The Beach Guide

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

Water quality

Water quality star rating


Marine Conservation Society Recommended

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Littlehampton Beach Reviews

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?