Did you know Sussex has it's very own special day?
Sussex is a large, and beautiful county that has so much to celebrate, with a wealth of history, architecture, culture, beautiful coastline, the glorious South Downs National Park, and towns and villages as diverse as the people that populate them.
Put the 16th of June in your diary and celebrate - every year
The county motto is "We wun't be druv"; the flag is resplendent in blue (to echo the sea); yellow 'martlets' (extinct birds sadly) the colour of sunshine; and the county song "Good Old Sussex by the Sea" is rousing enough to stir the soul of residents and visitors alike!
Read on to see a wide range of ways that YOU can celebrate Sussex Day, safely, online, at home and observing the current social distancing rules in 2020.
Read about the origins of "Sussex by the Sea"
Discover Sussex Wildlife
With wonderful countryside, parks, beaches and walks there are plenty of opportunities to observe nature - all year round. For example, sites like WWT Arundel, RSPB Pulborough Brooks and Pagham Harbour Nature Reserves Littlehampton's West Beach and Climping Beach and of course the ever present South Downs National Park
Explore more of the Sussex story at one of our local museums
Virtually Visit Arundel Castle
This fabulous icon of West Sussex has nearly a 1,000 years of Sussex and English history witthin it's ramparts. Discover the wealth of information within it's ramparts and in it's glorious gardens. If you ever thought history was boring, this will change your mind!
Soak up the Sussex sunshine
Enjoy Sussex by the Sea's Outdoor Spaces
See all the latest news and ideas direct from many attractions and event organisers in Sussex by the Sea.
Just 'like' and follow Sussex by the Sea on Facebook and Twitter to see, comment and share what's going on. You can also share your beautiful pictures of the district with us by tagging @sussexbythesearun on Instagram
Try using the hashtags #sussexbytheseasons and #WestSussexWishlist too.
Browse the free Sussex by the Sea Visitor Guide for Inspiration
Plan your next Sussex by the Sea visit and activities in the online colourful guide that's packed full of ideas for things to do and places to visit in and around Arundel, Bognor Regis, Littlehampton and the South Downs.
Be inspired and dream now about your visit to West Sussex later
We are very much looking forward to welcoming lots of visitors to Sussex by the Sea as soon as it is safe to travel and visit.
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