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Bognor Regis - An excellent holiday for stay at home families
Bognor Regis (West Sussex)
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Bognor Regis (West Sussex)
Advantages: Seaside town, quiet, quaint, good for families.
Disadvantages: Not a lot to do if you're looking for commercial entertainment
Bognor Regis, a small seaside town on the South Coast of England, situated equidistant from Portsmouth and the popular resort of Brighton is synonymous with the British seaside holiday. With a population of around 25,000, something set to grow with the recent building of many new houses and estates to the North and West of the town, Bognor Regis has gained a reputation through shows such as 'Bognor or Bust' as a low market, run down and backward area of the country. However, the true experience for many holidaymakers and residents of the town is often very different. Within Bognor Regis, locted a few mere metres from the shoreline is the popular resort of Butlins, previously known as Southcoast world. Butlins plays host to thousands of families on an annual basis, drawing acts such as the X factor tour and George Sampson to their iconic centre stage and Skyline venues. The main attraction for Bognor Regis is undoubtedly the sea front, which stretches from the beautiful Elmer sands to Alwick, and at low tide, the iconic Bognor Rocks (after which the towns football team are named) can be observed. With regards to things to do in Bognor, commercialised attractions are not numerous. Bognor is a place for families wanting simple entertainment, playing host to a variety of events throughout the year, such as the town's carnival or Illuminations gala, Hotham park family days and country fairs, and the wonderful Sands of Time seaside festival. Within the surrounding area of West Sussex and the southdowns there is so much to do and to explore. Approximately 8 miles to the north of Bognor is Arundel Castle and scenic town. Much like other castle towns, for example Windsor, the castle is the centre point, with the rolling, marvellous south downs encasing it in an extraordinary setting. The market town of Chichester lies 7 miles West, housing a remarkable icon of Roman Britain, Fishbourne Roman Palace, as well as Chichester cathedral, Goodwood and Fontwell racecourses, Pallant house gallery and a variety of shops and department stores.
Nightlife in Bognor Regis itself isn't very varied, although it does have a number of excellent restaurants, Sen, a mediterranean tapas bar and the Magna Tandori, to name just two. There is one major club in Bognor, situated on the pier, Shieks, now called 'Visions' nightclub is a popular venue for the town's youth and party goers, having, in the last week played host to Dappy from urban music act ''N-Dubz''.
Summary: Excellent retreat, lovely refreshing sea air, beautiful surrounding countryside and attractions