Map of Sussex
In fact its most northerly point at Gatwick Airport is just 23 miles from the coast. It's this geographical location with south facing slopes and a warm dry climate that makes Sussex a prime slot for vineyards to produce world class sparkling wine.
Spanning 1,461 square miles, Sussex shares borders with Kent, Surrey and Hampshire. The South Downs National Park meets Sussex at its Hampshire border and stretches across more than half the county to Eastbourne.
West & East Sussex both have iMaps (East Sussex iMap | West Sussex iMap) designed for all lovers of the countryside. They show all the rights of way in Sussex, as well as long distance paths, shorter walks and easy access trails. West Sussex offers a Cycle Journey Planner, this is an ideal opportuinity to see the different cycle paths within the area.
Is Brighton in East or West Sussex?
Geographically, the city of Brighton is considered part of East Sussex and is referred to as such for postal addresses. In local authority terms, East and West Sussex are separately run counties and Brighton is independent of them both as a unitary authority responsible for all its local government services.
Map of Sussex Towns & Villages
Zoom in and out of the map using the plus and minus icons in the bottom corner while selecting the map's markers will bring up more information about one of the featured towns or villages. Alternatively, click or tap the icon at the top left corner of the map to show a full list.
For directions, click on the icon of a red arrow in a white square that appears whenever a map marker or list item is selected.