Best beaches in West Sussex

Below are a list of the top 10 beaches in West Sussex as selected by the users of the Beach Guide website.

The current most popular beach in West Sussex is West Wittering. If you would like to have your say on which are the best beaches in West Sussex just follow the link to the beach and vote by clicking the star ratings at the top right of the page.

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    1. West Wittering Beach

    West Wittering is a large and unspoilt sandy beach with excellent views of Chichester harbour and the South Downs. Good facilities, extensive grasslands and tidal pools make this a popular choice for families. There is a seasonal lifeguard…

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    2. Climping Beach

    Climping beach is a quiet rural beach located about halfway Littlehampton and Bognor. Like many of the beaches along this stretch of the Sussex coast it is made up of shingle and pebbles held in place by a series of wooden groynes. As…

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    3. Littlehampton Beach

    The mile long sand and shingle beach at Littlehampton is everything you would expect from a long established seaside resort. There is a promenade, amusements, theme park, well maintained seafront gardens and even the UK's longest bench.…

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    4. Bracklesham Bay

    Bracklesham Bay is a predominantly shingle beach, which becomes sandier towards the water's edge. When the tide is out, a large, area of wet sand, interspersed by wooden groynes is exposed. This disappears underwater when the tide comes…

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    5. Middleton-on-Sea Beach

    The sandy beach of Middleton-on-Sea, just east of Bognor Regis, is one of the sunniest spots in the United Kingdom. For a beach along this stretch of coastline it is relatively quiet and tranquil, being used mostly by locals walking their…

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    6. Goring Beach

    The beach at Goring-by-Sea your classic West Sussex beach; a long stretch of pebbles and shingle separated by wooden groynes mark the high tide mark. Beyond this is an expanse of flat sand. To the rear of the beach is a large grassy area…

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    7. Littlehampton West Beach

    Just across the River Arun from Littlehampton's East Beach, but a world away is West Beach. Whilst the sand and shingle may be the same as that just across the river you won't find any of the development and seaside "fun" over here. In…

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    8. 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.…

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    9. East Wittering Beach

    East Wittering beach is typical of many beaches along England's south coast with its shelving shingle and wooden groynes. As the tide goes out expansive sand flats are revealed - the kind of sand that is perfect for building sand castles!…

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    10. West Wittering - East Head Beach

    This delightful sand dune spit on the eastern side of the entrance to Chichester Harbour is considered by many to be one of the best beaches in West Sussex. Here visitors will find a sandy beach, backed by dunes and salt marshes which…

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