Bucket and spade holidays is what I call them. Old style seaside resorts where you can come and stretch out in the sun and pass the time of day away. Here’s my favourite of all – West Wittering in West Sussex. You pay for car parking as this is private land and if you have a doggie, in the summer months, the far end of the beach is open to you and your pup.
When the tide is out, you can walk for miles on the sand – jumping over undulating sand dunes normally hidden by water.
We normally walk back through the sand dunes and along a meandering pathway through grasses and bushes that brush your legs as you pass.
Selsey Bill on the other hand is somewhere I just had to visit as it is always mentioned in BBC4’s Shipping Forecast every morning and I was intrigued to come and see it for myself. It was breezy – well it’s a headland into the English Channel and is the easternmost point of Bracklesham Bay and the westernmost point of the Sussex Coast (according to Wikipedia). I loved the colour of the sea here – and you can walk right the way along but you can see where the sea has battered this area.
There’s the old lifeguard station which is now a museum which you can visit – very picturesque with the fishing boats clustered in its shadow. There has been a Lifeboat here since 1861 and I suspect that they are in great demand out there in the channel. It’s worth a visit.
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