The south coast of England sprawls over a large section of the country. This article will focus on the coastal areas so that you can enjoy the beach as well as city life on your trip. Enjoy a dose of fresh sea air on the coast, and return from your break away feeling energized and refreshed.
Why Visit The Sea?
Only a very few people don’t enjoy a trip to the seaside, especially when it’s accompanied by an ice cream, long evenings, BBQ’s on the beach, and nostalgically reminiscing on days gone by when weekends were spent with your parents and grandparents on the beach during the summer. Sit back on a sun lounger and read for hours on end as the gentle sound of the tide splashing relaxes you. The pressures of everyday life and the working week seem to dissipate when you’re laying by the shore, so take note and discover how best to enjoy the south coast of the UK.
Three days in Chichester should be sufficient enough to see the highlights of what this small city has to offer. What it might lack in size, it certainly makes up for traditional English pubs, green parks and lawns, an impressive Norman cathedral, and small quirky independent shops. To eat, head to the pubs that serve quality food and enjoy a pint outside in Chichester’s numerous pub gardens.
Be sure to explore the countryside that surrounds this pleasant city, as The South Downs are truly something to behold. Check out the many cycle routes available and set out in pursuit of rolling hills, large expansive landscapes, and sunny meadows.
Go To Brighton
Brighton beach is staggeringly busy in the height of summer, and many from all around flock to enjoy its atmosphere and sun-soaked shoreline. You’ll be hard pushed to find a quiet spot here; however, if you venture in the direction of Hove, you will be far more likely to claim a patch of the beach as your own. A fair few fish restaurants sit beside the shore, so consider popping in to sample the freshly caught catch of the day. Brighton is renowned for being a lively city full of excitement, pubs and bars, and with an eclectic mix of people and personalities. It’s a good fun day out, so head over to enjoy it.
Head to Beachy Head
Not far from Brighton is Eastbourne; it’s most famous for its large chalk headland that appears to jut out into the sea. Beachy Head enjoys the presence of visitors all year round, and it’s not hard to see why. It’s a breath-taking setting, and the cliff itself is the highest chalk cliff in Britain, and the peak allows for some pretty spectacular views. This said, resist the urge to stand too close to the edge as the chalk is receding and slipping into the ocean each and every day. While you’re there, consider popping into The Tiger Inn for food, or The Beachy Head pub if you want to stay closer to the cliffs themselves.
Before you go…
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