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22 reasons you need to have a staycation in Sussex

PUBLISHED: 12:00 14 August 2017 | UPDATED: 12:26 14 August 2017

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The Costa del Sol? Crete? Lanzarote? Corfu? Or somewhere closer to home? We pick some great reasons to enjoy a staycation down here in Sussex…

Where else to start? Brighton Beach in the sunshine. It’s the only place to be.

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Some of the quieter beaches just along the coast in West Sussex aren’t too shabby either.

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Whether you’re after bustling streets packed with all sorts,

or a more laid back feel,

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there’s something to enjoy for all ages

and species.

When looking for somewhere to stay, there’s the beautiful,

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the iconic,

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and the quirky!

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Then there are the walks at Seven Sisters,

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Devil’s Dyke,

Chichester Canal

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and Sheffield Park.

There is history on show at every corner of the county with places like Bodiam Castle,

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Hastings

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and Rye.

When it’s time to eat, enjoy a Michelin star restaurant,

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a place perfect for all the family,

or some classic pub grub!

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So come on down to Sussex! Home of the weird,

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the wonderful

and sunsets like this to close the day!

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More…

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