Pétanque started in the South of France in 1907 and now millions play this most popular version of boules worldwide.

Pétanque is an extremely inclusive sport that can be played equally by both men and women irrespective of age, physical fitness or ability.


From May to September we play every Thursday evening Weather permitting.  We play on the Petanque terrain on the seafront in Hove by the Peace statue at 6pm.

We are a friendly,  inclusive  group who enjoy the fun of the game and at some point in the future we'll then go on for a drink at a local LGBTQ+ friendly place 




Where and When we play

The Brighton and Hove Petanque terrain is on the seafront, adjacent to the Peace Statue and Meeting Place cafe, at the eastern end of Hove Lawns.

It's available and free to use 24 hrs a day 365 days a year.  However, there's no lighting so as the light fades and it becomes difficult to play beyond September, we have Ad hoc games at the weekends throughout the year.   It's best to start by 12 midday as The Brighton and Hove Petanque Club start their games every Saturday and Sunday at 1pm.

We meet every Thursday at 6pm to start play at 6.15pm, weather permitting from May to October.

What it costs

There is no charge to play.

Equipment is provided

All equipment is provided, on a loan basis for the season. 

If you have not played before we can support you with rules of the game.