10 reasons to visit West Sussex
In association with Haven Church Farm
Located on the southern coast of England, West Sussex is bursting with idyllic views, a range of shopping locations, beaches and countryside. Here you will find historic, charming towns which are perfect for a modern and cultural lifestyle.
1. Best thing about the coast
It really has to be the range of stunning views that West Sussex is blessed with, from the expansive heights of the South Downs to the never-ending sea view from one of the many beaches.
2. Best beach
There are many beaches to choose from. If you like sand and a lively beach atmosphere, head to the West Wittering, known to locals as 'God's Pocket', for a full day relaxing in the sun before grabbing your board and hitting the surf.
3. Best child-friendly café
Located in the seaside town of Littlehampton, Mewsbrook Park Café is lovely for families - you can even reach it by miniature railway! The staff are friendly and the menu has a great range of options, plus next door there is a huge duck pond and park for an after lunch stroll.
4. Best pub
The Inglenook Hotel & Restaurant is located in Nyetimber, near Chichester. The building itself is a pleasure to look at and the atmosphere is always welcoming. The food is divine, with the menu featuring fresh crab, fish and lobster. You can dine inside, or out in the garden where there is a smoke house and children's playhouse.
5. Best child-free night out
For something that is a little out of ordinary yet an intimate and fun night out, check out Arundel's Jailhouse, where there's always something going on, from comedy nights to murder mystery dinners, as well as the thrilling Arundel Ghost Experience!
6. Best outside space
Situated in the cathedral town of Arundel, Swanbourne Lake is a quaint boating lake filled with wildfowl and surrounded by countryside as far as the eye can see. It is overlooked by the magnificent Arundel Castle and close to a large putting green and playpark.
7. Best hidden gem
On a windy hill rich with wild flowers and butterflies sits Halnaker Windmill. It's a giant tower built in the 1740s, and although no longer in action, you can see inside and marvel at the sails. It's a place full of history and wonder, and the views are breath taking.
8. Best free visitor attraction
The 700 acre Petworth Park is great for nature lovers. Keep your eyes out for geese and swans in the large lake, and if you're really quiet, you might spot a fallow deer from the park's herd.
9. Best days out
This has to be Fishers Farm Park - I have yet to meet anyone who doesn't love it here as there's so much to do both inside and out. There is swimming, rides, animals, racing, bouncing, climbing and much, much more. It really does fill a whole day for every age.
10. Best places to shop
Chichester town is a mixture of larger chain shops and independent local businesses, with loads of places to eat, weekly markets and beautiful architecture that you can take in while you browse.
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