Selsey East Beach

Selsey East Beach, Selsey, West Sussex

Place Category: Beaches

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  • The East Beach at Selsey in West Sussex is a pebble beach on either side of the RNLI lifeboat station.

    Selsey is situated on a peninsula jutting out into the English Channel about eight miles south of Chichester. A small town that retains its history, the unique Selsey community spirit and the Selsey fishing fleet.

    Local beaches are all pebble but there are many things to do including: walks along the sea wall; Cycle routes, Selsey Lifeboat Station and Museum; windsurfing and a diving and snorkelling centre; golf and Tennis.

    Facilities include: free parking on the road, pub, toilets, RNLI shop and children’s play area.

    Fresh fish and crabs for sale caught by the fishing boats pulled upon the beach.

    Selsey is a moderate walk away itself has a wide range of restaurants, cafes, bars and public houses.

    We have no current information on dog restrictions for Selsey East Beach.

    Why not check other beaches nearby as we have 7 beaches around Chichester, 27 beaches in West Sussex, or check our list of West Sussex Dog Friendly Beaches.

  • Selsey East Beach 7-day Weather Forecast

    Light rain tomorrow through Monday, with temperatures bottoming out at 18°C on Friday.

    Today's Forecast
     Partly cloudy throughout the day.
       5%  53%   12 mph
      6:47 am    7:08 pm
    Thursday, Sep 21st
     Light rain starting in the afternoon, continuing until evening.
       40%  79%   12 mph
      6:49 am    7:05 pm

    Friday, Sep 22nd
     Mostly cloudy starting in the evening.
       5%  26%   5 mph
      6:50 am    7:03 pm
    Saturday, Sep 23rd
     Mostly cloudy until evening.
       0%  67%   12 mph
      6:52 am    7:01 pm

    Sunday, Sep 24th
     Light rain starting in the afternoon.
       30%  71%   9 mph
      6:53 am    6:59 pm
    Monday, Sep 25th
     Mostly cloudy until afternoon.
       28%  54%   12 mph
      6:55 am    6:56 pm

    Tuesday, Sep 26th
     Partly cloudy starting in the afternoon, continuing until evening.
       3%  13%   8 mph
      6:56 am    6:54 pm
    Wednesday, Sep 27th
     Mostly cloudy throughout the day.
       0%  76%   9 mph
      6:58 am    6:52 pm

  • Selsey East Beach Tide Times


  • Selsey East Beach Bathing 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.
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  • 2 Reviews on “Selsey East Beach”

    1. Anonymous Selsey East Beach
      Overall Rating:

      There is a huge car park, cost only £1.10 in summer, free out of season, so no need to park on the road. Follow the P signs to ‘East Beach’. There is lots of free space (apart from one day a year, in Lifeboat Week!) with toilets (clean), grass, nearby childrens’ play area and cafe. Also a pond with wildlife behind the car park if you get bored with the sea. Easy walking along the sea wall northwards to find a bit of beach to yourself, or head south for the pub and lifeboat station. The beach is shingle, there’s only sand at very low tide. A lovely beach to spend the day at, with no real opportunity to spend a lot of money. The toilets are free and the cafe is not expensive, even the pub is very reasonable. As it’s on the east side and sheltered from the prevailing south-westerlies often the sea is quite calm, so nice for children to play. I’ve seen people swimming too. There’s a lovely walk to Pagham harbour for the energetic, but it’s hard going once you leave the sea wall behind and start walking on the shingle. We couldn’t believe how good this beach was and still can’t understand why it attracts so few visitors.

    2. Anonymous Selsey East Beach
      Overall Rating:

      The family love this area of the coast and always pay a visit to East Beach. Have a walk along the sea front, buy some fresh crabs just landed, visit the lifeboat and finish with a pub meal in the Lifeboat Inn garden.

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