Bognor Regis is a seaside resort located in West Sussex, south coast of England. It is 89km on the south-west of London, 39 km west of Brighton, 9 km southeast of Chichester and 25km east of Portsmouth. It is surrounded by Littlehampton to the north east and Selsey on the south-west. The suburbs of Bognor Regis are made up of Felpham and Aldwick as well as North and South Bersted.
Bognor Regis was established towards the end of the 18th century by Sir Richard Hotham on a sandy coastline that was at that time undeveloped. The resort and its founder Hotham have been reportedly claimed to feature in Sanditon, an uncompleted novel by Jane Austen.
In the first part of the 19th century, the resort’s growth was very slow. The establishment of the railway system in 1864 however, led to the rapid development of the resort.
By 1929, it was selected by King George V advisors as one of the areas to be developed. This led to its regal suffix. In the early 1930s, an amusement park and a zoo were established in the resort.
In 1960, a holiday camp emerged. The camp has hotel accommodation furnished with modern facilities. By the 2011 census, the population of Bognor Regis was 63,855. This number covers Felpham and Aldwick.