This was an opportunity to visit the pristine beauty of West Beach at Littlehampton, across the river from my previous seasonal trip. There’s a pleasing arc to the beach here, the dunes behind forming part of the golf course’s geography. The setting includes a nature reserve, surrounding the tumbledown West Point Fort. You can see sand lizards, oyster catchers, cormorants and much more. It’s a tranquil setting. Interviewee Terry, his wife and I were the only souls here in the middle of the day. Highly recommended.
“Peace and solitude” at the beach for Terry.
The idyllic setting for West Beach in Littlehampton.
Littlehampton has two beaches, East Beach, also known as Coastguard Station and West Beach. They are split by the River Arun, a bustling marina and harbour, as well as fine architecture. This visit was to the former. In one sense, it’s a traditional seaside holiday destination, but there’s also a range of exciting pursuits available, from boating trips to deep sea fishing, scuba diving to water skiing and sailing. The promenade also hosts the famous East Beach Café and there are parks and boating lakes that draw people to Oyster Pond and Mewsbrook Park.
The beach as part of Alice’s routine.
Sparse beauty, on the beach at Littlehampton.