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
Learning how to kitesurf in Lancing

Lancing Kitesurf School

Ran by a professional team of International Kitesurf Organis...
Lancing beach green

Lancing Beach

Lancing beach is situated between Shoreham-by-Sea and Worthi...
Sussex Beach Hut with two sun loungers in front

Sussex Beach Hut

Experience a unique take on the Sussex coast by renting a fr...
Bosham and Chichester Harbour

Bosham

The historical fishing village of Bosham is a popular area w...
Surfboards lined up on the grass at Sussex Surf School

Sussex Surf School

The Sussex Surf School specialise in paddle boarding, kayaki...
Kite surfing

The Kite, Surf and Sup Co.

Where better to learn to kitesurf than at a school establish...
Two cyclists riding through West Sussex countryside

Cycling for Softies

Explore West Sussex by bike with exciting cycling holidays c...
Chichester Harbour boat on harbour

Chichester Harbour Water Tours

Whether you want to get out on the water to spot Chichester ...
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...
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...
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...
Goring beach in the summer

Goring Beach

Goring Beach, boasts a long stretch of pebbles and tradition...
The witterings sandy beach

West Wittering

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

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.