Littlehampton beach

Beach facilities

View map of beach Parking available Toilets available SSSI Dog friendly East Beach has lifeguard cover during the summer Blue Flag and Seaside Award

Season: spring

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.

Spring visit photo gallery


“Peace and solitude” at the beach for Terry.


The idyllic setting for West Beach in Littlehampton.

Season: winter

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 and the town has fine architecture.  This visit was to East Beach.  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, or 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.

Winter visit photo gallery


The beach as part of Alice’s routine.


Sparse beauty, on the beach at Littlehampton.

One thought on “Littlehampton beach

  1. Alice Rendle

    Hi Man on a Beach – thank you for persevering with us that windy morning- your site has proved to me what a special place the beach can be. I can’t imagine being anywhere else than close to the seaside now! Everytime i come down to have a power walk, I feel grateful and happy to have this place on our doostep. We really try not to take it for granted! Happy Christmas, Mr Man on a Beach- you are a bit of an inspiration, I think!


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