Perfect Day Out Littlehampon Day Trip

Just a stone’s throw along the coastline from Bognor Regis is the popular seaside resort of Littlehampton. With its beautiful beaches, attractive harbour, wide range of amusements, rides, cafes and restaurants, it’s easy to see why so many families choose to marshall the troops and head there for a smashing day out.

There has been lots of work going on in the town in recent years, which has made it even more of an attractive destination for people of all ages. So, if you’ve found yourself on holiday in West Sussex and fancy a trip to Littlehampton, here are just a few things you should most definitely do while you’re there…

Inside Littlehampton

Rides and Amusements

Whether you’ve got the kids in tow, or you’re just a big kid at heart, when you visit Littlehampton, a trip to Harbour Park Amusements in Windmill Road is a must. Situated right on the beach, adjacent to the Harbour and Marina, you can make the most of the multitude of funfair rides, or the indoor amusement arcade and there’s even a soft play centre in which to let the little ones run wild.

With the sea being so close by, it’s easy to combine a trip to Harbour Park with some time on the beach and of course, there are plenty of cafes and restaurants dotted around for when it comes time to feed hungry tummies!

Beautiful Beaches

Whether you prefer a beach with all the traditional seaside stalls and attractions, or one which has been left more as nature intended it, Littlehampton has miles of both.

Littlehampton beaches are so popular with visitors because, when the tide is out, they offer one of the largest areas of sandy beach that there is to find in this part of West Sussex, where many of the beaches are much more stony. For traditional UK beach holiday amusements, aim for East Beach, or for something a bit quieter, there’s West Beach, just on the other side of the river.

Crabbing In Littlehampton

Crabbing is a must when you visit Littlehampton and there are some great places to do it. From the end of the pier is a popular spot, as is the other side of the river around where the marina meets the sea. Just remember your buckets, lines and plenty of bacon to entice those crabs – or, if you’ve forgotten to bring it, there are plenty of shops in the town which can help you out.

Note – If you’re taking little ones crabbing on the West Beach side of the river, be careful not to let them too close to the river’s edge as the current can be extremely strong.

Arts and Culture

For something more educational, yet interesting and fun, take a wander to Littlehampton Museum, which has a fantastic programme of events, exhibitions, displays, workshops and family activities throughout the year.

Enjoy Bronze Age, Iron Age and Roman archaeology, beautiful fossils found in the region, and learn the history of the town from its origins as a Roman Settlement through the Victorian era to the present day.

Admission to the Museum is free and it can be found at the top of the High Street at the junction between the High Street and Church Street.


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