Seven Sisters South Downs

Places to stay in Sussex

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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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. 

Beachy Head

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 

Littlehampton Museum is a family friendly museum which offers a interesting insight into the community’s history through a variety of galleries. 

Shoreham-by-Sea beach 

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. 


steam train

Bluebell Railway

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

Brighton i360

Brighton i360

Enjoy a sky-high perspective of Brighton with a trip to the world’s tallest moving observation tower, the i360 !

Brighton Pride

Brighton Pride

If there is one thing Brighton is famous for, then it’s its proud heritage as a city of diversity, particularly diversity of sexuality.

Funfair near beach at Bognor Regis

Butlins (Bognor Regis)

You'll find lots of ideas for adventure at the Bognor Regis resort - a great family option for rainy days! Visit the Butlins website

Fort slip in a park

Fort Fun

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

Goodwood Revival in the Paddock

Goodwood Estate

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

Harbour Park Littlehampton

Harbour Park Littlehampton

Enjoy a selection of Family Rides and Attractions at one of the finest beach amusement Parks on the South Coast.     Visit the website


SEA LIFE Brighton

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

Littlehampton riverfront, with apartment houses and moored river cruisers

Walking and Rambling in Littlehampton

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.

Littlehampton beach looking out to sea

Watersports in Littlehampton

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.