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. 

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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!
 
The town centres in both seaside towns have thriving traffic free shopping areas with level access to most shops and there are Shopmobility schemes in both towns.
 
 
 
 
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Arundel is an historic market town that has developed nearly a 1,000 years around the Norman Castle on the side of a very steep hill. This does mean that unfortunately wheelchair access is not quite so easy

 
However, on the south east of the town, from the railway station and A27, The Causeway,,Arundel Lido 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 Medieval 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 (WWT), 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
 
 
 
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Arundel town is situated at the foot of the South Downs National Park

The natural geography of the area means access to the Park involves chalk and flint paths and steep hills in most areas. Click on the following link for inspiration and information on access to the Park, including the Miles Without Stiles project, and take a look arounf the National Park website for more ideas.
 
 
 

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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

 
 
 
 
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View the Sussex by the Sea Visitor Guide

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

 

 

 

 

 

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 Regis Centre and Visitor Information Point  in Bognor Regis has very good access on ground level. Visitor information leaflets are available for personal collection and free tourism website access is soon to be provided. 

Tourism leaflets and local information are available to collect from the following Littlehampton Visitor Information Points  all located just a few minutes' (level) walk from the seafront, river and town centre:

 

 

 

 

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 accesibility inspiration about visiting England if you have particular eeds 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.