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Beaches West Sussex

DAYS OUT Beaches West Sussex


Beaches in East Sussex

Days out at beautiful sandy beaches around West Sussex. Children love going to the beach, to swim or paddle in the sea and jump the waves, build sand castles or hunt for crabs in the shallow pools left by the tide. We have some great beaches in West Sussex so why not take a picnic, grab a bucket and spade and have hours of fun at the beach and best of all it's FREE!


(Sand & Shingle)
Located in a sandy bay backed by shingle and a sea wall. The beach is excellent for a wide variety of water sports. Facilties: Restaurant, Cafe, Disability, Toilets. Activities: Fishing, Surfing, Swimming, Boating, Canoeing, Scuba, Jetskiing, Snorkelling, Diving. Dogs: Dogs are banned. Map

This award winning beach is a family-friendly beach consisting of sand and shingle, sloping gently towards the sea. Part of the beach is a relatively safe swimming area where watercraft are discouraged. There is a Kid Care scheme in operation of free colour-coded wristbands linked to beach zones to reduce the numbers of lost children. Water sports enthusiasts on the adjacent beach have the option of windsurfing, surfing, canoeing, dinghy sailing and jet-skiing. Facilties: Firstaid, shops, cafe, slipway, pedalo, disability and toilets. Activities: Fishing and swimming. Dogs: Dogs are banned from 1st April to 30th of September. Map

A typical south coast shelving shingle beach with groynes and where the waves have a tendency to 'dump' at high tide. At low tide it is sandy with extensive shallows. Facilities: Toilets. Activities: Surfing and kites. Dogs: No dog restrictions. Map

Award winning beach. Mostly sandy beach backed by a promenade. There is a slipway at the beach. Facilities: Restaurant, slipway, disability and toilets. Activities: Fishing, windsurfing, surfing, swimming, canoeing, canoeing, scuba and diving. Dogs: Dogs are allowed on the beach.

GORING BEACH (Pebble & Sand)
The mixed pebble and sand beach is popular for a wide variety of watersports including kitesurfing, has a boat ramp, and is dog-friendly. There is a busy café at its western end. Map

A sandy beach set on the south coast just to the east of Bognor Regis. Facilties: Cafe and shop. Activities: Swimming. Map

Pagham is a quiet seaside resort, a south east facing shingle beach. There is a large shingle bar at the harbour entrance making this a good beach for windsurfing. A WW2 Mulberry Harbour platform protrudes from the sea at low tide. The local harbour is also a fantastic nature reserve with good access all around. Of local historic interest are the old railway carriages still in use for some of the beach houses. Facilties: Cafe, toilets and shop. Activities: Swimming, diving & snorkelling and wind surfing. Map

At Selsey there is the unique Selsey Bill low headland that reaches 3 miles out to sea. The beach extends in both directions from the headland. The groyne-ribbed beach to the east is most popular, backed by the sea wall with shingle stretching to Pagham. Facilties: Cafe, toilets and children's play area. Activities: Swimming, diving & snorkelling, sailing and wind surfing. Map

A shingle beach with sea defences and some vegetation in the shingle. Very popular with windsurfers and kites. There is an area of parkland behind the beach. Facilties: Cafe, toilets and shop. Activities: wind surfing and kite surfing. No dog restrictions. Map

A Shingle beach popular with windsurfers, kitesurfers and sailors. Facilties: Cafe and toilets. Activities: wind surfing, sailing and kite surfing. Map

Littlehampton Coastguards beach is great for all ages with its family friendly beach of sand and shingle which slopes gently towards the sea. Part of the beach is a relatively safe swimming area where watercraft are discouraged. There is a Kid Care scheme in operation of free colour-coded wristbands linked to beach zones to reduce the numbers of lost children. Watersport enthusiasts on the adjacent beach have the option of windsurfing, surfing, canoeing, sailing and jet skiing. This excellent beach has the added bonus of RLSS Beach Lifeguards, a Coastguards Tower overlooking the beach and the Foreshore Station incorporating a First Aid and Lost Children Centre. Adjacent amenities include a funfair theme park, theatre and cinema, toilets. Facilities: Cafe/restaurant, toilets, disabled facilities, first aid point, shower, lost child centre, town centre nearby, shop, pub nearby, beach hut hire, picnic area and promenade. Activities: Amusement arcade,diving & snorkelling,good fishing,kite surfing, sailing, swimming and wind surfing. Dogs: Dog access is restricted to certain areas of the beach during the summer and dogs must be kept on leads on the promenade. Map

Lovely stretch of beach is a Site of Special Scientific Interest. Visitors to the beach can enjoy a walk through the dunes on wooden walkways. The beach itself here consists of a bank of pebbles which gives way to expansive sand flats as the tide recedes. Facilties: Cafe, toilets and first aid point. Activities: swimming, wind surfing, sailing, kite surfing and good fishing. Dogs allowed. Map

WORTHING BEACH (Sand & Shingle)
A gently sloping shingle beach revealing sand at low water with a pier and a promenade. Facilities: Firstaid, shops, restaurant, cafe, slipway, pedalo, disability and toilets. Activities: Fishing, surfing and swimming. Dogs: Dogs are banned and dog bins are provided. Map

A spacious sandy beach and an area recognised for its natural beauty and wildlife. Picnic areas, cafe and large car park. With a wonderful stretch of open countryside behind a natural non-commercialised sandy beach, West Wittering is a favourite destination for a family day out. Cars park very close to the beach on extensive areas of mown grass which are also perfect for picnics, barbeques and games. Swimming and paddling are popular in the sandy tidal pools and the area is a mecca for wind and kite surfers. In summer this unique site can accommodate crowds yet provide solitude. The area is internationally recognised for its wild natural beauty and wildlife. Facilities: Firstaid, cafe, pedalo, shower, disability and toilets. Activities: Surfing, swimming, snorkelling and kites. Dogs: Bins are provided and dog free zones are in place from May to September. Dog bins are available all year round. Map


The Blue Flag beach award is widely considered the gold standard for beaches. Awarded by the Foundation for Environmental Education, the Blue Flag is internationally recognised.


National Trust

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Properties in Sussex: Alfriston Clergy House, Batemans, Bodiam castle, Cuckmere Valley, Devil's Dyke, Lamb House, Monk's House, Nymans Gardens, Petworth House & Park, Sheffield Park, Saddlescombe Farm and Newtimber Hill, Standen, Uppark House & Garden, Wakehurst Place.

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