Littlehampton Beach (aka East Beach or Coastguards Beach)

Littlehampton beach is the main beach for Littlehampton, also known as East beach or Coastguards beach. The beach is a clean, safe and large shingle beach, overlooked by the coastguard tower. At mid to low tide the shingle gives way to a large sandy beach.

The Littlehampton East beach is 10 minutes flat walk through the riverside walkway to the town, the walkway runs beside the River Arun, past the RNLI lifeboat station and harbour.

Activities include what you would expect with the traditional family beach holiday as well as sea angling, sailing, windsurfing and kite surfing, although kitesurfing tends to be done on either side at Littlehampton West beach or Rustington beach.

Littlehampton is a popular British seaside destination surrounded by plenty of history, things to do and see, with the South Downs to the north and easy access to Chichester, Arundel and Worthing. This is an ideal town to stay in whether you want to relax or explore the West Sussex surrounding area.

The seafront has The Long Bench, thought to be the longest bench in Britain and one of the longest in the world. The wood and stainless steel bench ‘flows’ along the promenade curving around obstacles along the seafront. The bench measures 324 metres and can seat over 300 people.

Facilities at the beach include pay and display car parks, toilets, seasonal lifeguards, cafes, restaurants, the unusual East Beach Cafe, beach huts, deckchair hire, promenade, bowling, crazy golf, and amusement arcade, leisure centre and plenty of large grass areas.

Littlehampton Beach has been awarded a regional Seaside Award.

Dog Friendly Beach?

Littlehampton Beach has dog restrictions.
Littlehampton beach does not allow dogs between 1st May and 30th September.

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

Planning your visit to Littlehampton Beach


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Place Categories: Beaches Seaside Award

Littlehampton Beach 7 Day Weather Forecast

Expect a temp in the range 16.6℃ to 18.8℃ with wind speed 14.3 m/sec (SSW)
Thursday, Sep 21cloudy
Expect a temp in the range 14.5℃ to 16℃ with wind speed 8.9 m/sec (W)
Friday, Sep 22rain
Expect a temp in the range 12.1℃ to 13.3℃ with wind speed 6.4 m/sec (SW)
Saturday, Sep 23clearsky_night
Expect a temp in the range 10.4℃ to 11.9℃ with wind speed 7.7 m/sec (WNW)
Sunday, Sep 24cloudy
Expect a temp in the range 16.6℃ to 17.3℃ with wind speed 8.5 m/sec (SSW)
Monday, Sep 25partlycloudy_night
Expect a temp in the range 16.7℃ to 17.8℃ with wind speed 7.5 m/sec (S)
Tuesday, Sep 26cloudy
Expect a temp in the range 14.6℃ to 17.8℃ with wind speed 5.3 m/sec (W)

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

Littlehampton Beach Tide Times

Tide times are available at around 600 locations and the closest location to Littlehampton Beach is at Littlehampton 1.44 km (0.89 miles) away. Tides are displayed beneath for up to 7 days and we list both high and low water times along with the height, helping you to plan the best time to visit Littlehampton Beach. These times are not adjusted for BST.

Wed 20 Sep
   High Tide at 01:37 (Height 5.51m)
   Low Tide at 07:35 (Height 0.95m)
   High Tide at 13:55 (Height 5.48m)
   Low Tide at 19:55 (Height 1.05m)
Thu 21 Sep
   High Tide at 02:10 (Height 5.33m)
   Low Tide at 08:12 (Height 1.17m)
   High Tide at 14:32 (Height 5.23m)
   Low Tide at 20:37 (Height 1.31m)
Fri 22 Sep
   High Tide at 02:52 (Height 5.01m)
   Low Tide at 09:00 (Height 1.51m)
   High Tide at 15:19 (Height 4.85m)
   Low Tide at 21:33 (Height 1.65m)
Sat 23 Sep
   High Tide at 03:50 (Height 4.58m)
   Low Tide at 10:06 (Height 1.88m)
   High Tide at 16:26 (Height 4.43m)
   Low Tide at 22:53 (Height 1.93m)
Sun 24 Sep
   High Tide at 05:31 (Height 4.25m)
   Low Tide at 11:44 (Height 2.08m)
   High Tide at 18:29 (Height 4.30m)
Mon 25 Sep
   Low Tide at 00:40 (Height 1.89m)
   High Tide at 07:23 (Height 4.46m)
   Low Tide at 13:28 (Height 1.83m)
   High Tide at 19:55 (Height 4.67m)
Tue 26 Sep
   Low Tide at 02:07 (Height 1.46m)
   High Tide at 08:34 (Height 5.00m)
   Low Tide at 14:36 (Height 1.31m)
   High Tide at 20:58 (Height 5.21m)

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