I went to Bognor Regis, and I had a good day.
Bognor Regis is much smaller and therefore much less touristy than Brighton. The weather was marvellous, and I haven’t done much more than walk to a nearly empty piece of the pebbled beach, sit/lay down, stare over the beautiful blue sea, sniffed up the fresh sea air, waved at Jonathan Livingstone Seagull, and read my book.
Bognor Regis is typical example of a British beach site: a long promenade, several fish and chips shops, ice cream, a (not very interesting) pier, and lots of pebbles.
Pebbled beaches are so convenient. You have to wiggle a bit to find a comfortable place to sit/lay down but: no sand in your shoes, bag, book or socks!
On my way home from the nearly empty train I spotted:
But no sheep. The sheep on the picture are walking around on the Isle of Man. I took several photos of the sheep there, and funny enough, on nearly every single one of them there is one sheep looking directly into the camera, as if to say:
“What are you looking at?”
Or “You are wearing such a weird coat!”
Or “Why do you have only 2 legs?”
Or maybe “Why are you not eating grass?”
If the weather stays like this next weekend, I’ll be off again. Littlehampton, Rye, Portsmouth and many more places are waiting out there. It’s good to live on an island.
4 thoughts to “UK Coast: Bognor Regis”
I’ve been to Bognor Regis twice, to visit Butlin’s. Love seeing where only the English go for fun and music. Not an American ever in sight, which I enjoy, as when I’m on holiday I want to enjoy the “when-in-Britain” fantasy.
I live in Bognor Regis and hate it but I can see why people are drawn here if I was a day visitor I would love it.
@Damien : it’s the thing about the grass always being greener on the other side :)
Pretty true I love London but if I lived there I would probably miss Bognor…Catch 22.