Halnaker Windmill near Chichester, West Sussex


The UK’s sunniest county offers white sandy beaches, lush countryside, Roman remains and so much more.

With officially the most hours of sunshine in the UK, West Sussex makes a compelling location for retirement living if you like spending time outdoors. And you won’t be short of places to explore, from the quaint coastal towns and villages and miles of beautiful beaches, to fairytale castles, ancient forests, historic cities and tranquil nature reserves, including two Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

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Things to do in West Sussex
Arundel, Worthing

Things to do in West Sussex

With its' ancient walls, Roman history, beautiful cathedral, canal and gorgeous Georgian architecture, Chichester is well worth a visit, as is the nearby Fishbourne Roman Palace. Chichester Harbour is also an important wildlife habitat and Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Bognor Regis is brilliant for traditional seaside fun, but if you’re looking for the best beaches in West Sussex try West Wittering Beach, Littlehampton Beach and Worthing Beach with its traditional pier. Near Worthing you’ll also find Highdown Hill which offers fantastic views - you might want to pop into Highdown Vineyard for a wine tasting and tour. History buffs and gardeners will love Arundel Castle, a magnificent well preserved edifice with glorious gardens. Arundel also boasts a Wetland Centre, Cathedral and museum; there’s even a lido where you can admire views of the castle as you swim.

Retirement homes in West Sussex

Retirement living in West Sussex. Frequently asked questions