Accessibility Information for Sussex by the Sea

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Accessible Sussex by the Sea

Here you'll find information about accessibility in Sussex by the Sea and some useful links for further information.  Whether you are looking to book a holiday, visit for the day, go shopping or enjoy the fresh sea and country air we hope that this information will help you make a suitable choice.  


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Bognor Regis and Littlehampton  are both situated on the coastal plain between the South Downs and the English Channel, so benefit from flat, level terrain.  Both town centres have thriving traffic free shopping areas with level access to most shops. There are thriving Shopmobility schemes in both towns.

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Both seaside resorts have long level promenades alongside the sand and shingle beaches - which have shared access for pedestrians, wheelchairs, buggies, skaters, skateboarders and cyclists - so with care, the fresh air can be enjoyed by all!
Arundel illustrated icon featuring wording knights helmet with feather plumeArundel is an historic market town situated at the foot of the South Downs National Park which has developed over 950 years around the Norman Castle on the side of a steep hill. This does mean that unfortunately wheelchair access is not quite so easy in some areas of the town.
However, on the south east of the town, The Causeway and Arundel Lido (from the rail station and A27) and Mill Road are all on flat terrain and provide wonderful views up to the castle and cathedral. Mill Road provides a very pleasant ‘promenade’ and is easily accessible from the main car / coach park immediately opposite the main castle entrance. This wide tree-lined avenue runs alongside the impressive Norman / Victorian castle to Swanbourne Lake, Arundel Wetlands Centre and The Black Rabbit riverside pub.
The lower half of the High Street and Tarrant Street, where the main shops are located, is also flat, although the pavements are narrow in places. There is a one-way traffic system (west) in Tarrant Street. See some helpful maps here.
The town has a wealth of historic buildings, dating from the Mediaeval to 19th Century. Many of these are now small independent shops and galleries, but due to their historic nature there is limited access for wheelchair users. However, the shopkeepers are a helpful bunch, so are happy to help if required.
Arundel’s larger visitor attractions such as the Castle, Roman Catholic Cathedral, and the Arundel Wetlands Centre, all have facilities for wheelchair users and welcome visitors of all abilities. It is advisable to telephone in advance to check that they have facilities suitable for your particular needs

View the Visitor Guide

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You can view, download or request your own copy of the Sussex by the Sea Visitor Guide for Arundel, Bognor Regis, Littlehampton and surrounding areas. When reading the guide online you can resize the viewing screen to your requirements. If you require a large-print or braille version of the guide please email with your postal address


Disbled Go logo We also partner with Disabled Go, an organisation who collect information on all sorts of venues around the country. Please see details of locations in the Arun District (Sussex by the Sea) which have been assessed by Disabled Go

Accessible Visitor Information Points

Arundel Museum and Visitor Information Point is located in a new building opposite the Castle and next to the largest Car Park in town. There is a ramp into the (ground floor) building and volunteers are on hand to guide and assist if required.

The Bognor Regis Observer and Visitor Information Point has very good access with ramps and handrails. Visitor information leaflets are available for personal collection and free tourism website access is provided. The local newspaper, The Bognor Regis Observer, also has an office in this building and there is a hearing loop installed.

The Littlehampton Visitor Information Centre is located in the Look & Sea Visitor Centre on the east bank of the River Arun. Access is easy with ramps for wheelchairs and 90% of the attraction (except the top of the tower) is accessible, with a lift to all three floors. There is a hearing loop installed and all floors are well lit with large windows.

Accessible attractions and accommodation

When you search for things to do and where to stay in the Arundel, Bognor Regis and Littlehampton areas you’ll see whether a business has accessible facilities when you click on its facilities tab. You can then use the contact details provided to find out more.

If accessibility is a special requirement for your holiday, you can also select this option when using 'Customise Your Visit' to generate a list of attractions, accommodation, venues and other tourism providers that have accessible facilities..

Useful links

Find more inspiration about visiting England if you have access needs and see some useful links to organisations that may be able to help further.

More information on the accessibility of this website is also available.