West Wittering – one of the world’s great beaches

Why of why did I wait so long to visit the Witterings in West Sussex?  I discovered them when looking for places to walk my dog – not the normal way you discover a beautiful beach I must admit but I am so very glad I went there in the end. I swear that The…

The World’s Longest Bench?

Sometimes I come across objects on my travels which really do stir my imagination.  In the rather traditional beach resort of Littlehampton in West Sussex, I came across – what I am told is – the world’s longest bench. It is apparently 324 m long (1,062 ft), is still growing and offers a seafront perch to all…

A Beach Hut is a peculiar thing …

Have you ever wondered why The Beach Hut exists and people spend thousands trying to obtain prime huts in key locations?  Apparently, reports say there are 23,000 of them up and down our coastline.  I keep looking at them, and for me, I just don’t really get it – I don’t understand their allure.  My…

Two breezy beaches in West Sussex

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…

Surprising Goodwood

The Goodwood Estate has been on my “hit-list” for some time now so I headed off for a  recee before booking a visit to the house itself.  A lovely hotel, a warm welcome given, gorgeous surroundings … what I hoped to find in fact and it didn’t disappoint.  What I didn’t expect, however, were the monumental sculptures,…