Littlehampton Beach

Littlehampton beach, Littlehampton, West Sussex

Place Category: Beaches

Weather & Tides
Water Quality
  • Littlehampton Beach is the main beach for Littlehampton, also known as East beach or Coastguards beach. The beach is a clean and safe large shingle beach, overlooked by the coastguard tower, gives way to sand at low tide.

    The East beach is a 10 minutes flat walk through riverside walkway to the town. The riverside walkway runs beside the River Arun, past the Look and Sea visitor centre, lifeboat station and harbour.

    Activities include the traditional family beach holiday as well as sea angling, wreck diving, sailing, windsurfing and kite surfing. Although kitesurfing tends to be done at Littlehampton West beach or Rustington.

    Littlehampton is a popular British holiday destination with the South Downs to the north and easy access to Chichester and Worthing. Littlehampton is surrounded by plenty of history, things to do and see, and is the ideal place to stay whether you want to relax or explore the surrounding area.


    • Cafes; restaurants; including the famous East Beach cafe
    • Beach huts;
    • Deckchair hire;
    • Promenade;
    • Dog restricted area; dog exercise area;
    • Bowling; crazy golf; amusement arcade; leisure centre;
    • Backed by large grass areas;
    • Pay and street parking;
    • Harbour;


    We have no dog information for Littlehampton beach.

    Littlehampton Beach has dog restrictions. No dogs allowed between 1st May and 30th SAeptember.

  • Weather Forecast

    Light rain tomorrow through Friday, with temperatures falling to 12°C on Wednesday.

    Today's Forecast
     Partly cloudy throughout the day.
       7%  44%   6 mph
      5:52 am    8:10 pm
    Monday, Apr 24th
     Drizzle starting in the afternoon, continuing until evening.
       41%  71%   8 mph
      5:50 am    8:12 pm

    Tuesday, Apr 25th
     Light rain starting in the afternoon, continuing until evening.
       53%  33%   12 mph
      5:48 am    8:14 pm
    Wednesday, Apr 26th
     Light rain starting in the afternoon, continuing until evening.
       50%  23%   10 mph
      5:46 am    8:15 pm

    Thursday, Apr 27th
     Light rain starting in the afternoon, continuing until evening.
       52%  39%   8 mph
      5:44 am    8:17 pm
    Friday, Apr 28th
     Light rain starting in the afternoon, continuing until evening.
       55%  35%   3 mph
      5:42 am    8:18 pm

    Saturday, Apr 29th
     Mostly cloudy starting in the evening.
       5%  20%   9 mph
      5:40 am    8:20 pm
    Sunday, Apr 30th
     Mostly cloudy throughout the day.
       16%  61%   7 mph
      5:38 am    8:22 pm

    Tide Times

    Tide Times & Heights for Littlehampton (Entrance) on 23rd April 2017

    03:24 - Low Tide (1.25m)
    09:36 - High Tide (5.02m)
    15:45 - Low Tide (0.98m)
    22:03 - High Tide (5.39m)

  • Samples are taken at regular intervals during the bathing season and at the end of the season the water quality is classified as:

    • Excellent: the highest classification meaning the water is cleanest
    • Good: generally good water quality
    • Sufficient: meets minimum standards
    • Poor: You are advised not to swim. The beach will stay open and an action plan should be in place to improve the water quality.
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  • 1 Review on “Littlehampton Beach”

    1. Profile photo of AnonymousAnonymous Littlehampton Beach
      Overall Rating:

      A nice town beach.
      The beach was clean and we liked the grass areas behind the beach. A liitle walk to the town centre but this is not as nice as some of the other towns in the area. We noticed the comments on this site about the west beach and took a walk over and we agree it is so different. Combined these two beaches provide a good town for families.

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