The county is close to Hampshire, Kent and Surrey and to the south of the county is the English Channel. The geography of the county provides a variety of landscapes, from coastal areas to countryside, seaside resorts and postcard perfect villages.
Things to do in Sussex
Brighton Beach is the most popular beach in England. The many bars, clubs, restaurant and entertainment that stretch across its seven mile length make it a bustling popular spot, the famous shingle beach is also quiet enough for you to stop, soak in the atmosphere with and ice cream or fish and chips. Hove Beach is a calmer seafront, within walking distance westerly from Brighton Beach. The beach is famous for its iconic beach huts.
Sussex is home to the South Downs where you can take a walk through the Arlington Bluebell Walks or visit the special gardens, High Beaches, Borde Hill and Merriments Gardens.
There is plenty to do for the whole family. Sussex has a Go Ape adventure park situated in Crawley, or visit the Brighton Sea Life Centre which is home to over 1,500 creatures for the whole family to say hello to. Over in Hastings, you can visit the Smugglers Adventure attraction, where you can discover the town’s wicked smuggling past in a fun way.
Sussex has many sites of huge historical significance. Visitors cannot go to Sussex without visiting the site of the Battle of Hastings, hugely important to our national heritage. Rudyard Kipling and Virginia Woolf had homes in Sussex, which you are able to visit. You can take a trip to Newhaven Fort, or call to have a look at one of the historic castles in Sussex, Arundel, Bodiam and Herstmonceux.