The Beach Guide

Shoreham-by-Sea Beach

Shoreham-by-Sea Beach - West Sussex

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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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  • Cafe/restaurant
  • Facilities

    • Shop

    Nearest town

    Shoreham by Sea


    BN43 5YF

    OS grid ref.

    TQ 2163 0443

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