Beaches in West Sussex
In the west of the county, there's a huge expanse of sandy beach that stretches for miles from East Head to Selsey.
Further east the beaches of Sussex run (almost interrupted) from Bognor Beach to Brighton with only the mouth of the Arun and the harbour at Shoreham interventing.
Here are some suggested good beaches in West Sussex which are worth getting your bucket and spade out for.
Littlehampton BeachLittlehampton Beach is one of the more popular places to spend time by the seaside, especially now it's had new life breathed into with some stylish new beachfront facilities. East Beach is a classic family beach while West Beach is more of a wilderness type beach for nature lovers.
West Wittering BeachFamous beach including the ever changing spit of East Head.
You'll need to pay for parking to visit the beach, but it's a fantastic expanse of sand at low tide on the Solent side, with an enjoyable looped walk around the spit into Chichester Harbour and back alongside the salt marshes, thus giving you three seascapes for the price of one.
Bracklesham BeachBracklesham Bay has a lovely sandy beach making it the perfect place for a seaside holiday.
Selsey BeachSelsey Bill marks the southern point of Sussex and the end of the eight mile long beach which sweeps along Bracklesham Bay. The beach at Selsey is packed in summer, but a pretty good place for a walk on the beach in winter too.
Climping BeachClimping Beach is a lovely shingle beach between Bognor and Littlehampton. Climping Beach is very popular with us Sussexites because it isn't quite as busy in high summer as some of the other holiday beaches in Sussex which, quite rightly, attract lots of day trippers looking to enjoy a day by the seaside.
Pagham HarbourThe Friends of Pagham Harbour contribute financially to the maintenance and enhancement of the nature reserve and use these funds to buy equipment and educational materials to advance knowledge of and understanding of this special place.
See also the tiny village of Church Norton next to Pagham Harbour.
You can also find out more about Pagham Harbour here.
Shoreham BeachShoreham Beach is the huge spit of shingle across the mouth of the River Adur.
It's now more than just a beach - it's almost a town in its own right with an interesting history.
Pete McClelland's site has a nice friendly feel to it and links to some interesting and unusual sites related to Shoreham Beach.
If you like the beach..If you like the beach (and who doesn't?) you might enjoy looking at the Furry Feet guide to Britain's beaches. It's a compendium of coastal treasures..
Find accommodation near the beach
- If you fancy a beach holiday in Sussex, then try these suggestions of good places to stay near the beach in West Sussex. The main seaside towns are well set up for holidaymakers, with a huge choice of places to stay, from cheap hotels through to some very smart hotels. There are also plenty of holiday cottages and apartments you can rent out for your seaside holiday.
- Seaside hotels in Bognor Regis
- B and B in Bognor Regis. Our suggestions.
- Holiday Cottages in Sussex by the Sea
- Self Catering Sussex - recommended places
- Caravan Parks in West Sussex
- Camping in West Sussex - suggested camping grounds
- Some recommended Hotels close to Littlehampton
- Bed and Breakfast near Littlehampton
- Some good hotels near the beach at Sunny Worthing
- Worthing Bed and Breakfast
- Hotels in Shoreham-by-Sea
- Bognor beach
- Pagham Harbour
- Boat Builders
- Chichester Moorings
- Chichester Sailing
- Kite surfing
- Solent fishing
- Sea levels
- Sussex's changing coastline
- Selsey Flood Defences
- Seaside cottages