Shoreham-by-Sea Beach

The beach at Shoreham-by-Sea lies immediately to the west of the historic harbour, where the River Adur enters the sea.  It is backed by Beach Road and a number of residential buildings. 

The large beach, which slopes quite steeply in parts, is composed of a mixture of shingle with occasional rocky areas.  At low tide a large expanse of wet sand and shingle is exposed.

Shoreham-by-Sea beach is used by windsurfers, sailors and kite surfers, as well as being used by walkers.  The Monarch’s Way long-distance footpath runs close to the beach. 

Behind the beach are a couple of grassy areas, once of which has a children’s play area.

Type of beach


Lifeguard service


Dogs friendly beach?

Dogs allowed

No dog restrictions.

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  • Kite surfing
  • Wind surfing


  • Shop

Nearest town

Shoreham by Sea


BN43 5YF

OS grid ref.

TQ 2163 0443

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Shoreham-by-Sea Beach Reviews


Mar 21st 2021

The beach the tourists forgot

What did we get wrong?