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
Arun Divers posing on boat

Arun Divers

For those with some diving experience the West Sussex coast ...
Two girls sitting on Climping Beach

Climping Beach

Neighbouring Littlehampton and Bognor Regis, you can escape ...
Goring beach in the summer

Goring Beach

Goring Beach, boasts a long stretch of pebbles and tradition...
Kite surfing

The Kite, Surf and Sup Co.

Where better to learn to kitesurf than at a school establish...
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...
Paddleboarder in the sea for 2XS

2XS

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

LAR Watersports

Surrounded by nature reserves and wildlife Pagham has some l...
Lancing beach green

Lancing Beach

Lancing beach is situated between Shoreham-by-Sea and Worthi...
The witterings sandy beach

West Wittering

After an exhausting day on your bike or climbing the Downs, ...
Shoreham Rowing Club

Shoreham Rowing Club

Rowing conditions around Shoreham are suitable for beginners...
Watersports at Littlehampton Beach

East Beach Littlehampton

Over a mile of beach awaits you at Littlehampton's award-win...
Shoreham beach pebbles and sea with headland in the background

Shoreham Sailing Club

Located on Shoreham beach, Shoreham Sailing Club are a volun...
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...
Lewis Crathern kitesurfing on the water in Sussex

Lewis Crathern

With years of experience as a World Tour Competitor and comm...
Chichester Harbour Conservancy with sailing boats on the sea

Chichester Harbour Conservancy

Chichester Harbour Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty has a ...
A woman paddle boarding on a river

Surfs SUP Watersports

Surfs SUP Watersports offers lessons for paddleboarding, win...

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

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.