The Beach Guide

Rustington Beach

Rustington Beach - West Sussex

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Just along the coast from Littlehampton beach is the peaceful Rustington beach. This is very much the typical Sussex beach in appearance; largely shingle which is divided up by a series of wooden groynes.

As the tide goes out an expanse of flat sand stretches down to the water's edge - which can be a considerable distance. This makes it a popular spot for families and dog walkers, however, it never gets too busy.

Rustington is also a popular kitesurfing spot with its consistent south-westerly winds off the Channel. Whenever the wind is up you'll be sure to see the skyline dotted with kites zipping up and down the beach.

Type of beach

Sand & shingle

Lifeguard service


Dogs friendly beach?

Dogs allowed

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  • Beach hut hire

Nearest town


OS grid ref.

TQ 0575 0140

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