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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 Pagham. 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.

  • 1. Pagham Beach

    Pagham Beach

    Pagham is a shingle beach, adjacent to the village of the same name, located just to the west of Bognor Regis. This stretch of the coastline is reputed to be one of the sunniest places in the United Kingdom. The beach is popular for swimming, yachting…

  • 2. West Wittering - East Head Beach

    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 provide a…

  • 3. East Pier Beach (Worthing)

    East Pier Beach (Worthing)

    This beach, located on the eastern side of Worthing Pier, is part of a five-mile stretch of shingle, interspersed with groynes, which slopes gently into the sea. At low tide an expanse of sand is exposed. Worthing's beach is used for fishing, bathing,…

  • 4. Thorney Island Beach

    Thorney Island Beach

    Thorney Island is part of the maze of waterways that form Chichester Harbour. The island is technically a peninsula although it is partially separated from the mainland by a channel known as 'The Great Deep'. Whatever you call it though, Thorney…

  • 5. Worthing Beach

    Worthing Beach

    Worthing is a vibrant seaside town with plenty of shops and no shortage of places to eat and drink. The Dome cinema by the seafront is one of the oldest working cinemas in the country, having been running since 1911. The Worthing Festival is held…

  • 6. Goring Beach

    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 which is…

  • 7. Bognor Regis Pier Beach

    Bognor Regis Pier Beach

    As the name suggests Bognor Regis Pier beach is centred on the town's Victorian pier. Built in 1865 the pier once stretched 1000 feet out to sea. However, the years have taken their toll and what exists today is barely a tenth of that. The pier…

  • 8. Shoreham-by-Sea Beach

    Shoreham-by-Sea Beach

    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…

  • 9. South Lancing Beach

    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…

  • 10. West Wittering Beach

    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. Kite surfing and windsurfing, beach…