Littlehampton West Beach

Littlehampton West Beach - West Sussex
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Just across the River Arun from Littlehampton’s East Beach, but a world away is West Beach. Whilst the sand and shingle may be the same as that just across the river you won’t find any of the development and seaside “fun” over here. In fact this lovely stretch of beach is a Site of Special Scientific Interest.

West Beach has one of only three sand dune systems in West Sussex. Visitors to the beach can enjoy a walk through the dunes on wooden walkways.

The beach itself here consists of a bank of pebbles which gives way to expansive sand flats as the tide recedes. Just the kind of place dogs love to run around on, which they can as dogs are welcome all year at Littlehampton’s West Beach

Type of beach

Sand & shingle

Lifeguard service


Dogs friendly beach?

Dogs allowed

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  • Good fishing
  • Kite surfing
  • Sailing
  • Swimming/bathing
  • Wind surfing


  • Cafe/restaurant
  • Toilets
  • First aid point

Nearest town



BN17 5DL2

OS grid ref.

TQ 0265 0108

Water quality

Water quality star rating

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