Littlehampton Beach

Littlehampton beach, Littlehampton, West Sussex

Place Category: Beaches

Water Quality
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  • Littlehampton Beach is the main beach for Littlehampton, also known as East beach or Coastguards beach. The beach is a clean and safe large shingle beach, overlooked by the coastguard tower, gives way to sand at low tide.

    The East beach is a 10 minutes flat walk through riverside walkway to the town. The riverside walkway runs beside the River Arun, past the Look and Sea visitor centre, lifeboat station and harbour.

    Activities include the traditional family beach holiday as well as sea angling, wreck diving, sailing, windsurfing and kite surfing. Although kitesurfing tends to be done at Littlehampton West beach or Rustington.

    Littlehampton is a popular British holiday destination with the South Downs to the north and easy access to Chichester and Worthing. Littlehampton is surrounded by plenty of history, things to do and see, and is the ideal place to stay whether you want to relax or explore the surrounding area.


    • Cafes; restaurants; including the famous East Beach cafe
    • Beach huts;
    • Deckchair hire;
    • Promenade;
    • Dog restricted area; dog exercise area;
    • Bowling; crazy golf; amusement arcade; leisure centre;
    • Backed by large grass areas;
    • Pay and street parking;
    • Harbour;

    Littlehampton Beach has dog restrictions. No dogs allowed between 1st May and 30th SAeptember.

    Why not check other beaches nearby as we have 5 beaches around Littlehampton, 27 beaches in West Sussex, or check our list of West Sussex Dog Friendly Beaches.

  • Littlehampton Beach Weather Forecast

    Light rain throughout the week, with temperatures rising to 19°C on Thursday.

    Today's Forecast
     Breezy throughout the day and light rain starting in the evening.
       42%  58%   23 mph
      5:24 am    8:55 pm
    Saturday, Jul 29th
     Light rain starting in the afternoon and breezy overnight.
       70%  80%   13 mph
      5:25 am    8:54 pm

    Sunday, Jul 30th
     Light rain in the morning and breezy starting in the afternoon.
       43%  56%   15 mph
      5:26 am    8:52 pm
    Monday, Jul 31st
     Clear throughout the day.
       2%  8%   16 mph
      5:28 am    8:51 pm

    Tuesday, Aug 1st
     Mostly cloudy starting in the afternoon.
       4%  30%   7 mph
      5:29 am    8:49 pm
    Wednesday, Aug 2nd
     Mostly cloudy throughout the day.
       0%  59%   9 mph
      5:31 am    8:47 pm

    Thursday, Aug 3rd
     Windy throughout the day and drizzle in the morning.
       27%  42%   23 mph
      5:32 am    8:46 pm
    Friday, Aug 4th
     Light rain and breezy in the morning.
       28%  65%   20 mph
      5:34 am    8:44 pm

  • Littlehampton Beach Tide Times


  • Littlehampton Beach Water quality

    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.
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  • 1 Review on “Littlehampton Beach”

    1. Anonymous Littlehampton Beach
      Overall Rating:

      A nice town beach.
      The beach was clean and we liked the grass areas behind the beach. A liitle walk to the town centre but this is not as nice as some of the other towns in the area. We noticed the comments on this site about the west beach and took a walk over and we agree it is so different. Combined these two beaches provide a good town for families.

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