Selsey West Beach

Selsey West beach is on a long stretch of coast linking Selsey with Bracklesham, the beach is mainly pebbles and at high tide, all you get is a steep pebble bank, although as the tide goes out you get some hard compact sand.

The main car park is by Marine Car park, Hillfield Rd, and here you also have a small beach kiosk. This section of beach is a little narrow and has wooden groynes that can give some welcome break from the wind that can hit Selsey Bill, the southern point of the Manhood Peninsula.

As you head away from Selsey the beach gets wider and you have a large caravan park sitting behind and if you are energetic you can travel down to Bracklesham Bay.

It is often worth considering the wind direction when looking at Selsey beaches, then heading to either the East or West beach as they can offer very different conditions on the same day.

Dog Friendly Beach?

Selsey West Beach is dog friendly and allows dogs all year.
Selsey West Beach is dog friendly and allows dogs all year.

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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Place Category: Beaches

7 Day Weather Forecast

Expect a temp in the range 9.3℃ to 9.7℃ with wind speed 11.5 m/sec (WSW)
Sunday, Mar 26heavyrain
Expect a temp in the range 8℃ to 9℃ with wind speed 8.3 m/sec (SSW)
Monday, Mar 27partlycloudy_night
Expect a temp in the range 4.6℃ to 6.2℃ with wind speed 6.5 m/sec (NNE)
Tuesday, Mar 28cloudy
Expect a temp in the range 7.5℃ to 7.8℃ with wind speed 8.1 m/sec (SSE)
Wednesday, Mar 29cloudy
Expect a temp in the range 9.6℃ to 9.9℃ with wind speed 8.5 m/sec (WSW)
Thursday, Mar 30cloudy
Expect a temp in the range 10.2℃ to 10.9℃ with wind speed 11.5 m/sec (WSW)
Friday, Mar 31heavyrain
Expect a temp in the range 10.2℃ to 10.7℃ with wind speed 8.7 m/sec (S)

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

Selsey West Beach Tide Times

Tide times are available at around 600 locations and the closest location to Selsey West Beach is at Selsey Bill 1.37 km (0.85 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.

Sat 25 Mar
   High Tide at 01:30 (Height 5.46m)
   Low Tide at 07:16 (Height 0.48m)
   High Tide at 13:46 (Height 5.21m)
   Low Tide at 19:31 (Height 0.69m)
Sun 26 Mar
   High Tide at 02:04 (Height 5.19m)
   Low Tide at 07:55 (Height 0.77m)
   High Tide at 14:24 (Height 4.96m)
   Low Tide at 20:10 (Height 1.04m)
Mon 27 Mar
   High Tide at 02:39 (Height 4.87m)
   Low Tide at 08:35 (Height 1.11m)
   High Tide at 15:06 (Height 4.66m)
   Low Tide at 20:52 (Height 1.44m)
Tue 28 Mar
   High Tide at 03:18 (Height 4.52m)
   Low Tide at 09:18 (Height 1.48m)
   High Tide at 15:56 (Height 4.35m)
   Low Tide at 21:44 (Height 1.84m)
Wed 29 Mar
   High Tide at 04:09 (Height 4.18m)
   Low Tide at 10:18 (Height 1.82m)
   High Tide at 17:01 (Height 4.09m)
   Low Tide at 23:06 (Height 2.14m)
Thu 30 Mar
   High Tide at 05:18 (Height 3.91m)
   Low Tide at 11:49 (Height 2.02m)
   High Tide at 18:17 (Height 3.96m)
Fri 31 Mar
   Low Tide at 00:36 (Height 2.22m)
   High Tide at 06:37 (Height 3.81m)
   Low Tide at 13:08 (Height 2.01m)
   High Tide at 19:33 (Height 4.02m)

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