The coast of East and West Sussex presents a string of seaside resorts within a diverse landscape of dramatic cliffs, rocky shores and sandy coves. At the Eastern end, the beach at Camber is characterised by miles of sand dunes perfect for bucket and spade holidays.
On the Western boundary, the harbour at Chichester provides a safe haven for sailing. In between are many contrasting highlights including sandy beaches interspersed with pebbly outcrops, great for fossil hunting and a submerged primeval petrified forest.
A sense of romance and adventure is evinced in the lively maritime history of fishing, smuggling and shipwrecks along the Sussex coast, while Roman ruins and Martello towers are reminders of the coast’s constant vulnerability to invasion. Sea bathing was first popularised during Queen Victoria’s reign and the legacy of this fashionable past-time remains in every one of the seaside towns, each with its own particular charm. View our Coastal Sussex cottages here: Coastal Sussex Cottages.