Selsey, at the southernmost point of the Manhood Peninsula, south of Chichester, is known for its crabs and lobsters and for its varied bird life.
The village offers a choice of beaches. The long area of shingle stretching up the east side of the headland towards Pagham Harbour Reserve, is backed by the narrow Selsey-Bill promenade and is interspersed with wooden groynes. The land here is low-lying and is at risk from flooding.
There are many submerged rock formations off the headland. Towards the top end of the beach, just south of Pagham Lagoon is a long spit of shingle which is of significant geological interest.
The village of Selsey has a long history of fishing and still has its own fleet. Some limited facilities can be found here. There are more extensive facilities in Chichester a few miles inland.
Type of beach
Dogs friendly beach?
We do not have information on this beach but restrictions may apply (usually from Easter until the end of Summer)
- Diving & snorkelling
- Wind surfing
- Childrens play area
OS grid ref.
SZ 8620 9276
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