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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

Kitesurfer in the sea at Littlehampton

LOOP Watersports

Coming April 2021, LOOP Watersports is a local built watersp...
Learning how to kitesurf in Lancing

Lancing Kitesurf School

Ran by a professional team of International Kitesurf Organis...
SUP paddleboards on Goring-on-sea beach

Glo-wellbeing

Dedicated in providing an unforgettable experience in SUP (s...
A flood of sail boats out on the ocean

Itchenor Sailing Club

The West Sussex coastline is simply stunning, with huge stre...
West Wittering Beach scape with two windsurfing boards in front of the sea and headland in distance

West Wittering Beach

With it's long sandy beaches, West Wittering is a haven for ...
Chichester Harbour Conservancy with sailing boats on the sea

Chichester Harbour Conservancy

Chichester Harbour Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty has a ...
Watersports at Littlehampton Beach

East Beach Littlehampton

Over a mile of beach awaits you at Littlehampton's award-win...
Arun Divers posing on boat

Arun Divers

For those with some diving experience the West Sussex coast ...

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