Elmer Sands Beach

Elmer Sands beach is a typical West Sussex pebble beach with a high water steep pebble bank and wooden groynes. As the tide goes out, the beach expands into flat compact sand. You have some fascinating rock islands which form part of the local sea defence that at low tide become accessible and are great to explore for shells, shrimps and crabs, although be careful about climbing them.

Elmer along with its immediate neighbour Middleton-on-Sea are excellent family beaches for all ages, great for beach games, rock pools and when at low tide the water is very shallow making ideal conditions for swimming and beginner water sports as you can stand up.

If you get bored of just sitting on the beach at mid to low tide you have a nice easterly walk away from the built-up area towards Climping Beach where you can have a cake and ice cream before heading back.

The beach is tough to get access to due to the private gated beach-side estates that are common on this stretch of coast, but this is the greatest benefit as it limits the number of people on the beach even on sweltering summer days to locals and those staying nearby.

The beach has no facilities with the closest being some shops and pubs located on the main road just back from the beach. There is a free car park in Middleton-on-Sea village – postcode for this is PO22 7SR

The Elmer Sands Estate has a private Boating and Angling Club with an outside shower and the estate has a grass playing field with a basketball hoop and a small children’s play area. These are all solely for the use of Elmer Sands residents and guests.

Dog Friendly Beach?

Elmer Sands Beach is dog friendly and allows dogs all year.
Elmer Sands 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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Place Category: Beaches

Elmer Sands 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 6.2℃ to 7.7℃ with wind speed 3.1 m/sec (NE)
Tuesday, Feb 07fog
Expect a temp in the range 0.4℃ to 1.4℃ with wind speed 4.3 m/sec (NE)
Wednesday, Feb 08fair_night
Expect a temp in the range 0.5℃ to 1.1℃ with wind speed 4.7 m/sec (NE)
Thursday, Feb 09fair_night
Expect a temp in the range 1.7℃ to 5.2℃ with wind speed 3.8 m/sec (WNW)
Friday, Feb 10clearsky_night
Expect a temp in the range 1.3℃ to 2.6℃ with wind speed 2.7 m/sec (NNE)
Saturday, Feb 11fair_night
Expect a temp in the range 3.8℃ to 4.8℃ with wind speed 2.6 m/sec (WNW)
Sunday, Feb 12cloudy
Expect a temp in the range 5℃ to 6.7℃ with wind speed 2.1 m/sec (SE)

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

Elmer Sands Beach Tide Times

Tide times are available at around 600 locations and the closest location to Elmer Sands Beach is at Littlehampton 3.39 km (2.11 miles) away. Tides are displayed beneath for up to 7 days and we list both high and low water times along with the height.

Mon 06 Feb
   Low Tide at 05:32 (Height 0.92m)
   High Tide at 11:50 (Height 5.40m)
   Low Tide at 17:51 (Height 0.72m)
Tue 07 Feb
   High Tide at 00:15 (Height 5.49m)
   Low Tide at 06:06 (Height 0.86m)
   High Tide at 12:19 (Height 5.44m)
   Low Tide at 18:25 (Height 0.70m)
Wed 08 Feb
   High Tide at 00:43 (Height 5.52m)
   Low Tide at 06:39 (Height 0.84m)
   High Tide at 12:47 (Height 5.45m)
   Low Tide at 18:57 (Height 0.71m)
Thu 09 Feb
   High Tide at 01:10 (Height 5.52m)
   Low Tide at 07:10 (Height 0.85m)
   High Tide at 13:17 (Height 5.44m)
   Low Tide at 19:26 (Height 0.75m)
Fri 10 Feb
   High Tide at 01:38 (Height 5.51m)
   Low Tide at 07:38 (Height 0.88m)
   High Tide at 13:48 (Height 5.42m)
   Low Tide at 19:52 (Height 0.82m)
Sat 11 Feb
   High Tide at 02:09 (Height 5.47m)
   Low Tide at 08:07 (Height 0.95m)
   High Tide at 14:23 (Height 5.34m)
   Low Tide at 20:23 (Height 0.92m)
Sun 12 Feb
   High Tide at 02:45 (Height 5.35m)
   Low Tide at 08:44 (Height 1.07m)
   High Tide at 15:02 (Height 5.17m)
   Low Tide at 21:02 (Height 1.11m)

Contains ADMIRALTY® tidal data: © Crown Copyright and database right.

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