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.

Dogs are not allowed on Dogs are not allowed on Bracklesham Bay 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.

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.

Bracklesham Bay Beach 7 day weather forecast, weather in Chichester, West Sussex

Expect a temp in the range 4.5℃ to 5.1℃ with wind speed 6.6 m/sec (NW)
Friday, Dec 03
Expect a temp in the range 4.2℃ to 8.6℃ with wind speed 3.1 m/sec (W)
Saturday, Dec 04
Expect a temp in the range 7.6℃ to 8.5℃ with wind speed 3.8 m/sec (WNW)
Sunday, Dec 05
Expect a temp in the range 3.9℃ to 4.4℃ with wind speed 6 m/sec (WNW)
Monday, Dec 06
Expect a temp in the range 3.6℃ to 5.5℃ with wind speed 4.4 m/sec (NW)
Tuesday, Dec 07
Expect a temp in the range 2.4℃ to 4.8℃ with wind speed 1.5 m/sec (NE)
Wednesday, Dec 08
Expect a temp in the range 6.8℃ to 8.3℃ with wind speed 6.1 m/sec (SSW)

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


Bracklesham Bay Beach tide times.

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