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Pagham Harbour Nature reserve

  • Pagham Harbour nature reserve
    Pagham Harbour nature reserve
  • Pagham Harbour nature reserve
    Pagham Harbour nature reserve
  • Pagham Harbour nature reserve
    Pagham Harbour nature reserve
  • Pagham Harbour nature reserve - towards Bognor Regis
    Pagham Harbour nature reserve - towards Bognor Regis

Pagham Nature Reserve is managed by West Sussex County Council in partnership with local landowners and community groups. Pagham Harbour Local Nature Reserve is an internationally important site for nature conservation, featuring plant and animal habitats of global rarity. The Reserve covers 1500 acres, about half of which is salt marsh and mudflats, while the rest comprises farmland, copses, lagoons, reed beds and shingle beaches.

Bird Watching and Wildlife
Pagham Harbour is an internationally important site for birds and wildlife. The main attraction of the Reserve is the bird-watching opportunities. Pagham Nature Reserve provides a home for waders and wildfowl in the autumn and winter. Brent Geese arrive in large numbers between September and January and during the summer months migrants include wheatears, sandwich terns, sand martins and chiffchaffs.

Scenic Walks in Natural Surroundings
Pagham harbour is a place not only to view wildlife but also to take in nature and what is has to offer by walking along the many paths available to take in the natural beauty of this area.

Access to the car park on the eastern side is provided by Harbour Road which is PLEASE NOTE in NEED OF REPAIR. Please understand that this road (observed August 2009) has many pot holes and is VERY uneven. Having said all that, when you get to car park you will find a place of peace and quiet where you can take in the natural surroundings of this unique area.

Telephone: 
01243 641508
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Picturedrome Cinema

  • Bognor Regis Picturedrome Cinema
    Bognor Regis Picturedrome Cinema
  • Bognor Regis Picturedrome Cinema
    Bognor Regis Picturedrome Cinema
  • One of the screens at the Picturedrome Cinema
    One of the screens at the Picturedrome Cinema

Located opposite the railway station, Bognor Regis Picturedrome Cinema (Grade II listed) was originally the new assembly rooms, designed by local architect Arthur Smith and opened in May 1886 at the cost of £4,500. It was used for a variety of purposes, including stage shows, dancing, roller-skating, badminton and community functions. There was a main hall and a minor upstairs hall.

The most prominent feature of the cinema is the octagonal lantern tower, which at one time housed a revolving light, operated by a boy pedalling a bicycle-type mechanism that advertised its presence miles around.

Films were first presented in 1887 when David Devant brought his animatograph to Bognor on 14-16 December. Reputedly, such was the impact of the fire brigade call that it had patrons ducking for cover beneath the chairs in front of them for fear that the galloping horses would descend from the screen and crash down amongst them.

The Picturedrome continues to this day, showing all the latest films.

Telephone: 
01243 841015
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Rose Green Art & Craft Centre

  • Rose Green art and craft centre
    Rose Green art and craft centre

One of Bognor Regis’s secrets, and far more than a normal art gallery, the Rose Green Art & Craft shop and centre has become a special place to enjoy the work of many gifted artists in the Bognor Regis area, and for artists to come together.

A vast range of handmade gifts, paintings and craft alongside a selection of other unique pieces, are available at an affordable price in the shop.

The crafts people at the art gallery will be pleased to see you. 'You are more than welcome to come and browse around our emporium' - all work exhibited is for sale, or just pop in for a freshly brewed coffee. You will always be assured of a friendly welcome.

Telephone: 
01243 262059
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Sunken Gardens Bognor Regis

  • Sunken Gardens Bognor Regis
    Sunken Gardens Bognor Regis
  • Sunken Gardens Bognor Regis
    Sunken Gardens Bognor Regis
  • Sunken Gardens Bognor Regis
    Sunken Gardens Bognor Regis
  • Sunken Gardens Bognor Regis
    Sunken Gardens Bognor Regis

Located near the town centre by the tallest building in Bognor Regis, are the Hothampton Sunken Gardens, a delightful place to relax. There is also a childrens play area at the north end of the gardens. The Sunken Gardens are partially maintained by the Bognor Regis community gardeners who are group of friendly gardening enthusiasts who get together a few times a month to garden in the centre of town.

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Swansea Gardens Tennis and Bowls

  • Swansea Gardens tennis and bowls
    Swansea Gardens tennis and bowls

'A little oasis by the sea' - 'what a lovely place to play tennis' - 'An Idyllic place to play Bowls' - A few comments from people that have visited this recreational space in Bognor Regis. Swansea Gardens is a quiet place to play tennis and bowls or just to relax, have your lunch or read a book. There is free parking available on site (limited spaces) for anyone using the facilities. Bowling and tennis equipment is available to hire. Swansea Gardens is open to the public from April through till the end of September.

  • Six rink bowling green
  • 3 all weather tennis courts
  • Equipment available for hire
  • Coaching available
  • Free car parking
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Waterloo Square Bowling Green

Situated opposite the Pier close to the seafront, Waterloo Square Bowls has two six rink bowling greens with surrounding garden borders.

  • Coaching available
  • Equipment available for hire
  • On street car parking nearby
  • Café onsite - food and hot drinks
  • Beach and pier 200 yards away
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West Park Bognor Regis

  • West Park
    West Park
  • West Park circus in town
    West Park circus in town

To the West of Bognor Regis is West Park. Situated close to Aldwick Beach, West Park is a large open park with it’s own Café, children’s play area and, pay and display parking. During the year, West Park is the venue for many events such as funfairs shows and similar.

West park as it is now known, was formally called the West End Car Park and is constantly used throughout the year by the residents of Bognor for local out of season events as well as, dog walking, flying kites, and even testing new inventions!

Facilities include:

  • Parking
  • Children’s play area
  • Public conveniences
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