Rustington beach is a shingle beach with compact sand at low tide and the beach forms part of a long stretch of beach adjoining to Littlehampton East beach.
On a windy day, you will always find many kitesurfers although care should be taken with kites as there is a road at the top of the beach.
Car parking on the road and many facilities and car parks nearby at Littlehampton East Beach.
Dog Friendly Beach?
We have no current information on dog restrictions for Rustington Beach.
Why not check other beaches nearby as we have 27 beaches in West Sussex, or check our list of West Sussex Dog Friendly Beaches.
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Rustington Beach, Littlehampton, Littlehampton, West Sussex , United Kingdom
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7 Day Weather Forecast
Littlehampton weather forecast from Yr, delivered by the Norwegian Meteorological Institute and NRK
Rustington Beach Tide Times
Tide times are available at around 600 locations and the closest location to Rustington Beach is at Littlehampton 2.10 km (1.30 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.
Thu 23 Mar
High Tide at 00:14 (Height 6.33m)
Low Tide at 06:03 (Height 0.07m)
High Tide at 12:31 (Height 6.16m)
Low Tide at 18:23 (Height 0.02m)
Fri 24 Mar
High Tide at 00:54 (Height 6.28m)
Low Tide at 06:44 (Height 0.13m)
High Tide at 13:11 (Height 6.06m)
Low Tide at 19:04 (Height 0.16m)
Sat 25 Mar
High Tide at 01:30 (Height 6.10m)
Low Tide at 07:23 (Height 0.29m)
High Tide at 13:48 (Height 5.85m)
Low Tide at 19:40 (Height 0.40m)
Sun 26 Mar
High Tide at 02:04 (Height 5.81m)
Low Tide at 07:58 (Height 0.55m)
High Tide at 14:23 (Height 5.54m)
Low Tide at 20:14 (Height 0.74m)
Mon 27 Mar
High Tide at 02:37 (Height 5.42m)
Low Tide at 08:32 (Height 0.89m)
High Tide at 14:59 (Height 5.13m)
Low Tide at 20:50 (Height 1.15m)
Tue 28 Mar
High Tide at 03:12 (Height 4.96m)
Low Tide at 09:10 (Height 1.29m)
High Tide at 15:43 (Height 4.66m)
Low Tide at 21:33 (Height 1.61m)
Wed 29 Mar
High Tide at 03:58 (Height 4.45m)
Low Tide at 10:00 (Height 1.72m)
High Tide at 16:46 (Height 4.21m)
Low Tide at 22:32 (Height 2.04m)
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