Explore the Local Area
There are so many things to do in and around East Preston, our self-catering holiday lets provide a great base to explore West Sussex and the surrounding area. Below are just a few suggestions of things to do, we have many more in our digital house guides which you get full access to once booked in. Want to see our guide now? Sign up for our emails and get a pre-booking copy free, so you can plan ahead.
- Angmering train station is 5 min by car or a 20 min walk.
- 90 min to London by car or train.
- 45 min to Gatwick Airport by car or train.
- Easy access to Arundel, Goodwood, Worthing and Brighton.
- 10 min drive into the South Downs National Park.
Enjoy the beach
Walk the dog along the 365 days a year dog friendly beach to the Bluebird cafe, go paddleboarding, watch the kids build a sandcastle, collect seaglass, swim in the safety of the lagoon.
Learn a watersport at the Beach in Littlehampton
Littlehampton’s newest attraction – restaurant/cafe offering watersports tuition and hire in paddleboarding, kitesurfing, windsurfing and winging. Hot showers available too!
Wander the laines in Brighton
Watch the sunset
We get some amazing sunsets here particularly in the Autumn months. Take a bottle of wine and some glasses to the beach and enjoy the show.
Go on a Vineyard Tour
Sussex is fast becoming a well respected wine region on the global stage! We have several vineyards within a 40 minute drive of us but the one we recommend is Stopham Vineyard. They run tours on Saturdays from April through to October and you can even choose to add in a riverside pub lunch to make a day of it!
Take a picnic to West Beach
Everybody knows about West Wittering beach in Sussex but not so many know about West Beach, Littlehampton. With it’s wonderful dunes for dogs and children to play in and big expanse of sand at low tide it’s a much quieter alternative to West Wittering, particularly in the summer months.
Our top 5 tips to live like the locals!
For the best coffee around – Howie’s Coffee & Co
Open April – October – our local beachside hangout: Salt Beach Cafe
Best breakfast destination in the village: Grub and Gumption
Visit the new watersports centre and restaurant in Littlehampton with unbeatable sunset views from the rooftop terrace: The Beach Littlehampton
Take a nice walk along the beach to the East to the long established beachside cafe: The Bluebird Cafe