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

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.

Explore the great outdoors

DutchThe front of Coastal Cycles and Dutch Bike Shop in Littlehampton

Coastal Cycles and Dutch Bike Shop

The Coastal Cycles and Dutch Bike Shop can be found in the c...
Cowdray Estate in the misty morning

Cowdray Estate

Located in Midhurst at the heart of the South Downs National...
Surfer walking home on Seaford Head

Cycle the South Downs Way

Do a ton on your bike. Tackle the 100 mile long National Tra...
Old oak tree

Kingley Vale Nature Reserve

Nestling in the South Downs National Park, Kingley Vale Nati...
Loxwood Jousters in action on two horses

The Loxwood Joust

The Loxwood Joust is the UK's premiere medieval day out that...
Brighton Kitesurf SUP Academy teaching SUP yoga to a group on the water

Brighton Kitesurf & Sup Academy

Equipped with over eight thousand hours of teaching experien...
A group of people trying out SUP yoga on a river in Sussex

Moxie Unleashed

Have fun, learn & improve as you 'find your moxie' on &a...
Children having fun at Fishers Park

Fishers Farm Park

If the thought of family-themed attractions fills you with d...

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