Where to stay around West Sussex?

Our 2018 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 750 holiday lettings near West Sussex. From 324 cottages to 218 houses, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay near West Sussex is on HomeAway.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in West Sussex?

There are many lovely places to stay for a long holiday or just a weekend break in West Sussex. From HomeAway travellers, the popular destinations to visit are:

  • Chichester: 888 holiday homes
  • West Wittering: 559 holiday homes
  • Worthing: 669 holiday homes
  • Bognor Regis: 536 holiday homes
  • Arundel: 406 holiday homes

HomeAway offers you the possibility to discover many other popular destinations in West Sussex! Please use our search bar to access the selection of self catering accommodations available in other popular destinations.

What are the main cities to discover in West Sussex?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the cities in West Sussex with the largest selection of holiday lettings for a perfect city break:

  • Chichester: 888 holiday lettings
  • West Wittering: 559 holiday lettings
  • Worthing: 669 holiday lettings
  • Bognor Regis: 536 holiday lettings
  • Arundel: 406 holiday lettings

For other cities, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday homes available.

Can I find easy access holiday homes when travelling by plane to West Sussex?

Yes of course. Our owners offer a large selection of self catering accommodations near to airports. Airports with a large selection of self catering accommodations in West Sussex are:

  • Shoreham Airport (ESH): 962 self catering accommodations
  • Chichester (QUG-Chichester - Goodward): 928 self catering accommodations
  • Gatwick Airport (LGW): 516 self catering accommodations

For other airports, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near in West Sussex?

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday lettings near great places to visit in West Sussex. From HomeAway travellers, the top popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • South Downs Planetarium and Science Centre: 1,053 holiday rentals
  • Bosham Church: 1,116 holiday rentals
  • West Sussex Golf Club: 1,126 holiday rentals
  • Pulborough Brooks: 1,135 holiday rentals
  • Gatwick Aviation Museum: 519 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around West Sussex listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Just write your wanted destination in our search bar and have a look at our selection of holiday accommodations.

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Make a holiday cottage in West Sussex your home away from home

Dominated by a beautiful coastline and South Downs National Park, it comes as little surprise that West Sussex is a popular holiday destination. It spans the coastline from the picturesque town of Chichester east to Shoreham-by-Sea, stopping just short of Brighton. A holiday in this part of the UK offers an ideal blend of coastal and countryside attractions all in one compact space.

HomeAway has a very good selection of holiday cottages in West Sussex to choose from. They start from as little as £175 per week (for holiday homes in Chichester for example), which is a relative bargain in the area. Most of the West Sussex holiday cottages on offer range from town apartments to sprawling cottages by the sea, with a range of one to four bedrooms; families will find plenty of rentals that sleep four or more people. In addition to being fully furnished, certain rentals boast an extra set of amenities that can include a swimming pool, BBQ, or the ability to accommodate pets.

Things to do

-Beaches: West Sussex is home to some of the best beaches on the South Coast. West Wittering Beach is a good place to start. Located near Chichester, the sandy Blue Flag beach offers stunning views of Chichester Harbour and is a favourite place of wind and kitesurfers. Selsey Beach is another popular beach and represents the southern tip of West Sussex. It stretches for eight miles and is a wonderful place to walk. Other beaches in West Sussex that are sure to please are Littlehampton Beach, Bracklesham Beach, and Climping Beach.

-Outdoor activities: Visitors staying in a West Sussex holiday cottage have all the beauty and splendour of South Downs National Park at their doorstep. Those staying in towns like Arundel or holiday homes in Bognor Regis, for example, can enjoy easy access to the park. Closer to Chichester, holidaymakers can visit the Kingley Vale Nature Reserve, which is home to a remarkable forest with trees up to 2,000 years old.

-Family attractions: Butlins at Bognor Regis boasts a waterpark and fairground that are perfect for a day out with the kids. Children will also enjoy a trip to Hayling Island to play on the beach and take a ride on the Hayling Seaside Railway. Over in Arundel, the stately Arundel castle is a fun place to visit as a family.

-Culture: The Goodwood Festival of Speed in Chichester is a major event on the cultural calendar of West Sussex and is held over the course of four days in late June or early July. And don’t forget the racecourse hosts Glorious Goodwood, but also has a full calendar of meets. Visitors staying in a West Sussex holiday cottage closer to Brighton can easily enjoy everything the exciting seaside town has to offer. Throughout the summer months, Brighton hosts a number of festivals like the Brighton Festival and Brighton Fringe Festival.

Weather in West Sussex

Ideal weather in West Sussex lasts from May to September. July and August are the hottest months of the year and regularly see high temperatures at or above 22°C. Warm weather lasts until October, but is accompanied by heavier amounts of rainfall. Winters are cool and wet, with temperatures in the single digits. Things dry off and warm up by March and the trend continues into the summer.

Travel to West Sussex

To reach holiday homes in West Sussex drivers can take the M25 to the M23/A23 and continue south towards Brighton. Before reaching Brighton, turn off on the A27 (Shoreham By-Pass) and head west. The A27 runs along the West Sussex coastline and passes Shoreham-by-Sea, Arundel, Worthing, and Chichester. Most of these coastal towns also have rail stations that offer direct rail service from Central London.