Climping Beach Cafe and Car Park

Climping Beach Cafe and Car Park, Bognor Regis: Address, Climping Beach Cafe and Car Park Reviews: 4/5

Climping Beach Cafe and Car Park

Climping Beach Cafe and Car Park
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We are a beachcafe in private grounds with toilets! We have hot and cold food and drinks all to take away or sit on outside seating! It is a fee paying car park where you can bbq if you prefer
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Andrew M
London75 contributions
Jan 2022
Over the years we have so enjoyed visiting this beach with its handy car park. Imagine our dismay at its current state of neglect. The car park s a mudbath where you have to be careful not to scrape the car negotiating the deep water-filled pot holes - best visit in a 4x4. The problem seems to be the flood defence works which have turned the immediate area into a building site and trashed the car park. Hopefully in a couple of years it will recover after the work is finished but for now there are countless nicer places to visit along that bit of the south coast
Written January 10, 2022
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philipn968
Rainham, UK161 contributions
Dec 2021
We had the pleasure of walking some 3 miles on this beautiful and unspoilt beach , other than a strong wind the weather was very kind to us
Written December 30, 2021
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James D
Cranleigh, UK35 contributions
Nov 2021
This used to be a lovely experience with nice parking, a cafe and loos! Now it is a shambles, storms have wrecked to approach to the beach, the car park is a muddy mess and it has just cost me £60 to park because as a pensioner I could not quite understand the complicated parking fee instructions and received a fine for not following them correctly. Avoid at all costs!
Written December 17, 2021
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le-bon-bock
London, UK4 contributions
Nov 2021
This beach is an absolute mess, someone has dumped great lumps of concrete all along the beach and there are building sites with dug up ground scattered along the raised walkway. Would not recommend for a picturesque walk at all!
Written December 4, 2021
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pinkspideruk
Cardiff, UK396 contributions
Sep 2021
Lovely little beach with very cheap all day or by the hour parking.

Clean toilets at the car park and a cafe/icecream hut available with a nice selection of food/drink at reasonable prices.

Beach is a mix of pebble and sand so water shoes advised especially at high tide where it covers a lot of the rocks under foot. At low tide more sandy beach is exposed.

Lots of large flat rocks to sit on or take a blanket/towel onto the beach
Written September 13, 2021
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Keith C
28 contributions
Aug 2021 • Family
Had lovely walk along climping beach then a lovely welcome coffee at the cafe good coffee friendly service with toilet facilities well worth a visit.
Written August 17, 2021
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SandG
1 contribution
Jun 2021 • Couples
Disappointing. First trip to Climping and what a disappointment. Rusty metal laying around, bin outside the cafe overflowing with dog poo bags, rubbish littered around car park area. It looked unkempt and dirty. Sad to see.
Written June 21, 2021
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Alison G
Guildford, UK15 contributions
Jun 2021
Delightful setting with lots of grass around for kids to play on. Lovely helpful staff, quick service, food great and very reasonably priced.
Written June 15, 2021
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beesrbusy
West Sussex, UK129 contributions
Apr 2021 • Couples
Parking is on a grassy area where there is a cafe.
Lovely beach when the tide is out and very popular with dog walkers. Unfortunately, some let their dogs defecate but do not pick up the mess, leaving it behind for others to then be constantly looking on the ground rather than appreciating the natural beauty of their surroundings. Lots of dropped, filled poop bags left littered around too. Shameful.
Written April 18, 2021
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Lance H
10 contributions
Aug 2020 • Family
We have been going to Climping Beach Cafe and Car Park for years. In the past it’s been a really good experience. Charges were fair and acceptable for the service provided.

However, that was before the storm damage and Covid-19. The situation now is dreadful.

The “greeting” at the gate:- This is the first interaction a customer has with the business. To say the two young attendants were surly doesn’t even come close. It’s as if THEY are doing YOU a favour in taking your money. NO. We are choosing you have a transaction with you. If you don’t want us then we will simply take us money somewhere else. And if you dare ask them a question, the answer is short to the point of rudeness. I’m sorry, I don’t care if you are/claim to be related to the owner YOU alone are responsible for me down grading this by two stars.

Now to the car park itself. With the storm damaging the sea defences the car park had clearly been flooded. But that was over 6 months ago. From what I saw, remedial/repair work appears to have limited to simply pushing the washed-in shingle back up to the sea wall. A large part of the parking surface remains unusable being thick with mud. Some deep enough for vehicles to get stuck. Inadequate/superficial maintenance drops another star.

Lastly, they seriously need to police the irresponsible dog owners. You know the ones. Those who let their little darling c**p every where and then don’t clear up after them. And even when they do bag it, some seem to think it’s acceptable to leave the bags lying around or slung into the trees and bushes. The grass area’s are like a dog poop mine field. As a business, there are a number of simple actions you can take to reduce this problem. Better signage, more dog poop bins and a poop cleaning machine. An absence of these loses another star.

In conclusion, I appreciate that as a business the cafe and car park have been very badly hurt by the lockdown and Covid. However, that is no excuse for the current problems:- dreadful attitude of the gate staff instantly makes customers feel unwelcome. The car park surface needs to be repaired and made fit again. Action to reduce the amount of dog faeces Left lying around.

Please note:- I have not mentioned the damaged/broken sea defences as I believe they are the responsibility of the Enviroment Agency, not the car park. Nor have I scored or considered the cafe and toilets as we did not use them.
Written October 2, 2020
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