Personalise your visit

Inspire Me!

Close panel
Who is going?
What do you want to find?
When are you going?
Where are you going?
Bognor RegisLittlehamptonArundel South Downs Way
Special requirements

Celebrate Sussex Day in Sussex by the Sea 2020

Did you know Sussex has it's very own special day?

Put the 16th of June in your diary - every year

The Sussex County Flag

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, with towns and villages as diverse as the people that populate them.



The county motto is "We won't be druv"; the flag is resplendent in blue (to echo the sea); yellow 'martlets' (exctinct 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 in 2020.


Event Organisers - If you are planning an event in the middle of June, even if it is 'online only' under current Covid-19 restrictions - why not adopt a 'Sussex Day' theme?
Read about the origins of "Sussex by the Sea" the county's unofficial anthem, written by William Ward-Higgs in South Bersted, Bognor Regis

Discover Sussex Wildlife at WWT Arundel, RSPB Pulborough Brooks and Pagham Harbour Nature Reserves      


Explore more of the Sussex story at one of our local museums at ArundelBognor  RegisLittlehampton and Rustington  
Virtually Visit Arundel Castle - a fabulous icon of West Sussex with nearly a 1,000 years of Sussex... and English ... history
Soak up the Sussex sunshine (observing social disatnce guidelines if necessary and with plenty of sun cream of course!) and imagine yourself on one of our award winning beaches  
Enjoy the summer trees and plants in one of the district's award winning parks 
Be inspired by some more great activities across West Sussex
View the Sussex by the Sea Visitor Guide online and plan your next holiday or day trip to Sussex by the Sea - worth celebrating all year round! 

See all the latest news and ideas shared 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 hashtag #sussexbytheseasons too.


Plan your next Sussex by the Sea visit and activities for real using the free Sussex by the Sea Visitor Guide for Inspiration.

Available to view online this colorful guide is packed full of ideas for things to do and places to visit in and around Arundel, Bognor Regis,Littlehampton and the South Downs, once we are able to 

We are very much looking forward to welcoming lots of visitors to Sussex by the Sea as soon as it is safe to travel.

In the meantime #StaySafe and #StayatHome #SaveLives








This website uses cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. Learn about cookies. For more information about GDPR, data protection, and your privacy, please visit our Privacy Page.

Change cookie settings: