The Beach Guide

Pagham Beach

Pagham Beach - West Sussex

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Pagham is a shingle beach, adjacent to the village of the same name, located just to the west of Bognor Regis. This stretch of the coastline is reputed to be one of the sunniest places in the United Kingdom.

The beach is popular for swimming, yachting (with a yacht club located on the beach), and windsurfing. It is also used by walkers.

There is a nature reserve located just to the east of the beach, found past the spit formed at the mouth of Broad Rife. The wetlands and lagoon of the reserve are good for bird-watching. A holiday park and a small golf club are located next to the lagoon. The area is a site of Special Site of Scientific Interest.

Pagham beach is home to a couple of points of historic interest. Just off the coast a the remains of a World War II Mulberry Harbour platform can be seen towards high tide whilst on the beach itself some of the beach huts are made from old railway carriages.

Parking can be found in Pagham, a short walk from the beach, as can a number of facilities including cafes, shops, toilets, and places to eat.

Type of beach


Lifeguard service


Dogs friendly beach?

We do not have information on this beach but restrictions may apply (usually from Easter until the end of Summer)

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  • Cafe/restaurant
  • Facilities

    • Beach hut hire

    Nearest town

    Bognor Regis


    PO21 4SU

    OS grid ref.

    SZ 8931 9714

    Water quality

    Water quality star rating


    Marine Conservation Society Recommended

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