enjoying a post-match coffee and snack or glass of wine as it is with young families who enjoy the clean and spacious sandpit. An airy clubhouse, with wide windows looking straight out to sea, is a popular spot for yoga and other classes and for children’s parties. Access in summer is easy from the main part of Kemptown, via the Madeira lift, which is open from Easter until September. The brainchild of husband-and-wife team Katie and Spencer Mintram and Katie’s late father Alan, Yellowave combines a family and inclusive feel with great management.