South Lancing Beach

South Lancing beach, Worthing, West Sussex

Place Category: Beaches

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  • 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.

    Swimming zone keeps water sports users away from bathers.

    The beach is popular with kitesurfers and has two zoned areas. The first is a free rider zone and the second is a kit surfing teacher zone.

    Surfing beach break that is best in the winter months.

    The beach is part of a long stretch of West Sussex coast that runs to the East 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. You will also see working parts of the beach with small fishing boats pulled up if you take that little effort and move away from the busier areas.

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

    We have no current information on dog restrictions for South Lancing Beach.

    Why not check other beaches nearby as we have 6 beaches around Worthing, 27 beaches in West Sussex, or check our list of West Sussex Dog Friendly Beaches.

  • South Lancing Beach Weather Forecast

    Rain tomorrow, with temperatures bottoming out at 19°C on Friday.

    Today's Forecast
     Light rain overnight.
       0%  51%   7 mph
      5:51 am    8:22 pm
    Thursday, Aug 17th
     Rain until afternoon and breezy in the morning.
       69%  83%   17 mph
      5:53 am    8:20 pm

    Friday, Aug 18th
     Mostly cloudy in the morning and breezy starting in the afternoon.
       2%  42%   20 mph
      5:54 am    8:18 pm
    Saturday, Aug 19th
     Partly cloudy overnight.
       0%  9%   13 mph
      5:56 am    8:16 pm

    Sunday, Aug 20th
     Mostly cloudy until evening and breezy overnight.
       2%  48%   13 mph
      5:57 am    8:14 pm
    Monday, Aug 21st
     Breezy in the morning and mostly cloudy until afternoon.
       2%  42%   17 mph
      5:59 am    8:12 pm

    Tuesday, Aug 22nd
     Partly cloudy starting in the afternoon, continuing until evening.
       0%  15%   13 mph
      6:01 am    8:10 pm
    Wednesday, Aug 23rd
     Mostly cloudy starting in the afternoon.
       0%  28%   6 mph
      6:02 am    8:08 pm

  • South Lancing Beach Tide Times


  • South Lancing Beach Water quality

    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.
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