Kingston Beach (Shoreham )

Shoreham-by-Sea sits on the West Sussex coast approximately mid-way between Worthing and Brighton. 

There has been some kind of harbour here since Roman times.  Kingston Beach lies within this harbour, where the River Adur enters the sea. 

The beach itself is composed of shingle and gravel, with a number of wooden groynes sloping into the sea.  At low tide a small area of wet sand and gravel is exposed. Visitors come here to walk, fish and to enjoy watersports, although there is no zoning for watersports and no lifeguard cover. 

Behind the beach is a small area of sand, on which sits the Kingston Lighthouse, a working structure, originally built in the mid-19th century.  Behind the lighthouse runs the A259 and a row of houses.  The RNLI Shoreham lifeboat station is adjacent to the beach. The harbour is used by a mix of commercial and leisure vessels. 

 At the entrance to the harbour, across from the beach are the remains of Shoreham Redoubt, a fort built in Victorian times on the orders of Lord Palmerston, to guard against the perceived threat of an invasion from the French.

Type of beach


Lifeguard service


Dogs friendly beach?

Dogs allowed

No dog restrictions.

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  • Good fishing


  • Pier

Nearest town

Shoreham by Sea


BN43 5HY

OS grid ref.

TQ 2349 0491


Limited parking

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Kingston Beach (Shoreham ) Reviews

Beautiful sunsets

Apr 05th 2021

Had a wonderful Saturday evening on this beach. The sunset was amazing and most fantastic of all we were able to enjoy eating “the” best Pizza we’ve ever had.

Small but lovely beach.

Apr 30th 2020

Has a bit of everything, history, rock pools, good swimming and car parking.

What did we get wrong?