• Arundel's majestic castle and cathedral dominate the skyline of the town as it is viewed across a bright green field with a wooden fence in the foreground

    History and heritage

    Discover some of the country's oldest and most beautiful architecture at historic sites in Arundel, Bognor Regis and Littlehampton.

  • Boats shaped as white swans look out into the distance on Mewsbrook Park Boating Lake

    Parks and gardens

    Sussex by the Sea boasts a fantastic selection of parks and gardens, including three Green Flag award winners!

  • A speedboat cruises along the turquoise water of the River Arun on a bright, sunny day with blue, green and red buildings overlooking it

    Where to stay

    Enjoy views over the River Arun, the sea or the stunning Sussex countryside with a range of quality accommodation to choose from.

  • Two women on brown horses ride through green grass on top of the South Downs countryside with blue sky and the sea in the background

    Walk, cycle and ride on the South Downs

    Explore the South Downs National Park - an area of outstanding natural beauty - on foot, by bike or on horseback.

  • Crowds gather by a music stage in Littlehampton bathed in the orange light of the setting sun

    What's on

    Take your pick from some great Sussex entertainment, from family fun days and festivals to unique sporting events.


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people sitting at cafe style table and chairs on the streets of Arundel


Quirky, fun and cosmopolitan, Arundel is ideally located between the South Downs and the Sussex coast. This modern market town is famous for its stunning castle and cathedral and fantastic annual arts festival. It's full of history and heritage, contemporary culture and leisure activities that the whole family will enjoy!








Bognor Regis

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To the Beach sign on a Beach Hut



Bognor Regis

A great family seaside resort for a Great British seaside holiday!

Known for long sunshine hours and vintage English coastal holiday charm, Bognor Regis boasts a clean, safe 'Seaside Award' winning beach, two 'Green Flag' parks and a great shopping centre too.


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The view upriver from Littlehampton Harbour along the new walkway


A popular south coast holiday resort, Littlehampton has so much to offer - including an award winning beach, bustling marina and harbour and unique modern architecture. Coastal holidays in the UK don’t come much more memorable than this!


South Downs

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Two women walking through wild flowers and woodland

South Downs and villages

Combine the best of English coast holidays with the acres of stunning and rolling countryside that is the South Downs. Picturesque and charming villages sit at foot of Britain's newest National Park - the perfect accompaniment to a traditional UK coastal holiday.

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Message to Visitors, Residents, Event Organisers and Hospitality Businesses

Coronavirus (Covid-19) guidance

Sadly, all attractions and hospitality businesses are now temporarily closed under UK Government guidance, which is necessarily and constantly evolving.

All residents and visitors with bookings should contact the individual businesses to check their operating status, postponement and cancellation policies.



Please keep up to date with the latest news from our local tourism & hospitality businesses and event organisers via our social media links at Facebook and Twitter

Following the message from the UK Prime Minister on 23 March 2020, ALL  CURRENT public events have been cancelled or postponed to a later date.  See the latest Arun District Council message to Event Organisers here

For those events still published on this site for later in the yearplease check with the event organiser direct before travelling.



Read the LATEST  COVID-19 INFORMATION for residents and local businesses 



The Park Authority has developed a new interactive map  to promote food and drink suppliers in and close to the National Park. Many businesses have adapted and are doing deliveries and/or collection only, to connect communities to the range of food and drink on offer. The map also showcases the community support groups who help deliver food & other vital supplies for the Park's rural communities.



Please check: sussexbythesea.com/tourism-business-centre  for  a round up of  and links to the latest  OFFICIAL business advice.



For the latest UK Government announcements and guidance along with lots more information, see  www.gov.uk/coronavirus


We look forward to welcoming more visitors to Sussex by the Sea soon.

For any tourist information queries, please email sussexbythesea@arun.gov.uk