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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

Arun Divers posing on boat

Arun Divers

For those with some diving experience the West Sussex coast ...
Paddleboarder in the sea for 2XS

2XS

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

Shoreham Rowing Club

Rowing conditions around Shoreham are suitable for beginners...
Boat on pebbles at Worthing beach

Worthing

Start at the pier and head right looking at the sea for an e...
Man on Lancing beach preparing the kite for a kite surfing session with BN1 Kitesurfing

BN1 Kitesurfing

BN1 Kitesurfing is A BKSA recognised Kitesurfing School spec...
Goring Gap Beach with pebbles, groynes and the blue sea

Goring Gap Beach

Goring Gap Beach is a beach that lies in the gap between Gor...
Lewis Crathern kitesurfing on the water in Sussex

Lewis Crathern

With years of experience as a World Tour Competitor and comm...
A group of people trying out SUP yoga on a river in Sussex

Moxie Unleashed

Have fun, learn & improve as you 'find your moxie' on &a...

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