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, amusement arcade, leisure centre and plenty of large grass areas.
Littlehampton Beach has been awarded a regional Seaside Award.
Littlehampton beach does not allow dogs between 1st May and 30th September.
- 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.
Littlehampton Beach 7 day weather forecast, weather in Littlehampton, West Sussex
Expect a temp in the range 5.5℃ to 6.2℃ with wind speed 7.8 m/sec (W)
Expect a temp in the range 5.6℃ to 6.5℃ with wind speed 7.9 m/sec (WNW)
Expect a temp in the range 3.6℃ to 4.6℃ with wind speed 5.5 m/sec (NNW)
Expect a temp in the range 4.6℃ to 5.2℃ with wind speed 5.9 m/sec (WNW)
Expect a temp in the range 5.7℃ to 7.3℃ with wind speed 10 m/sec (WSW)
Expect a temp in the range 7.7℃ to 8.5℃ with wind speed 8.4 m/sec (SSW)
Expect a temp in the range 2.3℃ to 2.9℃ with wind speed 2.7 m/sec (NNW)
Littlehampton weather forecast from Yr, delivered by the Norwegian Meteorological Institute and NRK
Littlehampton Beach tide times.
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