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.

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

2XS

2XS

Shop, hire and learn – 2xs is the place to go for all your...
Bosham and Chichester Harbour

Bosham

The historical fishing village of Bosham is a popular area w...
Littlehampton Beach

East Beach Littlehampton

Over a mile of beach awaits you at Littlehampton's award-win...
Climping Beach

Climping Beach

Neighbouring Littlehampton and Bognor Regis, you can escape ...

The Witterings

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

Cycle Worthing to Shoreham

This easy seven mile cycle route follows the sweeping curve ...

Shoreham Rowing Club

Rowing conditions around Shoreham are suitable for beginners...

Sussex Watersports

Wakeboarding, waterskiing and knee boarding adds a touch of ...

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.

Dog on the beach in West Sussex
Paddle boarding at the beach in West Sussex