If you fancy a relaxing stroll along a sleepy beach town, on the south coast of England; then let me show you Littlehampton.
Now if you’re familiar with the area of the south coast of England, you might have heard of popular beach destination such as Brighton, Bournemouth, Weymouth and finally Hasting. But most people seem to forget Littlehampton.
And when we visited last week, we kind of see why. Littlehampton can be described in one word: sleepy. Yeah, when Brighton is so close by; we can understand why a lot of people misses this little beach town.
When you think of Brighton, you think of amusement park, cute shopping lane, the pier that go into the sea and the crowds on the stony beach. Here, let say there wasn’t any of that.
Which isn’t a bad thing, but if you’re looking for a beach place with lots of activities, there wasn’t any.
Littlehampton is very much a retired place. It a town you would go to if you are at an age where you want peace. Nothing wrong with that. But the town does have a very sleepy feel to it.
As I was saying, we visited and didn’t realise just how sleepy the town is. I suppose we’re so used to Brighton level of activities and feel a bit spoiled with choices of what to while there; when we got to Littlehampton we were like – ok what shall we do now?
What did Littlehampton have? Well, it has a mixture of stony and sandy beach, a fish & chip place, a Harvester and a small high street.
When we visited, we did a long stroll along the beach and then have a Harvester meal, as there wasn’t much else to do. It was nice, and we still had a laugh together, but then again we have a laugh wherever we are.
On a different note, I have to say that when I visited last week; I could not get over how that day felt like summer. It October and we were in jeans and a t-shirt, and the temperature was staggering warm. What is going on? October is Halloween month, dark evening, cooler weather and sweater wearing. Not enjoying this warmer Autumn, anyone else felt the same?
Overall, Littlehampton is very much a beach town you would visit if you want some space and also some peace. But if you’re looking for somewhere that has a buzz – go to Brighton.