Arundel, Bognor Regis, Littlehampton & The South Downs

Know Before You Go West Sussex

Know Before You Go!

Planning to visit the towns, beaches and countryside of 'Sussex by the Sea'? 

Scroll down the page for some helpful advice, inspiration and information for your visit to Arundel, Bognor Regis, Littlehampton & The South Downs

 

#RespectProtectEnjoy

 

Welcome Back! What's Open?

SUSSEX BY THE SEA IS SLOWLY AND SAFELY OPENING FOR BUSINESS AND FOR VISITS.

Following recent government announcements, some, but not all retail businesses and gardens and visitor attractions have started to open, when and where they are they are able to adopt effective social distancing policies.

More attractions and other hospitality businesses are set to open, where possible over the coming weeks - subject to the latest government guidance.

 

Who's open - or planning to be soon?

Please click here to see our latest list including those with the "Good To Go" kitemark.

Each attraction and business will have different social distancing challenges and some may not be able to open as quickly as others.

For the safety of visitors, residents, guests, customers and the business owners and staff, please observe the signage and SOCIAL DISTANCING DIRECTIONS provided at each establishment.

 

Information updated 10 July 2020

 

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Current News for Visitors and Residents

QUESTIONS?

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Please see the answers to Frequently Asked Questions here 

If you can't find the answer to your question, please email sussexbythesea@arun.gov.uk There may be a delay in responding to queries.
 

 

 

LOOKING FOR REASSURANCE?

 

Visit Britain Good To Go Covid-19 Reassurance Kite Mark 2020

VisitEngland, along with the other tourist organisations of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and the UK government, has launched a new industry standard mark as a way of supporting tourism businesses and providing reassurance to visitors. The industry standard is a way of letting you know which businesses have made necessary changes to their day-to-day workings, including social distancing measures and staff training.
Keep an eye out for the mark when planning your trip online.
 
Launched in late June 2020, more businesses and organisations are signing up all the time, so keep checking back as we update the information.
   
 
 
 

THE SOUTH DOWNS NATIONAL PARK

South Downs National Park artwork

The South Downs National Park has it all – rolling hills, glorious heathland, river valleys, ancient woodland, thriving villages and market towns, and the iconic white cliffs of the Heritage Coast. Covering over 1600 square kilometres of England’s most valued lowland landscapes in the busiest part of the UK.

If you visit the National Park, please observe the “three Rs” by exercising Restraint, Responsibility and Respect.
  • Restraint in observing social distancing at all times.
  • Responsibility for your health and the health of all those you encounter.
  • Respect for the communities you visit and the wildlife you encounter, particularly by avoiding the busiest locations.
PLEASE read and abide by these rules and the 10 guidelines on accessing the National Park safely:
The Park Authority has developed a new interactive map  to promote food and drink suppliers in and close to the National Park. 
 
 
 

We look forward to welcoming more visitors to Sussex by the Sea and hope that this is the start of a gradual easing of restrictions, which will increase over time.

For more information, advice and inspiration please follow our social media channels on Facebook  Twitter  Instagram 

 
 

 

NOT READY TO VISIT JUST YET? 

YOU CAN STILL ENJOY SUSSEX BY THE SEA SAFELY FROM HOME

Read our blogs for inspiration and if you can't visit at the moment, we encourage you to 'Dream Now and Visit Later'

Why not plan your 'West Sussex Wishlist' of the attractions you most want to visit, when the time is right and safe for you.

Watch this great video for some inspiration

 

 

 

WHAT'S ON

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Following the message from the UK Prime Minister on 23 March 2020, sadly, ALL  CURRENT public events have been cancelled or postponed to a later date.  See the latest Arun District Council message to Event Organisers here
 
As soon as restrictions are lifted, and we are able to promote events in Sussex by the Sea, details will be published on the What's On Calendar and shared on the Sussex by the Sea social media. 
 
 
 

 

IMPORTANT MESSAGES TO HELP KEEP US ALL SAFE

Busy Areas

Be careful of busy areas. We have several miles of beaches in the district. If you are unable to follow social distancing guidelines, please find somewhere less busy.

BE CAREFUL AND AVOID BUSY AREAS
 
We have several miles of beaches in the district.
If you are unable to follow social distancing guidelines, please find somewhere less busy. Thank you!
 

 

Visiting Our Beaches?

Message from Arun District Council. If you're visiting our beaches and seafronts, please be respectful and safe. Please observe social distancing guidance at all times. Thank you!

PLEASE BE RESPECTFUL AND SAFE

 

If you're visiting our beaches and seafronts, please be respectful and safe.
Please observe social distancing guidance at all times. Thank you!

 

 

RESPECT THE WATER!

We have recently dealt with several incidents of members of the public getting into difficulties in the water. This has been frightening for all involved. Please respect the power of the water and stay safe.

 

PLEASE RESPECT THE POWER OF THE WATER 

 

We have recently dealt with several incidents of members of the public getting into difficulties in the water.

This has been frightening for all involved.

Please respect the power of the water and stay safe.

 

 

RED FLAGS MEAN DANGER!

When we are flying red flags on our beaches, do NOT enter the water! There are dangerous currents in those areas and we may not have lifeguards on duty.

 

RED FLAGS MEAN DANGER

 

When we are flying red flags on our beaches, DO NOT enter the water! 

There are dangerous currents in those areas and we may not have lifeguards on duty.

 

 

 

Take Your Litter Home

Message to please take your litter home with you , Link opens in a new window to the Arun District Council website

PLEASE TAKE YOUR LITTER HOME

 

If the bins in our open spaces are full, please take your rubbish home, don't leave litter behind.

Why not pack an extra bag to take your picnic or takeaway rubbish home for recycling? 

We are working hard to keep on top of things, but you need to do your bit too!  

You'll be helping us look after the District  so that everyone can continue to enjoy the open spaces. Thank You!

 

 

 

RESIDENTS AND LOCAL BUSINESSES

Arun District Council logo with link to read the latest local Covid-19 information provided by Arun District Council

RESIDENTS AND LOCAL BUSINESSES

Read the latest local COVID-19 INFORMATION provided by Arun District Council  

 

 

Tourism Business Centre

 

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TOURISM, HOSPITALITY BUSINESSES & EVENT ORGANISERS

Please check the Tourism Business Centre for links to the latest business advice from specialist hospitality sector sources AND the Arun District Council Business & Regeneration team

 

 

Latest Government Advice

UK Government Logo with link to latest Coronavirus information

LATEST UK GOVERNMENT GUIDELINES

For the latest UK Government guidance  see  www.gov.uk/coronavirus/FAQs