visit the coast, book hotels, Bognor Regis and Selsey
Bognor Regis is a popular holiday resort in the traditional English style. The town claims to be the sunniest place in the UK with the greatest number of sunshine hours! It has good access from the A27 the main south coast through route.
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The town was a quiet fishing village until it was 'discovered' by Sir Richard Hotham in the 1780s who thought that it would be an excellent location for a spa. He bought a large area of land and developed it for that purpose. Development of the resort has continued through the years and it achieved its royal accolade - Regis - in 1929 when George V popped down for a few days.
Today there are many attractions for the tourist and plenty to keep children amused as well. The beach is sandy, clean and long so space is not a problem. There is an attractive pier as well to keep you amused. Local fishermen still operate from the beach and fresh fish is sometimes available fro the boats.
Selsey is a small town that traditionally was engaged in the fishing industry but which now relies more on tourism for its livelihood. Although it is still renown for the quality of its shellfish.
Selsey Bill refers to the headland on which the town is located that juts out into the English Channel. There are good beaches all around the town with the eastern beach being the most popular. Swimming is generally safe along the main beach area but not around the headland where there are strong currents. A lifeboat station is located on the headland.What to see in Bognor Regis
Bognor Pier - has amusements and cafes - it is the venue for the annual Birdman event - trying to fly from the pier!!
Arun Leisure Centre and Fred Lyons Pool
Tourist Information Centre - Belmont Street, Bognor Regis West Sussex PO21 1BJ Tel: (0) 1243 823140
Hotham Park - has a mini railway, crazy golf and a boating lake. Refreshments are available during the summer.
Arundel Castle - magnificent castle dating from the late 11th century. For details visit: Arundel Castle
Map of Bognor Regis
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Whether your idea of an ideal activity is sunbathing or you prefer something more strenuous, the chances are that you will be able to pursue this at the coast. There is a wide selection of activities that can be found on our coastline - these range from a gentle stroll to the next bay, to swimming and snorkelling, to more energetic activities such as sailing, surfing, windsurfing and kite sailing. See Activities section.
Attractions - see listings pages
A huge selection of attractions are available within the coastal area and this section will have details of many of them. From piers and harbours to fun fairs and roller coasters, the listings will have details of what's available in your chosen area. For details of attractions look in the resort pages.
The National Lobster Hatchery - Padstow
Pubs, restaurants and shopping guide
The listings section will also have details of pubs, restaurants, nightclubs and shops available in the locality. Restaurants and shops coming soon.....
The Beach Pub - Exmouth
We will bring you feature articles about the coastline and news items about life in the coastal area. contributions to this section are welcome.