Bracklesham Bay Beach

Bracklesham Bay Beach is sandy and has a gently shelving shore making it perfect for swimming, sailing, fishing, surfing and diving or just paddling! At high tide, the sand disappears and the beach is shingle.

This beach has amazing views southwest across the Solent to the Isle of Wight on a clear day.

Watersport enthusiasts love this area of the West Sussex coast as it is the perfect spot for windsurfing, kitesurfing and SUP! The beach has a school and local shop offering kit and expert advice.

It is a great beach for fossil hunters as if you stroll along the shoreline on a falling tide, you may well spot fossils like shark teeth.

The beach has clean water and the local village of East Wittering offers facilities like shops, restaurants and entertainment. Accommodation is easy to find as there are a few caravan sites and camping areas.

Facilities include restaurant/cafe, toilets, slipway, and good car parking.

This area is known as the Manhood Peninsula, you have a choice of two access roads and this can be very busy on hot days, the first heads to the easterly point of Selsey and the other road to Bracklesham Bay is shared with the popular Wittering beaches. Bracklesham Bay is quieter than the neighbouring East Wittering and West Wittering beaches.

Dog Friendly Beach?

Bracklesham Bay Beach is dog friendly and allows dogs all year.
Bracklesham Bay Beach is dog friendly and allows dogs all year.

Why not check other beaches nearby as we have 27 beaches in West Sussex, or check our list of West Sussex Dog Friendly Beaches.

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Bracklesham Bay Beach Water Quality

Water 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.

7 Day Weather Forecast

Expect a temp in the range 9.4℃ to 11.5℃ with wind speed 7.9 m/sec (W)
Saturday, Feb 04cloudy
Expect a temp in the range 6.9℃ to 7.4℃ with wind speed 5.4 m/sec (WNW)
Sunday, Feb 05partlycloudy_night
Expect a temp in the range 5.3℃ to 7.7℃ with wind speed 5 m/sec (WNW)
Monday, Feb 06cloudy
Expect a temp in the range 1℃ to 2.1℃ with wind speed 2.7 m/sec (NE)
Tuesday, Feb 07clearsky_night
Expect a temp in the range 0.6℃ to 1.5℃ with wind speed 2.7 m/sec (NE)
Wednesday, Feb 08partlycloudy_night
Expect a temp in the range 0.4℃ to 1.9℃ with wind speed 4 m/sec (ENE)
Thursday, Feb 09clearsky_night
Expect a temp in the range 3.9℃ to 5℃ with wind speed 3.5 m/sec (SSE)

Chichester weather forecast from Yr, delivered by the Norwegian Meteorological Institute and NRK

Bracklesham Bay Beach Tide Times

Tide times are available at around 600 locations and the closest location to Bracklesham Bay Beach is at Itchenor 4.40 km (2.73 miles) away. Tides are displayed beneath for up to 7 days and we list both high and low water times along with the height.

Fri 03 Feb
   Low Tide at 03:22 (Height 1.50m)
   High Tide at 10:11 (Height 4.04m)
   Low Tide at 15:46 (Height 1.19m)
   High Tide at 22:50 (Height 4.10m)
Sat 04 Feb
   Low Tide at 04:01 (Height 1.32m)
   High Tide at 10:52 (Height 4.19m)
   Low Tide at 16:22 (Height 0.99m)
   High Tide at 23:29 (Height 4.26m)
Sun 05 Feb
   Low Tide at 04:37 (Height 1.16m)
   High Tide at 11:30 (Height 4.30m)
   Low Tide at 16:59 (Height 0.84m)
Mon 06 Feb
   High Tide at 00:04 (Height 4.38m)
   Low Tide at 05:13 (Height 1.02m)
   High Tide at 12:04 (Height 4.38m)
   Low Tide at 17:34 (Height 0.72m)
Tue 07 Feb
   High Tide at 00:36 (Height 4.45m)
   Low Tide at 05:49 (Height 0.92m)
   High Tide at 12:36 (Height 4.42m)
   Low Tide at 18:09 (Height 0.65m)
Wed 08 Feb
   High Tide at 01:07 (Height 4.48m)
   Low Tide at 06:23 (Height 0.86m)
   High Tide at 13:08 (Height 4.43m)
   Low Tide at 18:42 (Height 0.64m)
Thu 09 Feb
   High Tide at 01:36 (Height 4.47m)
   Low Tide at 06:55 (Height 0.86m)
   High Tide at 13:39 (Height 4.40m)
   Low Tide at 19:13 (Height 0.69m)

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