• A Littlehampton lifeguard wearing sunglassess crouches down so she can talk to two young girls in front of the bright red and yellow lifeguard sign

    Family friendly

    Lifeguards, foreshore officers and a free Kid Care armband scheme operate on Littlehampton East Beach during summer.

  • Summer sunset at east beach Littlehampton, looking across the sea to the horizon with white clouds in the sky tinted with orange sunlight

    Clean and safe

    Littlehampton East Beach holds the 2013 Blue Flag and Seaside Award.

  • A teenage girl and boy look at one another as they sit on the pebbles on Littlehampton East Beach with the winding metal shelter of Littlehampton Long Bench in the background

    Unique backdrops

    From the UK's longest bench to the famously unusual East Beach Café, you'll be surrounded by stunning scenery.

  • Tables and chairs are occupied with people enjoying food outside West Beach Café against the grassy sand dunes of  Littlehampton West Beach

    Cafés and concessions 

    Littlehampton has plenty of places for you to enjoy a customary seaside ice cream or a plate of fish and chips.

Littlehampton beaches

Littlehampton East Beach

A 2014 Blue Flag and Seaside Award-winning sandy beach with lifeguards, friendly Foreshore Officers and a free Kid Care armband scheme during summer, plus some unique seaside attractions! 

Beachside attractions:

Please note, there are dog restrictions in place on this beach over summer. See more information in Beach FAQs.

Enjoy a video preview of Littlehampton's Blue Flag East Beach.

Littlehampton West Beach

A beautifully secluded Site of Special Scientific Interest, with incredible sand dunes that are home to rare and protected wildlife. A flat sand and shingle beach which is perfect place for relaxing.

Beachside attractions:

  • you can walk along to Climping Beach enjoying great views of the South Downs and the River Arun on either side;
  • a Local Nature Reserve, West Beach is ideal for bird watching and spotting wildlife.

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Littlehampton Blue Flag Beach Award 2014

2014 Blue flag poster for Littlehampton Coastguards Beach