Active and outdoors

Home to the South Downs, West Sussex is the ideal place to get away from it all. You’ll be taking in some of the freshest air and most inspirational views. To get the best of the views, put on your walking boots or running shoes and head for the hills. If you’re a mountain biker, there are superb off-road tracks among rolling chalk hills, as well as miles of trails and bridleways criss-crossing the surrounding countryside. Road cyclists are well-catered for with two of the toughest hill climbs in the country and there are a huge range of watersports on offer.

Active, outdoor activities in West Sussex
Bognor Regis boardwalk

Cycle Bognor Regis promenade

Sunniest Bognor Regis - famous for historic royal visits an...
Out of Bounds indoor

Out of Bounds

Out of Bounds is an entertainment centre based in the heart ...
A group enjoying a skippered charter from Chichester Sailing around Chichester Harbour

Chichester Sailing

Chichester Sailing offer skippered charter aboard a 32' Cata...
West Sussex Windmill in a field with blue skies

Sussex Walks

Sussex Walks offer guided walks in the countryside and villa...
Blue butterfly

South Downs Wildlife

Explore the South Downs National Park and its amazing wildli...
The front of K66 Boardriders surf shop in Worthing

K66 Boardriders

K66 Boardriders offers SUP lessons and taster sessions for t...
Children playing on tightrope at Go Ape

Go Ape

Not for the faint-hearted, Go Ape is a fantastic thrill for ...
Arundel Lido

Arundel Lido

Swim, sunbathe or simply relax at the outdoor Arundel Lido &...
Woman cycling through a bike trail in South Downs

Marmalade MTB

Passion and experience drives the team at Marmalade MTB. The...
Two people walking two alpacas

Our Back Garden

Home of “The ultimate alpaca walking and farm experiences...
Bike tyre

Southwater Cycles

If you're new to cycling, or just fancy getting away without...
Chichester Harbour boat on harbour

Chichester Harbour Water Tours

Whether you want to get out on the water to spot Chichester ...
Map image of Horsham to Ashingtoon loop

Off-road: Horsham Circular

Distance: 40km Time: Around 1hr 30m A cycle route following ...

The Wey & Arun Canal

Scenic boat trips can be enjoyed along the restored section ...
Off-roading in a 4x4

Mud Mayhem

With sites near East Grinstead and Horsham, Mud Mayhem offe...
Vintage cars down race track at Goodwood Estate

Goodwood Estate

The home of the Duke and Duchess of Richmond and Gordon, the...

Coastal activites

The West Sussex Coast offers more than just great views and a lovely location from which to enjoy a day by the sea. Whether you are an experienced professional, an individual, a group looking to try something new, there is plenty to do.

From outdoor swimming and sunbathing, to boat trips, kayaking, stand up paddle boarding (SUP) and adrenaline-packed activities like super-fast inflatable adult water rides, there truly is something for everyone.

Paddle boarding on the West Sussex coast
Dad and child sailing in West Sussex

Local guides

Get inspiration for your next trip with the help of our local guides. Discover top attractions, fun things to do and exciting new experiences. There is something for everyone in West Sussex.