Forests, Lakes & Beaches

Home to 140 miles of coastline, Sussex has some of the UK’s most beautiful beaches. Whether you’re looking for a perfect Summer’s day out or a blustery walk to blow the cobwebs away, we’ve got it all. Further in land you can explore acres of forest at Bedgebury or enjoy boating trips at Bewl Water.

RSPB Nature Reserves

A wonderful mix of wetland, woodland and heathland. Spot birds and butterflies along our trails, enjoy views across the landscape, or a hands -on nature experience.
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RSPB Dungeness

RSPB Dungeness Boulderwell Farm, Dungeness Rd, Romney, Marsh
Jutting out into the English Channel, Dungeness is the UK’s only desert landscape and home to many special animals including lizards, rare bumblebees and the endemic Sussex emerald moth. It is a magnet for all kinds of birdlife, from huge flocks of waterbirds to beautiful birds of prey, notably hobbies…
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RSPB Pulborough Brooks Nature Reserve

RSPB Pulborough Brooks A283, Pulborough RH20 2EL
In the glorious South Downs National Park, Pulborough Brooks has amazing views of the Arun Valley. It provides an all-year-round home for nature, with highlights including the nightingale, famed for the beauty of its song, whistling wigeons in flooded winter meadows, and pretty butterflies and dragonflies amongst the wild flowers…
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Visit 1066 Country

Visit 1066 Country 57 High Street, Hastings TN34 3EN
Experience the echoes of England’s extraordinary past in this unique blend of historic coast and unspoilt countryside. With its famous arts, music and medieval festivals, enchanting gardens and walks, attractions to suit all ages, museums and castles, antique shops and unrivalled local produce. There is no other place with such…
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The Beachy Head Story

The Beachy Head Story Beachy Head, Beachy Head Road, Eastbourne BN20 7YA
From prehistoric sea creatures and ancient monuments through to smugglers and mystical fairy loaves, this NEW exhibition, visitor centre and gift shop at the start of the South Downs National Park reveals the stories behind the people who lived, worked and were inspired by the spectacular landscape around one of…
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Leonardslee Lakes and Gardens

Leonardslee Lakes & Gardens Brighton Road, Lower Beeding, Horsham, West Sussex RH13 6PP
Leonardslee Lakes and Gardens – ‘The Finest Woodland Gardens in England’ – are Grade I Listed and feature outstanding displays all year round, with plants collected since the 1800s and many rare ‘champion’ trees.
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Sheffield Park and Garden

Sheffield Park and Garden Sheffield Park, near Uckfield, East Sussex
This National Trust landscape garden and surrounding historic parkland is well known for its spectacular autumn colour, but is glorious in all seasons. Originally designed in the 18th Century by gardening greats such as Capability Brown and Humphry Repton, the garden contains four lakes joined by a waterfall and cascade,…
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Tilgate Park and Nature Centre

Tilgate Park and Nature Centre Tilgate Park, Tilgate Drive, Crawley, West Sussex RH10 5PQ
The Award winning Tilgate Park and Nature Centre, situated on the outskirts of Crawley, is a true gem. Boasting a mix of open spaces, lakes, woodlands and landscaped gardens including a Walled garden with an event space, children’s maze and a café. There are water sports on the main lake,…
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Harbour Park

harbour park windmill road, seafront, littlehampton, west sussex
Harbour Park, excitement for all age’s right on Littlehampton’s award winning sandy beach. In our outdoor environment, take a spin on the Whirlpool Waltzer or swim the high seas with our friendly fish on the Ocean Coaster, try the family favourites such as the Dodgems and Adventure Golf. For the…
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