Selsey East Beach

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. Fresh fish and crabs are for sale caught by the local fishing boats pulled up on the beach.

There are many things to do including walks along the seawall, cycle routes, Selsey lifeboat station and museum, windsurfing and a diving and snorkelling centre.

Facilities at the beach include free parking on the road, pub, toilets, RNLI shop and children’s play area whilst Selsey is a moderate walk away and has a wider range of restaurants, cafes, bars and pubs.

Selsey East Beach has dog restrictions.
Dogs are allowed on Selsey East beach all year round but they are prohibited from designated areas (between groynes E26 & E33) between 1st May and 30th Sept. Must be kept on a lead on the sea wall.

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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Selsey East 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 -2.3℃ to -1.7℃ with wind speed 2.3 m/sec (NNW)
Saturday, Dec 10clearsky_night
Expect a temp in the range -2.3℃ to -1.6℃ with wind speed 2.1 m/sec (NNW)
Sunday, Dec 11fog
Expect a temp in the range -2.2℃ to -1.8℃ with wind speed 1.8 m/sec (NNE)
Monday, Dec 12cloudy
Expect a temp in the range -2.9℃ to -1.9℃ with wind speed 5 m/sec (NNE)
Tuesday, Dec 13cloudy
Expect a temp in the range -0.4℃ to 0.5℃ with wind speed 4.6 m/sec (NE)
Wednesday, Dec 14cloudy
Expect a temp in the range -3.2℃ to 0℃ with wind speed 5.7 m/sec (N)
Thursday, Dec 15clearsky_night
Expect a temp in the range -3℃ to -1.4℃ with wind speed 3.8 m/sec (N)

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

Selsey East Beach Tide Times

Tide times are available at around 600 locations and the closest location to Selsey East Beach is at Selsey Bill 0.65 km (0.40 miles) away. Tides are displayed beneath for up to 7 days and we list both high and low water times along with the height. These times are not adjusted for BST.

Fri 09 Dec
   Low Tide at 05:13 (Height 1.06m)
   High Tide at 11:44 (Height 4.90m)
   Low Tide at 17:33 (Height 0.82m)
Sat 10 Dec
   High Tide at 00:14 (Height 4.91m)
   Low Tide at 05:51 (Height 1.14m)
   High Tide at 12:15 (Height 4.84m)
   Low Tide at 18:09 (Height 0.90m)
Sun 11 Dec
   High Tide at 00:48 (Height 4.87m)
   Low Tide at 06:28 (Height 1.26m)
   High Tide at 12:49 (Height 4.76m)
   Low Tide at 18:43 (Height 1.03m)
Mon 12 Dec
   High Tide at 01:22 (Height 4.79m)
   Low Tide at 07:03 (Height 1.41m)
   High Tide at 13:23 (Height 4.66m)
   Low Tide at 19:16 (Height 1.19m)
Tue 13 Dec
   High Tide at 01:58 (Height 4.68m)
   Low Tide at 07:39 (Height 1.57m)
   High Tide at 14:00 (Height 4.54m)
   Low Tide at 19:52 (Height 1.36m)
Wed 14 Dec
   High Tide at 02:37 (Height 4.56m)
   Low Tide at 08:18 (Height 1.73m)
   High Tide at 14:40 (Height 4.40m)
   Low Tide at 20:33 (Height 1.54m)
Thu 15 Dec
   High Tide at 03:21 (Height 4.43m)
   Low Tide at 09:03 (Height 1.87m)
   High Tide at 15:29 (Height 4.26m)
   Low Tide at 21:23 (Height 1.71m)

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