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 at Chichester, 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 12.2℃ to 14.8℃ with wind speed 3.1 m/sec (SW)
Monday, Oct 03
Expect a temp in the range 12℃ to 13.4℃ with wind speed 2.1 m/sec (ENE)
Tuesday, Oct 04
Expect a temp in the range 15.9℃ to 16.7℃ with wind speed 4.1 m/sec (S)
Wednesday, Oct 05
Expect a temp in the range 16.6℃ to 16.9℃ with wind speed 7 m/sec (SSW)
Thursday, Oct 06
Expect a temp in the range 13.1℃ to 13.9℃ with wind speed 6.5 m/sec (W)
Friday, Oct 07
Expect a temp in the range 14.7℃ to 15.1℃ with wind speed 5.6 m/sec (WSW)
Saturday, Oct 08
Expect a temp in the range 14.6℃ to 15℃ with wind speed 5.2 m/sec (WSW)

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.

Sun 02 Oct
   High Tide at 03:14 (Height 4.13m)
   Low Tide at 08:25 (Height 1.15m)
   High Tide at 15:43 (Height 4.04m)
   Low Tide at 20:55 (Height 1.25m)
Mon 03 Oct
   High Tide at 04:28 (Height 3.87m)
   Low Tide at 09:35 (Height 1.56m)
   High Tide at 16:58 (Height 3.79m)
   Low Tide at 22:37 (Height 1.54m)
Tue 04 Oct
   High Tide at 05:44 (Height 3.73m)
   Low Tide at 11:27 (Height 1.71m)
   High Tide at 18:13 (Height 3.69m)
Wed 05 Oct
   Low Tide at 00:03 (Height 1.49m)
   High Tide at 07:06 (Height 3.78m)
   Low Tide at 12:42 (Height 1.56m)
   High Tide at 19:36 (Height 3.79m)
Thu 06 Oct
   Low Tide at 01:12 (Height 1.25m)
   High Tide at 08:37 (Height 4.06m)
   Low Tide at 13:43 (Height 1.27m)
   High Tide at 20:57 (Height 4.09m)
Fri 07 Oct
   Low Tide at 02:08 (Height 0.94m)
   High Tide at 09:41 (Height 4.44m)
   Low Tide at 14:35 (Height 0.94m)
   High Tide at 21:53 (Height 4.40m)
Sat 08 Oct
   Low Tide at 02:57 (Height 0.63m)
   High Tide at 10:27 (Height 4.73m)
   Low Tide at 15:21 (Height 0.64m)
   High Tide at 22:35 (Height 4.62m)

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