Panoramic perfection, cathedral magnificence and coastal charm on the 700 - a bus route that's a treasure trove of history, modernity, hidden gems and seaside glory! Check out our itinerary for a fantastic day out!


Enjoy the panoramic views from the top of the Spinnaker Tower

What a way to start your scenic sojourn - start the adventure at the spectacular Spinnaker Tower with the fascinating 'Sail of the Solent' film and then take the lift up to the main viewing platform for a truly breathtaking unfolding picture of the stunning Solent and beyond. The viewing deck is a floor to ceiling glass wall, with views stretching up to 23 miles on a clear day and with i-VIEW touch screens providing information on the many points of interest, from the South Downs to the Isle of Wight.


Join the Coastliner 700 bus from The Hard Interchange

The Hard Interchange is 10 minutes walk from The Spinnaker Tower - turn left on leaving Gunwharf Quays - and from Stand G, the bus can be picked up.


Alight the bus at Chichester Cathedral

Enjoy a spot of lunch in the delightful cafeteria inside Chichester Cathedral. Then embark on an historic tour of this incredible place of worship, which was founded in 1705. Savour the original medieval features and contemporary artworks.


Board the Coastliner 700 from Chichester Cathedral


Hop off the bus at Bognor Regis Railway Station

Visit the literary emporium which is Heygates Bookshop, situated on the Railway Station. It's a haven for literary lovers and anyone who is a fan of fab independent shops. Lose yourself perusing the shelves, enjoy a cup of coffee or chat to the friendly owner Jason.


Join the bus at Bognor Regis Railway Station


Alight the bus at Littlehampton Anchor Springs

Take a walk down through the town, down Beach Road, soaking up the atmosphere of this fascinating location with its mix of modern and classic seaside architecture. Stroll to the East Beach which is a 15 minute walk.


Enjoy a visit to Norfolk Gardens

Enjoy some pirate-themed adventure golf or a game on the par 3 course, maybe some tennis or a ride on the lovely miniature railway, before maybe hiring a deckchair for some late afternoon summer sun, watching the waves rolling in on this delightful, scenic, 1-mile long pebble beach. Wander down the promenade and enjoy a bite to eat at the East Beach cafe before returning to Littlehampton town centre.


Board the Coastliner 700 bus from Littlehampton Anchor Springs


Arrive at Chichester Bus Station


Change onto another Coastliner 700, from Stand 9 at Chichester Bus Station to Portsmouth


Arrive back at Portsmouth The Hard Interchange

Other great places to visit if you wish to stay longer!

Cobbled streets, historic homes, traditional pubs, quaint tea rooms abound in Old Portsmouth. With its medieval origins and the delightful Royal Garrison Church and breeze from the sea close by, this really is an incredible, almost enchanted place. Be sure to check our the marvellous Fish outlet, with its jaw-dropping displays of fresh seafood ready to be devoured!

Gunwharf Quays is chic and trendy, with its boutique, designer brands and fashionable restaurants, serving everything from tapas to pizzas, burgers to noodles – this is the place to be! There’s also the Hollywood Bowl for some barnstorming ten-pin bowling and a Vue cinema. Enjoy daytime fun and nightlife whilst looking out onto the atmospheric Solent.

Bognor Regis Pier is truly amazing and a stroll down it, looking out at the English Channel is really fun, so too the ice-cream parlour, nightclub, amusement arcade and fab fish and chip shop which are part of this elegant Victorian structure, dating back to 1864.

A trip on the Stagecoach 53 bus from Chichester Bus Station to East and West Wittering is a true delight. East Wittering beach has sand and shingle and is the perfect place for a dip in the water, a coastal walk or just to respite and retreat from the busy life! The views out to sea are sheer perfection and there’s also some lovely ice-cream parlours, fascinating independent shops and restaurants to suit all tastes. To find out more about this route, which is also part of our wonderful Great Scenic Journeys collection, check out…

53 Chichester – East Wittering – Great Scenic Journeys

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