Bognor Regis beach is a shingle beach but don't let this but you off - our children could spend HOURS looking for stones and throwing them into the sea.
There is a little ice cream kiosk about a 5 minute walk along the seafront from Butlin's - we all enjoyed a 99 cone with flake for £1.50 each.
I can't believe these photographs were taken in the last week of October! It looks like summer!
Along the sea front there is a small market, a few fairground rides for younger children, a fresh seafood stall and a few fish n chip shops. We bought some chips to share and walked along the pier where we had a chat with the people who were fishing there (and had a peak and what they'd caught). Fish and chips really do taste a lot better by the sea!
|Fish n chips always taste better by the sea|
|The view from the pier - you can just about make out the Skyline Pavillion in the background|
It only takes 5 minutes to walk but there is a mini train that runs from Butlin's to the bandstand for only £1 return. We loved it.
Here's a little video featuring some of the fun we had at the beach:-
My son really wanted to watch the new Ninja Turtle film at half term and after a little research we found there was a small Picturedrome cinema in Bognor Regis town centre. This was about a 20 minute walk from Butlin's or £4 in a taxi.
The picturedrome is a grade II listed building with two screens both featuring dolby surround sound. I could not believe that tickets were only £2.50 per person Mon-Fri or £3.50 on a Saturday or Sunday for all films!!! What a bargain! You can book tickets online before you go and collect from the box office with your bankcard or reference number before the film starts. There is no allocated seating so make sure you get there early.
Bognor Regis is such a charming little seaside town and is definitely worth a short visit if you are in the area.