South Lancing Beach

South Lancing is a shingle beach between Shoreham-by-Sea and Worthing.  At low tide a vast section of wet, compact sand is revealed which is popular with dog walkers. At the back of the beach are a number of pastel coloured beach huts. 

South Lancing is home to a sailing club and the beach is popular with sailing enthusiasts, windsurfers and kite-surfers.  The surfing conditions are at their beast here during the winter months.  The beach is divided into zones to keep watersport enthusiasts away from the bathers.  A café, serving hot food, cakes and beverages can be found right on the beach.

Behind the beach is Lancing Beach Green, which has a children’s play area and a new BMX and skate park.  The green is occasionally used for funfairs, car boot sales and seasonal markets.

Type of beach


Lifeguard service


Dogs friendly beach?

Dogs allowed

Dogs are allowed on the beach all year round

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  • Kite surfing
  • Sailing
  • Wind surfing


  • Beach hut hire

Nearest town



BN15 8BQ

OS grid ref.

TQ 1841 0354


Limited parking.

Water quality

Water quality star rating

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