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Place Category: Beaches
Climping beach is also known as Atherington Beach, as with many along the south coast, has wooden groynes and is pebbles at high tide. But at low tide, a huge expanse of dark, fine, hard-packed sand is exposed, making it an ideal spot for families and shallow swimming. Very popular with kitesurfers and windsurfers with grass areas for setting up.
Climping Beach is a quieter area of coastline than its neighbours of Littlehampton and Bognor Regis. Much of the area is now designated of scientific interest, and parts are a nature reserve, although many sections of the sand dunes are now fenced off to protect against erosion and help local species to thrive.
The actual beach is exposed and struggles with coastal erosion and can change it’s appearance between visits.
A great place to base a coastal walk at high tide you have pebble and grass banks whilst at low tide you have the flat hard compact sand of the beach. You can head in either direction; to the East you have the dune eco-system and then Littlehampton. To the West you are backed by countryside and then hit the many private beach estates (Elmer, Middleton-on-sea, Felpham) that line this stretch of Coast.
Facilities include car parking (charges apply), cafe with outdoor seating, toilets and outside shower, field available for hire. You also have a pub half a mile back up the road from the beach. Out of hours the car park is closed but a few spaces available on the road by the beach.
No jet skis, no camping.
Dogs allowed on lead in one of the carparks and free to roam on the beach.
Horses not allowed March to October during car park opening hours.
Climping Beach Weather Forecast
Drizzle today through Saturday, with temperatures rising to 22°C on Thursday.Drizzle in the morning.Today's Forecast
14->1735% 71% 4 mph
4:58 am 9:04 pmMostly cloudy until evening.Tuesday, May 30th
12->201% 54% 10 mph
4:57 am 9:05 pmPartly cloudy in the afternoon.Wednesday, May 31st
11->204% 12% 1 mph
4:56 am 9:06 pmMostly cloudy overnight.Thursday, Jun 1st
10->220% 5% 6 mph
4:55 am 9:07 pmLight rain starting in the afternoon, continuing until evening.Friday, Jun 2nd
9->2150% 88% 1 mph
4:54 am 9:08 pmDrizzle until afternoon.Saturday, Jun 3rd
10->2129% 87% 5 mph
4:54 am 9:09 pmPartly cloudy starting in the afternoon, continuing until evening.Sunday, Jun 4th
8->200% 18% 6 mph
4:53 am 9:10 pmMostly cloudy throughout the day.Monday, Jun 5th
6->219% 80% 3 mph
4:53 am 9:11 pm
Climping Beach Tide Times
Climping Beach Water quality
No water quality measurement available for Climping Beach.
Photos from around the surrounding area