South Lancing Beach

South Lancing Beach is located next to Lancing Beach Green a large public grass area with direct access to the beach. The beach has the usual West Sussex wooden groynes and is pebbles with compact sand at mid to low tide.

Lancing is part of a long stretch of West Sussex coast that runs eastwards from Worthing’s Pier and Splash Point, through Lancing and down to Shoreham harbour. The beach has a path that runs behind it giving plenty of access options away from the main car park areas.

If you take that little effort and move away from the busier areas you will also see working parts of the beach with small fishing boats pulled up

The beach has a swimming zone that keeps water sports users away from bathers and as the beach is popular with kitesurfers there are two zoned areas, the first is a free rider zone and the second is a kitesurfing teacher zone.

The surf is best in the winter months with a good beach break.

Facilities at the beach include parking (fees March to September inclusive), toilets, food, beach huts, children’s play area.

Dog Friendly Beach?

We have no current information on dog restrictions for South Lancing 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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Place Category: Beaches

South Lancing Beach Water Quality

Water 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.

7 Day Weather Forecast

Expect a temp in the range 9.2℃ to 9.7℃ with wind speed 14.6 m/sec (SW)
Friday, Mar 24fair_night
Expect a temp in the range 9.1℃ to 9.6℃ with wind speed 12.2 m/sec (WSW)
Saturday, Mar 25partlycloudy_night
Expect a temp in the range 8.9℃ to 9.1℃ with wind speed 14.8 m/sec (WSW)
Sunday, Mar 26heavyrain
Expect a temp in the range 6℃ to 8.9℃ with wind speed 4.6 m/sec (SW)
Monday, Mar 27clearsky_night
Expect a temp in the range 2.6℃ to 3.6℃ with wind speed 6.6 m/sec (NNW)
Tuesday, Mar 28partlycloudy_night
Expect a temp in the range 4.2℃ to 6.1℃ with wind speed 1.3 m/sec (WNW)
Wednesday, Mar 29cloudy
Expect a temp in the range 7℃ to 8.2℃ with wind speed 6.9 m/sec (SSE)

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

South Lancing Beach Tide Times

Tide times are available at around 600 locations and the closest location to South Lancing Beach is at Worthing 3.89 km (2.42 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 6.65m)
   Low Tide at 06:03 (Height 0.27m)
   High Tide at 12:31 (Height 6.48m)
   Low Tide at 18:23 (Height 0.22m)
Fri 24 Mar
   High Tide at 00:54 (Height 6.60m)
   Low Tide at 06:44 (Height 0.33m)
   High Tide at 13:11 (Height 6.37m)
   Low Tide at 19:04 (Height 0.36m)
Sat 25 Mar
   High Tide at 01:30 (Height 6.41m)
   Low Tide at 07:23 (Height 0.49m)
   High Tide at 13:48 (Height 6.15m)
   Low Tide at 19:40 (Height 0.60m)
Sun 26 Mar
   High Tide at 02:04 (Height 6.10m)
   Low Tide at 07:58 (Height 0.75m)
   High Tide at 14:23 (Height 5.81m)
   Low Tide at 20:14 (Height 0.94m)
Mon 27 Mar
   High Tide at 02:37 (Height 5.69m)
   Low Tide at 08:32 (Height 1.09m)
   High Tide at 14:59 (Height 5.38m)
   Low Tide at 20:50 (Height 1.35m)
Tue 28 Mar
   High Tide at 03:12 (Height 5.20m)
   Low Tide at 09:10 (Height 1.49m)
   High Tide at 15:43 (Height 4.88m)
   Low Tide at 21:33 (Height 1.81m)
Wed 29 Mar
   High Tide at 03:58 (Height 4.65m)
   Low Tide at 10:00 (Height 1.92m)
   High Tide at 16:46 (Height 4.40m)
   Low Tide at 22:32 (Height 2.24m)

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