Climping Beach

Climping beach as with many along the Sussex coast has pebbles at high tide and is divided by wooden groynes. But at low tide, a huge expanse of dark, fine, hard-packed sand is exposed, making it an ideal spot for families and shallow swimming. Very popular with kitesurfers and windsurfers with large car park grass areas for setting up.

Climping Beach is a quieter area of coastline than its neighbour seaside towns of Littlehampton and Bognor Regis. If you walk eastwards from the car park towards Littlehampton much of the area is now designated of scientific interest, and parts are a nature reserve, although many sections of the sand dunes are now fenced off to protect against erosion and help local species to thrive.

The actual beach is exposed and struggles with coastal erosion and can change its appearance between visits.

A great place to base a coastal walk, you can head in either direction; to the East, you have the dune eco-system and then Littlehampton. To the West, you are backed by countryside and then hit the many private beach estates (Elmer, Middleton-on-sea, Felpham) that line this stretch of Coast before Bognor Regis.

Facilities at the beach include car parking (charges apply), a cafe with outdoor seating, toilets and outside shower, field available for hire. You also have a pub half a mile back up the road from the beach. Out of hours the car park is closed but a few spaces available on the road by the beach.

Climping Beach is often also referred to as Atherington Beach after the coastal hamlet it sits within rather than the nearby village of Climping.

Climping Beach has dog restrictions.
Climping beach, Dogs allowed on lead in one of the carparks and free to roam on the beach.

Horses not allowed March to October during car park opening hours.

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

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7 Day Weather Forecast

Expect a temp in the range 15.1℃ to 16.3℃ with wind speed 11.4 m/sec (SW)
Saturday, Oct 01
Expect a temp in the range 13.7℃ to 14.8℃ with wind speed 7.1 m/sec (W)
Sunday, Oct 02
Expect a temp in the range 14.3℃ to 15.7℃ with wind speed 5 m/sec (W)
Monday, Oct 03
Expect a temp in the range 8.7℃ to 10.2℃ with wind speed 2.3 m/sec (NNE)
Tuesday, Oct 04
Expect a temp in the range 14.2℃ to 15.6℃ with wind speed 3 m/sec (SSW)
Wednesday, Oct 05
Expect a temp in the range 16.3℃ to 16.6℃ with wind speed 6.2 m/sec (SW)
Thursday, Oct 06
Expect a temp in the range 8.3℃ to 10.4℃ with wind speed 2.5 m/sec (NW)

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

Climping Beach Tide Times

Tide times are available at around 600 locations and the closest location to Climping Beach is at Littlehampton 1.65 km (1.03 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 30 Sep
   High Tide at 01:21 (Height 5.79m)
   Low Tide at 07:23 (Height 0.70m)
   High Tide at 13:42 (Height 5.76m)
   Low Tide at 19:44 (Height 0.80m)
Sat 01 Oct
   High Tide at 02:00 (Height 5.59m)
   Low Tide at 08:03 (Height 0.94m)
   High Tide at 14:23 (Height 5.47m)
   Low Tide at 20:30 (Height 1.08m)
Sun 02 Oct
   High Tide at 02:45 (Height 5.23m)
   Low Tide at 08:53 (Height 1.30m)
   High Tide at 15:12 (Height 5.05m)
   Low Tide at 21:25 (Height 1.46m)
Mon 03 Oct
   High Tide at 03:45 (Height 4.76m)
   Low Tide at 09:59 (Height 1.71m)
   High Tide at 16:21 (Height 4.58m)
   Low Tide at 22:46 (Height 1.80m)
Tue 04 Oct
   High Tide at 05:22 (Height 4.39m)
   Low Tide at 11:36 (Height 1.97m)
   High Tide at 18:12 (Height 4.37m)
Wed 05 Oct
   Low Tide at 00:31 (Height 1.84m)
   High Tide at 07:10 (Height 4.49m)
   Low Tide at 13:15 (Height 1.80m)
   High Tide at 19:46 (Height 4.63m)
Thu 06 Oct
   Low Tide at 01:55 (Height 1.49m)
   High Tide at 08:27 (Height 4.96m)
   Low Tide at 14:25 (Height 1.36m)
   High Tide at 20:51 (Height 5.12m)

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