Black camping sussex
Pitch your tent in The Secret Campsite meadows and forage for your supper.
Littlehampton West Beach Wonderful dunes, just a stone’s throw from the station – nature reserve and naturists here. Turn R out of the station then take the first L over the footbridge, by the Arun View Inn (BN17 5DD, 01903 722335). 15 mins, 50.7992, -0.5451 tqo Atherington Beach, Climbing A quiet rural shingle and sand beach.
Three cool rivers run north to south, like prongs of a fork, offering swimming and kayaking galore.
You can canoe on the Adur, but to the west the Arun provides the better swimming, both near Arundel Castle and on the meadows of Waltham Brooks at Greatham.
Find car park on R after a mile, after road to BN8 5BY, and head upstream past sluices to meadow.Hire boats from the Anchor and paddle by grassy meadows for the afternoon.Leave Barcombe Cross dir Spithurst, after ½ mile turn R down single-track dead-end Anchor Lane to find pub at end past BN8 5EA (01273 400414).To the east, the Ouse was made famous by the Bloomsbury Group, near Virginia Woolf’s house at Rodmell.Upstream on the Ouse, the open fields of Barcombe Mills are a perfect place for cricket, leapfrog and other riverside games.