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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

Chichester Harbour Conservancy with sailing boats on the sea

Chichester Harbour Conservancy

Chichester Harbour Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty has a ...
Chichester Harbour boat on harbour

Chichester Harbour Water Tours

Whether you want to get out on the water to spot Chichester ...
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...
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...
SUP paddleboards on Goring-on-sea beach

Glo-wellbeing

Dedicated in providing an unforgettable experience in SUP (s...
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...
Surfboards lined up on the grass at Sussex Surf School

Sussex Surf School

The Sussex Surf School specialise in paddle boarding, kayaki...
Watersports at Littlehampton Beach

East Beach Littlehampton

Over a mile of beach awaits you at Littlehampton's award-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