Beaches and coastal

Breathe in the fresh air, feel the sand (or pebbles) between your toes and explore the fantastic coastline that West Sussex has to offer. With 50 miles of stunning coastal landscape, there’s nowhere better for a day at the beach. Nestled with seaside towns, rural villages and historic cities, there are activities for all ages and tastes. Make family memories, eat ice cream, swim in the sea, go rock-pooling, sun bathe, try kite surfing or stand up paddle boarding (SUP). The list is endless but the stresses of home will be a distant memory.

Beaches and coastal attractions in West Sussex

Local guides

Get inspiration for your next trip with the help of our local guides. Discover top attractions, fun things to do and exciting new experiences. There is something for everyone in West Sussex.

Things to do and see

Owner of Learn to kitesurf next to his van waiting for a lesson in Sussex

Learn To Kitesurf

Offering the safest, most enjoyable and exciting services to...

The Kite, Surf and Sup Co.

Where better to learn to kitesurf than at a school establish...
Chichester Harbour boat on harbour

Chichester Harbour Water Tours

Whether you want to get out on the water to spot Chichester ...
The witterings sandy beach

West Wittering

After an exhausting day on your bike or climbing the Downs, ...
Boat on pebbles at Worthing beach

Worthing

Start at the pier and head right looking at the sea for an e...
Sussex Beach Hut with two sun loungers in front

Sussex Beach Hut

Experience a unique take on the Sussex coast by renting a fr...
Chichester Harbour Conservancy with sailing boats on the sea

Chichester Harbour Conservancy

Chichester Harbour Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty has a ...
Paddleboarder in the sea for 2XS

2XS

Shop, hire and learn – 2xs is the place to go for all your...

Beautiful landscapes

West Sussex has beaches of all shapes and sizes. Enjoy a day of water sports and sandcastle building at West Witterings or stroll along the promenade at Littlehampton’s award-winning East Beach – the home of Britain’s longest bench!

Try the natural haven of Climping for a remote, wild and unspoilt landscape. Our favourite hidden gem is the charming seaside village of Bosham. This historic fishing village is listed in the Doomsday Book.

Pebbled beach landscape with colourful houses in Worthing West Sussex
Dog on the beach in West Sussex