Littlehampton Beach (East Beach)

The mile long sand and shingle beach at Littlehampton is everything you would expect from a long established seaside resort. There is a promenade, amusements, theme park, well maintained seafront gardens and even the UK’s longest bench. Yes, there is a 1,000 feet long bench running along Littlehampton’s seafront.

As a regular contender for the coveted Blue Flag award Littlehampton Beach has no shortage of facilities to hand. It is also patrolled by RNLI Lifeguards during the summer months and a Kidcare wristband scheme operates to make the beach super safe for families.
To further consolidate the beach’s family credentials is the perfect sandcastle-making sand that is revealed as the tide goes out.

Also known as:

East Beach

Type of beach

Sand & shingle

Lifeguard service


Dogs friendly beach?

Dog access is restricted to the area East of Norfolk Road during the summer and dogs must be kept on leads on the promenade.

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  • Amusement arcade
  • Diving & snorkelling
  • Good fishing
  • Kite surfing
  • Sailing
  • Swimming/bathing
  • Wind surfing


  • Promenade

Nearest town



BN17 5LG

OS grid ref.

TQ 0326 0134


There are several pay car parks close to the beach.

Water quality

Water quality star rating


Marine Conservation Society Recommended

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Littlehampton Beach Reviews

Apr 14th 2021

Fantastic beach and lovely promenade , lots to do for all ages

Sep 21st 2020

Be aware of the strong/dangerous Current: I couldn’t find any web site that warns about this and yet there are signs all over the Beach.
It is a nice Beach though.

Aug 24th 2020

A very nice beach and had a very nice day.
But one lady thought she had the right to shout at us as we were standing 1m behind her looking for a place to sit.
Right after we moved 2 ladies came and sat 0.5m beside her. We were Asian they were not.
I thought it was absolutely rude as she obviously doesn’t know how covid is passed on, she was sitting facing the sea when we were behind, not that close and not facing her. At the end of the day she could’ve passed covid onto us as she was shouting in our faces.

Littlehampton Beach

Feb 06th 2020

Very Popular with the coaches in the summer.
Shingle beach
Good amusement arcade, and cafes
Harvester very busy in the Summer, but good food.
Beach Lifeguards on duty during summer.
Love the Beach area, its the only bit the Council haven’t buggered up in their attempts to improve Littlehampton.

What did we get wrong?