Selsey Beach

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

Shingle

Lifeguard service

No

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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Activities

  • Diving & snorkelling
  • Sailing
  • Swimming/bathing
  • Wind surfing

Facilities

  • Childrens play area

Nearest town

Chichester

Postcode

PO20 0EU

OS grid ref.

SZ 8620 9276

Water quality

Water quality star rating

Awards

Marine Conservation Society Recommended

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