On the coast of West Sussex lies this beautiful unspoilt sandy beach. The views from West Wittering Beach are outstanding over the sea looking towards Chichester Harbour, South Downs and on a clear day you can even see the Spinnaker Tower and the Isle of Wight. The water is crystal clear and the beach has been awarded a Blue Flag award. With miles and miles of white sand it makes it difficult to decide where to sit down and start making sand castles.
Both of our two children loved searching for some beautiful shells. They enjoyed seeing all the various coloured beach huts too. We parked in the car park which you have to pay for but there are all the facilities there you need including toilets and a café although the café is only open at weekends during the winter months.
One of the best beaches we have visited in the UK.
As we approached Arundel town, the views of Arundel Castle are breathtaking. Situated on a hill, the castle can been seen for miles.
When we arrived, we parked in a pay and display car park very close to the castle. We were pleasantly surprised that under 5’s are free. First of all we visited the restaurant for delicious coffee and hot chocolate before walking around this medieval castle.
We made our way up to the top of the castle and enjoyed the views which went on for miles. The stairs are very steep but we managed with our two and three year old.
At 12 noon the rooms are open so we looked all around.
The bedrooms are fantastic and there is some amazing history there. Our little boy loved the suits of armour and the swords which have been decoratively placed. The grounds are beautiful and are very well kept.
We took a picnic as it was a beautiful day and warm in the sun. The rose gardens are pretty and the children enjoyed watching the fountains within the grounds.
There is a vegetable garden and the produce is still used for cooking within the castle. We found this very interesting and the children enjoyed seeing all the different fruits and vegetables being grown.
All the staff were very knowledgeable and friendly towards us all. There are fantastic facilities throughout the castle and we could have spent a couple of days looking around. With over a 1,000 years of history there, we found it so appealing that another visit will definitely be worthwhile.