Welcome to Sussex
A county full of culture, nightlife and beautiful scenery
With miles of breath-taking coastline and acres of countryside, there are plenty of things to see and do when you're visiting Sussex. Whether you love the outdoors, nightlife, culture and history or all things food, you're sure to be in for a treat. Make the most of the this stunning county with a stay at one of our YHA hostels.
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Things to do in Sussex
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South Downs National Park
There's so much to see and do in the South Downs National Park, from walking and cycling to hunting for geocaches and exploring the beautiful surroundings.
Visit the seaside town of Eastbourne for the best views of the Seven Sisters - the chalk cliffs between Seaford and Eastbourne. You can even take a ramble around the UK’s highest chalk sea cliff.
Brighton Palace Pier
Enjoy a stroll along Brighton Palace Pier - one of the most famous landmarks of the South Coast. If you need to put your feet up, the deckchairs are free to use too.
Littlehampton Museum is a family friendly museum which offers a interesting insight into the community’s history through a variety of galleries.
The stunning beach in Shoreham-by-Sea is very popular for water sports, as well as being used by walkers for a pretty coastal wander.
There's nowhere in the world quite like Sussex
The county of Sussex covers both coast and countryside. From traditional homes and beautiful beaches, to rolling moorlands and vibrant nightlife, Sussex has the best of both worlds, making it the perfect holiday destination for everyone.
1066 Country is the kind of place where you don't just learn about history, you live it. Visit the 1066 Country website
Visit Beachy Head and the Seven Sisters with their dramatic white cliffs and gently undulating downs.
Take a journey back in time, this heritage steam railway runs through the glorious Sussex countryside - a great day out. Visit the Bluebell Railway website
Enjoy a sky-high perspective of Brighton with a trip to the world’s tallest moving observation tower, the i360 !
If there is one thing Brighton is famous for, then it’s its proud heritage as a city of diversity, particularly diversity of sexuality.
You'll find lots of ideas for adventure at the Bognor Regis resort - a great family option for rainy days! Visit the Butlins website
YHA South Downs is great for mountain bikers and road cyclists alike.
Enjoy the thrill of the outdoor rides, or visit Rocky's Adventure Land, a huge indoor soft play area. Take your swimming costumes for the water slides and the other wet areas. Visit the Fort
Something for everyone. Enjoy horse racing at Glorious Goodwood. Thrill to the motorsport at the Festival of Speed or the Goodwood Revival. Admire the Goodwood House over afternoon tea a
Enjoy a selection of Family Rides and Attractions at one of the finest beach amusement Parks on the South Coast. Visit the website
The world's oldest operating aquarium is right on the sea-front! With amazing exhibits, you can see how fish and marine creatures live beneath the waves, plus there are plenty of opportunities t
The sweeping coast line is great for anyone wanting a leisurely stroll along the beaches. On the edge of South Downs National Park, the coastal walk has lovely sand dunes and amazing natural beauty.
There's a whole host of watersports available nearby including surfing, sea kayaking, a windsurfing and kite surfing school and a yacht club offering sailing tuition for all abilities.
Stroll five miles of promenade with it's art deco pier, or visit Brooklands Park with its boating lake and miniature railway.
To celebrate YHA's 90th anniversary, we're holding an open weekend for our local community at YHA Truleigh Hill.