Forests, Lakes & Beaches in Sussex

If you are looking for an affordable day out and a chance to immerse yourself in nature, head to one of the beaches, lakes and forests in Sussex. 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.

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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Sheffield Park and Garden National Trust

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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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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Places to walk and explore

Home to 140 miles of coastline, Sussex has some of the UK’s most beautiful beaches. Visitors can choose from a selection of the best beaches in Sussex such as the traditional seaside town of Bognor Regis or the vibrant city of Brighton with a pier and pebble beach.

Further in land you can explore acres of woodlands at Bedgebury National Pinetum and Forest. With a Play Trail, miles of cycling trails and Go Ape tree top adventures for more adventurous guests.

For a more tranquil day, visit Bewl Water, one of our favourite lakes in Sussex, and enjoy a boating trip, camping, fishing, wildlife spotting or a relaxing walk. Bewl Water covers 800 acres of land making it the ideal destination for anyone looking to unwind and escape modern life.