Climping, West Sussex
Looking for a treat? The historic medieval setting of Bailiffscourt Hotel and Spa offers sheer luxury set in 30 acres of beautifully cared for grounds (doubles from £270 per room per night for dinner, bed and breakfast). Stony at high tide, sandy at low tide, Climping is a picturesque spot for shallow paddling and the Littlehampton area is a haven for kite- and wind-surfers.
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