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10 Beaches in Sussex

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Camber Sands, East Sussex
Kite surfing at Camber Sands © Oast House Archive (cc-by-sa/2.0)

1. West Wittering Beach

We love this beach for it’s large unspoilt sand, and marvellous views of Chichester Harbour and the South Downs. Popular with families for the grasslands and tidal pools, also good for kite surfing and windsurfing.

West Wittering Beach, West Sussex
West Wittering Beach © David Smith (cc-by-sa/2.0)
Palace Pier Beach, Brighton, East Sussex
Palace Pier Beach © David Hawgood (cc-by-sa/2.0)

2. Palace Pier Brighton Beach

One of Britain’s largest seaside resorts, this popular beach is very exciting and will not leave you running out of things to do – with amusements, the large pier, volleyball courts and plenty of cafes and shops to explore and enjoy.

3. Goring Gap

Goring Gap is bordered by picturesque beach huts, and backed by a large grassy area – perfect for picnics and playing Frisbee. It has plenty of cafes surrounding the area, and a fun wooden playground.

Goring Gap Beach, West Sussex
Goring Gap © Shazz (cc-by-sa/2.0)
Climping Beach, West Sussex
Climping Beach © Richard Rogerson (cc-by-sa/2.0)

4. Climping Beach

This beach also contains low sand dunes, which are protected as the site is a Site of Special Scientific Interest. A quiet, rural beach. Claim to fame: was used as a location in a few episodes of Doctor Who in the 60s and 70s!

5. Littlehampton West Beach

The other side of the River Arun, special for it’s sand dunes, which you can stroll through using the wooden walkways. Dogs are welcome all year round which is good because it is the perfect place for a furry friend to explore.

Littlehampton West Beach, West Sussex
Littlehampton West Beach © Jonathan Thacker (cc-by-sa/2.0)
Camber Sands, East Sussex
Kite surfing at Camber Sands © Oast House Archive (cc-by-sa/2.0)

6. Camber Sands Beach

As the name suggests, this 5 mile beach is covered in golden sand, and contains the only sand dunes in East Sussex. A great spot for sandcastle building. Even though it’s within 2 hours of London, you are still likely to find a secluded spot.

7. Littlehampton East Beach

A long established seaside resort, with a promenade, amusement park, and  well looked after seafront gardens. It’s patrolled by lifeguards in the summer and a Kidcare wristband scheme in place to ensure the beach is ultra safe for everyone.

Littlehampton East Beach, West Sussex
Littlehampton East Beach © Steve Daniels (cc-by-sa/2.0)
Bognor Regis East Beach, West Sussex
Bognor Regis East Beach © Mark Holland (cc-by-sa/2.0)

8. Bognor Regis East Beach

Bognor’s most popular beach, next to the pier, enjoy some fish n’ chips and use all the facilities – fun for families, with activities like crazy golf close by! A large kid-friendly sandpit can also be found next to the promenade.

9. Seaford Head Beach

This little cove is backed by the chalk cliffs of the Seaford Head Nature Reserve. This is an excellent spot for fossil hunting! Just remember to be careful when relaxing in this stunning spot – the cliffs are constantly eroding so don’t sit too close to the cliff face!

Seaford Head Beach, East Sussex
Seaford Head Beach © Oast House Archive (cc-by-sa/2.0)
Royal Parade Beach, Eastbourne, East Sussex
Royal Parade Beach, Eastbourne © PAUL FARMER (cc-by-sa/2.0)

10. Royal Parade Beach

This shingle and sand beach is located a short distance away from Eastbourne’s main stretch. Popular with visitors and residents alike, people can be found windsurfing, running, cycling or skating – a very energetic spot!