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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

The Kite, Surf and Sup Co.

Where better to learn to kitesurf than at a school establish...
LAR watersports shop front

LAR Watersports

Surrounded by nature reserves and wildlife Pagham has some l...
A group of divers on the boat after diving for oysters

Oyster Diving

The UK's premier PADI Scuba Diving and Travel Centre, Oyster...
Surfboards lined up on the grass at Sussex Surf School

Sussex Surf School

The Sussex Surf School specialise in paddle boarding, kayaki...
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...
A flood of sail boats out on the ocean

Itchenor Sailing Club

The West Sussex coastline is simply stunning, with huge stre...
SUP paddleboards on Goring-on-sea beach

Glo-wellbeing

Dedicated in providing an unforgettable experience in SUP (s...

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