Church Norton Beach (Pagham Spit)
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 frequented by naturists.
Whilst this can be a lovely spot for a swim great care should be taken around the harbour mouth as the currents can be extremely strong as the tide moves.
The beach at Church Norton is also known for birdwatching and areas of the beach are roped off at certain times of the year when breeding birds nest here.
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Dogs friendly beach?
This is a protected wildlife area so dogs must be kept on leads at all times.
OS grid ref.
SZ 8784 9569
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Church Norton Beach Reviews
My favourite spot
HuddyAug 16th 2023
Beautiful location great clean sea and nude beach