Elmer Sands Beach (West Sussex)
Elmer Sands beach is a typical West Sussex pebble beach with a high water pebble bank and wooden groynes. As the tide goes out the beach expands into flat compact sand. You have some very interesting rock islands which form part of the local sea defence that at low tide become accessible and are great to explore for shells, shrimps and crabs, although be careful about climbing them.
Elmer along with its immediate neighbour Middleton-on-Sea is an excellent family beach for all ages, great for beach games, rock pools and when at low-tide the water is very shallow making ideal conditions for swimming and beginner water sports as you can stand-up.
If you get bored of just sitting on the beach at mid to low tide you have a nice easterly walk away from the built-up area towards Climping Beach.
The beach is very hard to get access due to private beachside estates but this is the greatest benefit as it limits the number of people on the beach even on very hot summer days.
No beach facilities with the closest facilities being some shops and pubs located on the main road just back from the beach.
Elmer Sands sailing club does have an outside shower and the Elmer Sands estate has a grass playing field with basketball hoop and a small children’s play area.
Elmer Sands Beach is dog friendly and allows dogs all year.
7-day Weather Forecast
Rain today and Saturday, with high temperatures rising to 10°C on Saturday.Light rain in the afternoon.Today's Forecast
2->685% 56% 8 mph
7:52 am 4:37 pmPartly cloudy overnight.Wednesday, Jan 23rd
-1->40% 7% 15 mph
7:51 am 4:38 pmOvercast throughout the day.Thursday, Jan 24th
-1->836% 92% 7 mph
7:50 am 4:40 pmMostly cloudy throughout the day.Friday, Jan 25th
7->1060% 80% 9 mph
7:49 am 4:42 pmRain in the morning and windy in the afternoon.Saturday, Jan 26th
4->1093% 93% 13 mph
7:48 am 4:43 pmPartly cloudy starting in the afternoon, continuing until evening.Sunday, Jan 27th
3->734% 17% 16 mph
7:46 am 4:45 pmMostly cloudy overnight.Monday, Jan 28th
1->67% 2% 10 mph
7:45 am 4:47 pmOvercast throughout the day.Tuesday, Jan 29th
5->757% 94% 14 mph
7:44 am 4:49 pm
Beach Bathing Water QualityWater samples are taken at regular intervals during the bathing season and at the end of the season the water quality is classified as:
- Excellent: the highest classification meaning the water is cleanest
- Good: generally good water quality
- Sufficient: meets minimum standards
- Poor: You are advised not to swim. The beach will stay open and an action plan should be in place to improve the water quality.
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