Things To Do

Fontwell Park Racecourse - Fontwell

Fontwell Park Racecourse is set in beautiful countryside in West Sussex, on the roundabout joining the A27 and A29. It has been voted the best small racecourse in the south-east for the last 12 years and hosts 18 fixtures in 2003 on its unique figure of eight circuit. In addition to its race meetings and other activities including car rallies, firework extravaganza and designer fashion sales. It is the perfect venue for private or corporate functions. Whether you're a racing enthusiast or on a family outing we guarantee a warm welcome and a great day out at Fontwell Park . We offer 19 National Hunt racemeetings a year including Bank Holiday, evening and weekend fixtures.

Harbour Park

Located on the beach, at the mouth of the River Arun, just one minutes walk from our Guest House, is the Harbour Park Amusement centre. Originally the location of the famous Butlins holiday centre

With it's delightful "New England" fishing village setting, Harbour Park is one of the finest Amusement Parks on the South Coast. With INDOOR & OUTDOOR ATTRACTIONS it has all the makings of a great family day out.

Ride the Coaster, Get wet on the Water Chute or be spooked in the Horror Hotel.

If you have a sense of adventure take your family for a ride on the 7.5 metre high Water Chute. You're guaranteed fun and laughter and sure to get wet.

Try the Dodgems or the other thrilling rides and attractions for the whole family such as the Hic-Cup, Waltzer, Dodgems and Crazy Bikes.

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East Beach Cafe

Located on the beach just two minutes walk from our Guest House, you can sit and watch the sea, either outside or inside the famous building.

Guardian Travel - "Top 5 beach restaurants in the world"

Sunday Telegraph - "brilliant local line-caught bream and bass, great mussels and really superb lobster...Even the coffee is roasted in the town and delivered daily by bicycle".

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Littlehampton Golf Club

We are the oldest club in West Sussex, and are also the only links course and proud to have a long and fascinating history. Without being too severe on the average player, the course offers a true test of ability, and with excellent drainage, remains playable all year round.

The welcoming, modern Clubhouse offers friendly hospitality with a wide range of menus, with relaxing bars and lounges catering to the needs of members and visitors alike.

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Littlehampton is ideally positioned for anglers to gain access to some of the best sites along the South Coast. Away from the hustle and bustle of the Solent, Littlehampton offers some of the South's most experienced skippers who in a very short time will take you spots that can produce some of the best fishing available.

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Littlehampton offers access to a tremendous amount of wreck and scenic diving sites. At Arun Divers we are able to offer a broad program of diving courses from novice to club diver level.  

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The Windmill Entertainment Centre

Located on Littlehampton Seafront,  across the road from East Beach Guest House. The Windmill Entertainment Centre offers the latest films alongside live theatre performances.

SOUTH DOWNS - Only 4 miles away

Many miles of interesting walks, you can meander literally for hours, so come with your walking shoes and a bottle of water and set off into the distance.

There is also the ANNUAL SOUTH DOWNS WAY WALK which will take place in June walking westerly from Winchester to Eastbourne.

ARUNDEL - Only 4.5 miles away

With it famous castle sitting atop and looking down over it's town dwellers.

Just a short picturesque walk is Swanbourne Lake, with many species of water fowl, fish and fabulous walks around the lake. Plus boats to hire for a row around the lake, followed by tea/cakes or a snack at the Swanbourne Lodge Cafe.

Just up from here is the Arundel Wetlands, a wildlife paradise.

Then there's the hugely popular Black Rabbit pub just a mile further up the road, with great food and seating overlooking the river with distant views of the castle a photographers paradise anytime but particularly during a spectacular sunset.

CHICHESTER - Only 10 miles away

A City with art and soul, Chichester is famous for its flourishing art scene from cutting-edge theatre to traditional classics, from rap and reggae music to blues and jazz plus jaw-dropping art collections with one of the best exhibitions of 20th century British art in the country at Pallant House Gallery, showing work by Peter Blake, Lucien Freud and Richard Hamilton.

The Cathedrals collection combines historic architecture with a varied world famous collection of modern art, including a window by Marc Chagall and John Pipers tapestry.

The Chichester Festival Theatre season presents a mix of new and classical drama, musicals and comedy.

And attractions galore & . Discover Chichesters long and dramatic history at the Chichester and District Museum; gaze into a nights sky at the South Downs Planetarium. For historic buildings the Weald and Downland Open Air Museum at nearby Singleton is a must.

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GOODWOOD RACECOURSE - Only 14 miles away

It was the 3rd Duke of Richmond, who in 1802 first brought horseracing to Goodwood. Now more than 200 years later Goodwood is internationally acclaimed as being one of the most beautiful racecourses in the world. Renowned for it's unique style and elegance, Goodwood continues to set evern higher standards of style and quality for it's racegoers.  

It's a great day out for both the avid horse lover or the occasional visitor and is also a centre for motorsport enthusiasts with the exciting .

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FONTWELL PARK - Only 7 miles away

Fontwell Park is a diverse leisure venue that offers everything from horse racing to large outdoor events such as concerts. The Racecourse is undoubtedly one of the most intimate and friendly racecourses in the country and its unique figure of eight track adds to the excitement of Jump Racing.

Stages a variety of meetings throughout the year there is a choice of mid-week fixtures plus weekend and evening fixtures that combine the excitement of racing with live entertainment such as tribute bands and lots of activities for the children.

Fontwell House, set in landscaped gardens is the perfect location for private parties, weddings or corporate functions. The venue caters for wedding receptions and civil marriages, enabling you to hold your ceremony and wedding reception in the same delightful setting.

There are 63 acres of space that can be hired for a variety of events the options are endless.

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Littlehampton is surrounded by plenty of places to enjoy different types of dining.

The following are some of our personal suggestions for great food, ambience and entertainment.

47 Mussel Row – Excellent fresh local Seafood and Al a Carte restaurant with fabulous sunset views over the harbour. Menu changes, weekly. See information board at reception for sample menu.

Pier Road, Littlehampton BN17 5LP.                                           01903 715966

 The Arun View Inn – Excellent food and value, with a pleasant outlook over the river watching beautiful sunsets during the summer. Occasional live entertainment or DJ on weekends.  (Nice walk along riverfront 15mins)

Wharf Road, Littlehampton, BN17 5DD.                                      01903 722335

Piccola Italia – Small cosy restaurant with typical Italian ambience with a great choice of menu, tasty good quality food, real value for the money providing excellent service.

24 Surrey Street, Littlehampton BN17 5BG                                  01903 733222

East Beach Cafe – An award winning building by famous architect Thomas Heatherwick.  The Views are beautiful especially on summer day or evening.

The Promenade, Sea Road, Littlehampton, BN17 5GB.                 01903 731903