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Place Category: Beaches
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;
- Dog restricted area; dog exercise area;
- Bowling; crazy golf; amusement arcade; leisure centre;
- Backed by large grass areas;
- Pay and street parking;
No dogs allowed between 1st May and 30th SAeptember.
Littlehampton Beach Weather Forecast
Light rain today through Friday, with temperatures rising to 23°C on Tuesday.Light rain in the morning and afternoon.Today's Forecast
14->1982% 76% 14 mph
5:15 am 9:03 pmDrizzle overnight.Sunday, Jul 23rd
14->2128% 47% 11 mph
5:17 am 9:02 pmPartly cloudy starting in the afternoon, continuing until evening.Monday, Jul 24th
14->2310% 19% 14 mph
5:18 am 9:01 pmPartly cloudy starting in the afternoon, continuing until evening.Tuesday, Jul 25th
14->230% 17% 7 mph
5:19 am 8:59 pmLight rain in the morning and overnight and breezy starting in the afternoon, continuing until evening.Wednesday, Jul 26th
16->2026% 79% 14 mph
5:21 am 8:58 pmLight rain in the morning.Thursday, Jul 27th
15->2118% 32% 12 mph
5:22 am 8:56 pmPartly cloudy until afternoon.Friday, Jul 28th
14->2112% 30% 9 mph
5:24 am 8:55 pmPartly cloudy until evening.Saturday, Jul 29th
15->215% 46% 10 mph
5:25 am 8:54 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.
Photos from around the surrounding area