Relocating to Bognor Regis – a guide to the local area

People all over the UK choose to relocate to the south coast and it’s easy to see why.

With plenty of sunshine, a whole host of amazing things to do and gorgeous stretches of coastline to enjoy, it’s a happy way to live around Bognor Regis and West Sussex as a whole.

So, whether you’re relocating for work, family, or just for a new adventure, here’s a bit more about the area which surrounds Bognor Regis to help you find the perfect place to call home.

Aldwick and Rose Green

A quieter area to live in than Bognor Regis town itself, this lovely local parish, out in the suburbs to the west, offers the perfect place for families with children and it’s also a popular retirement destination.

Here you can check out the likes of West Park and Marine Park Gardens for a leisurely stroll, not to mention the lovely beaches. House prices are slightly more expensive here than in Bognor Regis and the city of Chichester is within easy reach at only six miles away.

Bognor Regis

Sheltered by the Selsey peninsula and the South Downs, this traditional seaside town is officially the sunniest place in Britain.

Here you’ll enjoy a great community atmosphere, clean beaches and plenty of shops, bars and restaurants to entertain you, not to mention historic sites and the natural beauty of the South Downs right on your doorstep.

When entertainment is what you like, there’s never nothing to do. Bognor Regis makes a lovely place to live, with public transport in abundance too.

Felpham, Middleton on Sea and Elmer

Once you get past Butlins Bognor Regis and Hotham Park, you’ll stumble across the lovely village and civil parish of Felpham and then further to the east, the villages of Middleton on Sea and Elmer.

This is a great area in which to raise a family, with a big focus on sporting activities and outdoors living, such as with the Felpham Colts youth football team (one of the best in West Sussex) and Felpham’s very own sports centre – the Arun Leisure Centre. It also has two primary schools, its own community college and a sprawling, well tended recreation ground which leads nicely to the coastline.

The lovely peaceful beauty carries on into the villages of Middleton on Sea and Elmer and the great thing about living here is that the gorgeous beaches are often empty, thanks to the lack of parking nearby, which makes it perfect for those who can walk or jog there!

North Bersted

A civil parish made up of North Bersted and Shripney. There are lots of new builds located here, many of which are surrounded by lovely countryside. It also has incredibly easy access to Chichester and Portsmouth, thanks to the new roads and bypasses which have opened up in recent years.

The majority of properties are owned by middle aged to retirement age people (slightly higher than the national average), so you’ll be in for an arguably quieter existence than the hustle and bustle of Bognor Regis town, or the family vibe of Felpham.

Nyetimber and Pagham

This delightfully peaceful area can be divided into three neighbourhoods, which appear to make up a larger village as a whole. Here you have:

– Pagham Beach, a beautiful coastal area made up mainly of bungalows and a great retreat for the recently retired, it was developed in the early 20th century.
– Pagham, the original 13th century village – there are some fantastic village pubs here to walk to. It might be a little off the beaten track, for those looking to access towns and cities for work, but it has a great community atmosphere and makes an excellent stop off on the way to the Goodwood Circuit.
– Nyetimber, originally a separate village, but now part of the area as a whole. Again a beautiful, if quiet, place to live, but so lovely that the village even has its own vineyard which produces some delicious West Sussex wines.

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