Comfort Inn Arundel
Arundel, EN BN17 7QQ
Phone: (44) 1903 840840
Fax: (44) 1903 849849
A27/A284 Crossbush, Arundel, EN, GB, BN17 7QQ
- Phone: (44) 1903 840840
- Fax: (44) 1903 849849
The lagoon itself is a shallow windsurfing lake, suitable for beginners. There is also the Hove Lagoon Watersports centre which runs courses in sailing and windsurfing, operates powerboat and inflatable banana rides and various group and corporate events. When you reach a higher standard you can have a try on the sea behind the Lagoon. There is a smaller boating lake with rowing boats hired by the half hour from the cafe next door and a large children's play area, paddling pool and putting green. Further along the seafront are public tennis courts.
Established in 1887, this remains a members club and is actually on land that is owned by the club members. Membership is obtained by way of a proposal system so unless you already know a member you will have to pay a green fee and then get to know people in the clubhouse after your round. There are a ladies section, a Veterans section (over 60s) and a Junior section (under 19s) taught by the club's resident professional Phil Bonsall. There are competitions throughout the year that encompass all sections. As the course is high on the South Downs there are very few days in the year when it is unsuitable for a round. There are a range of membership fees.
Chichester Harbour is a natural harbor along the coastline of the city of Chichester. Managed by the Chichester Harbor Conservancy, this site is a water-sports lover paradise with activities including sailing, dinghy racing, yacht marinas and also can indulge in fishing. If you enjoy bird-watching, then you will be pleased to see the varieties of birds and taking a guided bird walk and boar trips through the coast. Check the website for more.
This cafe has made a great success of running 'paint-your-own' pottery workshops. Describing itself as the coolest kilning company, it provides instruction so you can personalize ceramic pieces as gifts or simply for your own enjoyment. Its late opening hours a few evenings a week encourage you to bring a bottle to the evening sessions. The weekend clientele, however, are more likely to bring milkshakes than wine. You can usually just pop in and have a go, but booking is advisable at weekends.
This city centre swimming pool sits in the heart of the North Laine area of Brighton. Once a municipal bath, attempts have been made to modernize Prince Regent Swimming Complex with the addition of water slides and an excellent diving pool. Despite this, it still retains its old fashioned air. There is plenty of space, but you do need to watch out for the serious swimmers ploughing up and down the lanes like Olympic racers. North Laine has an abundance of cafes for when you have worked up an appetite.
More than 40 fascinating displays, from shrimps to sharks, octopus to eels, housed in a magnificent Victorian aquarium. Sea Life Centre also boasts England's longest walk-through underwater observation tunnel. Youngsters can enjoy close encounters with various species in the touch pools, while all the family can sit at the edge of a diving hatch to hear the story of Captain Nemo and the Nautilus. Full program of feeding demonstrations and a captivating collection of seahorses, one of the ocean's most fragile and endangered species.
This excellent 18-hole pay-as-you-play golf course is owned and run by Brighton and Hove Council. Hollingbury Park Golf Course is located amidst spectacular downland scenery and provides full clubhouse facilities. Some of the holes, however, involve steep climbs where a trolley is a hindrance, so unless you can carry your own bag, not worth attempting. Booking in advance is advisable on weekends.
Tired of the shops, restaurants and expensive cabin cruisers? Take a break on a fishing or sightseeing boat from the quayside at Brighton's infamous yacht marina. Marina Water Tours schedules tours that depart on the hour, but choose the day carefully as even a slight breeze can make the trip uncomfortable. Cruises of various lengths are available for half and full day fishing trips and leisure cruises along the coast last for around two hours.