Local Area Information

Pagham is a beautiful and historic village, full of charm and traditional Sussex character, on the famous English South Coast, nestled between Selsey Bill and Bognor Regis.

The main attraction is the beach - step out of Driftwood's back gate and you are on it. The shingle slopes gently down to the shore where there is a lovely sandy stretch perfect for sandcastles, sunbathing and swimming.

As well as the obvious attractions of the beach, close by you will find an excellent Co-op store for groceries and other holiday requirements. As well as a selection of local eateries, within a very short walk you will discover a beach cafe and ice cream parlour, traditional fish & chip shop, pubs and even a delightful penny amusement arcade which will keep children entertained until their pocket money runs out!

Pagham Yacht Club is situated within 100 metres of Driftwood and is a hive of activity with regular races to watch.

Pagham's Norman Church, ancient harbour and beautiful RSPB nature reserve are a short walk away and well worth a visit. The reserve is a bird spotter's paradise attracting migratory and native species as well as an array of wildlife.

Driftwood is also a perfect base for visitors to Goodwood for the horse racing, motor circuit, Festival of Speed or Revival. 

We love the miniature golf at Hunston (15 minutes) - it’s adventure themed and really good fun. There is also an excellent 18 and 9-hole course plus driving range.

There’s also the fantastic RNLI museum at Selsey.

Slightly further afield are Chichester (15 minutes) with its Roman walls, cathedral, canal boat tours, Fishbourne Roman Palace, Cineworld and bowling; the Mary Rose and Nelson’s HMS Victory at Portsmouth plus Gunwharf Quays shopping (35 minutes). Historic Arundel (castle, cathedral) is also just 30 minutes away.

Finally, if the weather is inclement, you can get a day pass to Butlins at Bognor - unlimited rides, entertainment, soft play area and sub-tropical water park.

There is so much more to do and Driftwood also has a full range of leaflets for local attractions. We would be really happy to help out when you are here if you have any further questions.

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