Shoreham-by-Sea Beach

  • Shoreham-by-Sea Beach - West Sussex
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  • 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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    • Kite surfing
    • Wind surfing


    • Cafe/restaurant
    • Toilets
    • Shop

    Nearest town

    Shoreham by Sea


    BN43 5YF

    OS grid ref.

    TQ 2163 0443


    Parking available

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    Shoreham-by-Sea Beach Reviews


    Mar 21st 2021

    The beach the tourists forgot

    Nice beach

    Sep 15th 2023

    Nice beach for swimming and surfing. Has footpath for walking.

    Near the beach has a small Fort called Shoreham Fort.

    Nice family beach

    Aug 12th 2022

    Clean, not too busy, mainly used by families . Car Park nearby at a small charge . What’s not to like?