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Climping Beach (Atherington )

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Climping Beach - West Sussex

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Climping beach is a quiet rural beach located about halfway Littlehampton and Bognor. Like many of the beaches along this stretch of the Sussex coast it is made up of shingle and pebbles held in place by a series of wooden groynes. As the tide goes out a vast expanse of sand is exposed.

Unlike the popular town beaches nearby, Climping (or Atherington) Beach is backed by low sand dunes and fields. Much of this area is now protected, being designated a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI). This means the sand dunes are fenced off to prevent further erosion in many places.

One of Climping\'s claims to fame is it was used as a location in a couple of episodes of Doctor Who in the 60s and 70s.

Also known as:

Atherington

Type of beach

Shingle

Lifeguard service

No

Dogs friendly beach?

Dogs allowed

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Activities

  • Kite surfing
  • Wind surfing

Facilities

  • Cafe/restaurant
  • Toilets
  • Shower
  • Pub nearby
  • Picnic area

Nearest town

Littlehampton

Postcode

OS grid ref.

TQ 0065 0076

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