The last section of open coast
This section of the South Coast Path takes us from Bognor Regis to Littlehampton. There is an open section of land at Climping Gap that is the only unbuilt stretch between Bognor and Brighton.
May 2014 Bognor Pier - follow the arrow to the right to see more photos of this stage.
The stage is described below walking west to east (prevailing wind behind) - but can be walked in either direction.
Description of the walk
The walk starts at Bognor Pier and ends at the footbridge over the River Arun in Littlehampton. It is a genuinely "flat stage" with the highest point being the sand dune at West Beach Littlehampton.
The route follows the esplanade passing a Butlin's holiday resort (originally built in 1960) before entering Felpham. A distant family member, a daughter of John Ogden, lives near the route in Felpham.