Beaches in Chichester, West Sussex

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The beach guide has 5 beaches listed in and around the town of Chichester. We have arranged these beaches in order of closest to the town first (distance in brackets).

  • Church Norton Beach (5.5 miles)

    Church Norton © Simon Carey | BY-SA

    Six miles south of Chichester the shingle bank of Church Norton beach forms part of the Pagham Harbour Nature Reserve.

    The parking nearby at St Wilfrid's Chapel is very limited, and combined with the 1/2 mile walk down to the beach keeps visitors to a minimum. For this reason the western end of the beach is…

  • Pagham Beach (4.8 miles)

    Pagham © Alison Blenkinsop

    Pagham is a shingle beach, adjacent to the village of the same name, located just to the west of Bognor Regis. This stretch of the coastline is reputed to be one of the sunniest places in the United Kingdom. The beach is popular for swimming, yachting (with a yacht club located on the beach), and…

  • Bognor Regis West Beach (5.3 miles)

    Bognor Regis West © P L Chadwick | BY-SA

    Bognor Regis' West beach is usually the quieter of the town's three beaches. As such it has a more laid back air about it, which only increases the further from the pier you walk. Like Bognor's other beaches, West beach consists of a sloping bank of shingle which gives way to a large area of…

  • Bognor Regis Pier Beach (5.6 miles)

    Bognor Regis Pier © Louise | BY-SA

    As the name suggests Bognor Regis Pier beach is centred on the town's Victorian pier. Built in 1865 the pier once stretched 1000 feet out to sea. However, the years have taken their toll and what exists today is barely a tenth of that. The pier is really the point that separates Bognor's East and…

  • Bracklesham Bay (6.4 miles)

    Bracklesham Bay © Mike White | BY-SA

    Bracklesham Bay is a predominantly shingle beach, which becomes sandier towards the water's edge. When the tide is out, a large, area of wet sand, interspersed by wooden groynes is exposed. This disappears underwater when the tide comes back in.

    The beach is backed by the village and overlooks the bay, both of which share…

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