One of the sunniest places in the UK, it’s not hard to see why so many people have fallen in love with Bognor Regis over the years. With plenty of wide, expansive beaches, an arts and culture scene crafted by the Victorian boom and a modern day approach to al fresco eating and drinking, the small south coast town has become one of the most popular destinations for staycations in the UK. And just an hour from Gatwick and 70 miles from London, it’s easy to get to. Although leaving is another question altogether, as you’ll need to explore the gorgeous South Downs National Park, check out the Regis Centre and the Chichester Festival Theatre and discover the town’s renowned food and drink scene before you do. Our hotel in Bognor Regis is well-placed to take in all the action, a short drive from the town centre and close to all the big-name attractions.
Things to do in Bognor Regis
Bognor Regis has all the hallmarks of a classic seaside resort and then some. With historic piers, crazy golf and leafy parks, the town is home to plenty of traditional activities. Plus, there’s a state-of-the-art skatepark, several fascinating museums and the stunning 1,600km2 gorgeousness of the South Downs Park to explore.
Running through the centre of Bognor Regis, London Road and the nearby High Street are two of the best shopping destinations in the area, home to a wide range of stores covering fashion, lifestyle, health and beauty and the outdoors. The pedestrianised London Road precinct is also a great place to people watch with a coffee in hand, including the excellent London Road Coffee Shop. The area also hosts the London Road market, usually held on the last Thursday of the month.
Around an hour’s journey by car or train from Bognor Regis, Gatwick is the nearest international airport. The UK’s second busiest airport, it flies to hundreds of destinations across the UK, Europe and the world each day, serviced by dozens of airlines including easyJet, Emirates, Norwegian Air Shuttle and British Airways. Alternatively, make your journey even simpler by staying the night before you fly at one of our hotels near Gatwick Airport.
With direct services to Gatwick Airport and London Victoria, Bognor Regis Train Station is a great way to travel. The station is in the heart of Bognor Regis, a short walk from the beach and just a few miles from our Bognor Regis hotel. The four-platform station has a café, toilets and ticket desk as well as baby-changing facilities.