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Beaches across the Sussex coast

White cliffs, sandy beaches, promenades and piers

Sussex has an amazing array of coastline from the dramatic white cliffs of the Seven Sisters to the endless sandy beaches at West Wittering or the seaside resorts of Brighton and Eastbourne with their promenades and piers.  You will never be too far away from enjoying this stunning coastline from your holiday cottage in Sussex. 

Camber Sands

Camber sands is a poplar sandy beach on the eastern border of Sussex.  The beach is well known for its picturesque sand dunes, wildlife and vegetation which are part of a nature conservation area.  The beach is popular for kitesuring and kiteboarding due to its large size at low tide and excellent wind conditions.


Winchelsea beach, near Rye provides an undeveloped shingle beach providing a sense of space and freedom and is perfect for a peaceful beach walk.  The beach is never crowded and at low tide provides vast expanses of sandy beach.


Pelham beach is a popular family destination with its diverse array of restaurants, cafes and attractions.  The beach is mainly pebble with sandy expanses at low tide.  The Hastings Pier is a centre for arts and crafts making it well worth a visit.


Eastbourne is a popular beach resort with miles of family friendly sandy beaches and excellent watersport facilities.  The beachfront has many facilities including shops, showers, cafes and deckchair and beach hut hire.  Also along seafront are a wide variety of attractions including mini golf, boat trips, bandstands, the Eastbourne pier and an array of watersports.


Brighton beach is a very popular and lively pebble beach full of attractions including the Brighton Pier with it end of pier funfair.  The bustling promenade provides the best of Brighton’s cosmopolitan atmosphere with its cafes, bars and restaurants and the giant ferris wheel rivalling the London Eye and providing excellent views over Brighton and the surrounding coast.  Just off the beach visitors can enjoy the huge variety of shopping from small boutiques to larger high street shops.

Goring Beach

Goring beach is a mix and sand and pebble and provides a wide variety of watersports and is relatively un crowded.  The beach has a busy cafe and has traditional family attractions during the summer.


Littlehampton is a great location for families with its Blue Flag status the beach is gently sloping and is a mix of sand and shingle.  The promenade stretches along the beach and has the award winning Long Bench, the longest bench in Britain, as well as the East Beach Cafe which serves up amazing fish and chips.  Just off the promenade are various attractions including a funfair and other family attractions.  Towards the west the beach has rolling sand dunes and a wildlife habitat.

Bognor Regis

Bognor Regis is a lively beach with its many family attractions alongside this award winning blue flag beach which provides a family friendly environment.  Behind the beach promenade are plenty of restaurants, pubs and cafes  as well as the marine park gardens.  Watersports are also popular with sailing, windsurfing, surfing and canoeing available.

Bracklesham Bay

Bracklesham Bay is a popular beach for watersports including windsurfers and divers and is a sandy bay backed with shingle.  As well as great views towards the Isle of Wight the beach is known for its fossil bed which attracts fossil hunters keen to discover their latest fossil.

Selsey & Pagham

Selsey is the southernmost tip of West Sussex with the unique Selsey Bill reaching out 3 miles out to sea.  The beach is located either side of the headland with miles of un-crowded coastline to explore split towards the East to Bracklesham Bay and to the west towards Pagham.  Pagham is a quiet shingle beach but is best known for its natural reserve with its large tidal mudflats attracting thousands of birds and providing a huge variety of rare plants including marsh orchids.

West Wittering

West Wittering beach is one of the most popular and picturesque beaches in Sussex with its wonderful views of Chichester Harbour, the Isle of Wight and the South Downs.  The beach provides endless unspoilt sandy beaches and has blue flag status.  There is plenty of parking and picnicking areas as well as a cafe and watersports facilities.  West Wittering is one of most popular destinations for windsurfers on the south coast.  Towards the west is the sand dune spit of East Head which is managed by the National Trust and is an important environment site.

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