The term staycation has become more widely used in the last couple of years, in no small part due to the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic.
While we’ve hopefully put complete lockdowns behind us, thanks to the success of the UK vaccination programme, there is still the possibility that other countries may see an outbreak which will prevent travel to and from the area.
With such uncertainty, many people are choosing to stay at home again this year for their holidays, because of the problems and upheaval that last minute travel restrictions could bring for a holiday abroad.
However, there’s a positive side to the fact that more people are choosing to stay at home for summer 2022 – it’s a great opportunity to discover all of the fantastic places to go and things to do in the UK.
So, with Blue Monday on the horizon, and many people feeling the post-Christmas blues around this time of year, why not give yourself something to look forward to, by planning a spectacular summer staycation in the UK?
Here are a few ideas to get you started if you’re looking for a summer staycation in Bognor Regis and the surrounding areas…
Traditional British Seaside Holiday
Bognor Regis is the perfect place for a UK summer staycation and we’re not just being biased. For more than a century, even kings and queens have enjoyed a trip to our area, for the stunning coastline, beautiful weather and traditional seaside experience which makes it unique and truly special. Take a walk along the promenade, have a paddle in the sea, check out the amusements and treat the family to some ice cream or fish and chips. All of the things that you love about a traditional British seaside resort are here to see and do.
Historic Hotels and Luxurious Beach Huts
When planning a UK summer staycation in Bognor Regis, it’s important to get your accommodation right. That way you’ll ensure a comfortable base for enjoying your holiday to the max. Popular destinations include The Royal Norfolk Hotel which is situated right on the seafront. With spectacular views of the stunning Bognor Regis coastline, this hotel dates back to the 1830s and has been visited by the Emperor Napoleon III of France and various descendants of Queen Victoria.
There’s also the highly rated Beachcroft Hotel which you can find a little further east along the coastline. More recently they have opened a series of absolutely stunning Beach Hut Suites which are located right on Felpham’s beautiful beach with uninterrupted coastal views. They accommodate up to two adults and two children in a mezzanine level double bed and a separate bunk bed room. While you’re there, check out Blake’s Bar and Beach Terrace on the seafront, which is also run by the hotel.
Book An Airbnb
As Bognor Regis locals, it’s always lovely to bump into people who have booked accommodation down here on the south coast and chosen to spend their holiday time enjoying and exploring the many things to do in our area. We’re proud of the fact that it is the sunniest town in the UK, with plenty to see and do for the whole family – and that’s why there’s often plenty of self catering accommodation to book in Bognor Regis through Airbnb. So, get a group of friends or family together and come and look forward to enjoying the place we call home.
Being so close to the South Downs it naturally means a great opportunity for some outdoors living. Summer is a lovely time of year to indulge in a spot of camping and there are some fabulous sites around in the local area. And, if you fancy really going upmarket, why not try a spot of glamping? Check out the Safari Lodges of Concierge Camping in Bosham as just one example of how to live the high life while enjoying the Great Outdoors. Bosham is just a short drive from Bognor Regis and you can visit the beach for family fun during your stay.
Butlins Bognor Regis Summer Staycation
With all of the amazing things to see and do on our doorstep, it’s easy to forget that Billy Butlin so loved Bognor Regis that he chose to set up an amusement park here an amazing 90 years ago! Since then it has grown to become the much loved flagship holiday park – Butlin’s Bognor Regis – a popular destination for people of all ages who are looking for a UK summer staycation.
Get Exploring – The Possibilities Are Endless!
The thing we really love about Bognor Regis is the fact that there’s such a diversity of choice which will guarantee you have every chance of finding the UK summer staycation that’s right for you. From grown up getaways to family fun, rural splendour to a traditional British seaside holiday experience, there’s bags of opportunity to make a Bognor Regis staycation exactly what you want it to be. So, if you’re feeling the Blue Monday slump, why not get exploring what’s out there and give yourself plenty of reason to smile!