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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Bodium Castle

Bodiam Castle Bodiam, Robertsbridge TN32 5UA
One of Britain’s most perfectly picturesque medieval Castles. The castle rises majestically from the moat, with spiral stairs, towers, battlements and ruins where knights once roamed – Bodiam Castle is a place where you can let your imagination run free. Visit the café or tea-room for homemade meals and cakes.
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Michelham Priory House & Gardens

Michelham Priory House & Gardens Michelham Priory Road, Upper Dicker, near Hailsham, East Sussex
Michelham Priory boasts England’s longest medieval water filled moat and offers a great day out for all the family. The moat encircles a site steeped in history dating back to 1229, from its foundation by Augustinian canons, through the destruction caused by the dissolution of the monasteries in Tudor times…
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Borde Hill Garden

Borde Hill Garden Borde Hill Lane, Haywards Heath, West Sussex
This heritage Garden is renowned for its rare shrubs and champion trees, created from specimens accumulated by the great plant collectors and tended with passion by four generations of the Stephenson Clarke family. Borde Hill combines outstanding vistas with tranquil outdoor garden rooms, including the fragrant Rose Garden and scenic…
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Brighton Marina

Brighton Marina Waterfront, Brighton
The largest marina in the UK. With an 8 screen cinema, 26- lane bowling alley, glow in the dark golf and casino, there’s never a dull moment. If you love to shop, you’ll enjoy exploring a selection of specialist stores, fashion, home furnishings, gifts, accessories and even designer kitchens. For…
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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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Heaven Farm

Heaven Farm, Furners Green, Uckfield, East Sussex
In the heart of Sussex visit our 100 acre award winning farm with beautiful Bluebell woodland and nature trail with wallabies and deer. Come and stay in our spacious caravan and camping site, which is always popular so book well in advance.
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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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Herstmonceux Castle

Herstmonceux Castle Estate, Wartling Road Entrance, Hailsham, East Sussex BN27 1RN
The beautiful 300-acre estate has formal gardens, woodland trails, meadows, and lakes, all set around a majestic 15th century moated castle. For younger visitors, there is an outdoor play area, giant tree swing and the family challenge of the Marlow Rope Maze.
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