East Beach Café
This iconic seafront building was designed by 2012 Olympic Cauldron architect Thomas Heatherwick.
Bring your bucket and spade and enjoy great days out on Littlehampton East Beach or West Beach.
At 324 metres long, this is the UK's longest bench! It winds its way between two striking metal shelters carrying messages from the public.
Watch the boats sail in and out of Littlehampton Harbour at the mouth of the River Arun.
Enjoy boating, cycling, sandcastle building, seaside amusement rides, wildlife watching, interactive museums and more!
Littlehampton tourist information
Littlehampton is home to superb sandy award-winning beaches, a bustling marina and harbour and stunning contemporary architecture. Located on England's sunny south coast, Littlehampton in West Sussex is the perfect place to experience coastal life, enjoy fun family holiday activities and take time out to relax in the fresh sea air.
This seaside town’s attractions include the famously unusual East Beach Café, family friendly Harbour Park and the unique seafront Long Bench, with it's engraved messages. Why not book a personal message for yourself or a loved one?
NEW SPRING 2021
A brand new Watersports, Cafe and Activity Hub is planned to open on the eastern stretch of Littlehampton seafront. Loop Watersports and The Beach @ Littlehampton are neighbours, both located opposite the Littlehampton Wave Swimming and Sports Centre and close to Norfolk Gardens and the piratical Bucaneer Bay Adventure Golf, Miniature Railway and Seafront Greens - you'll be spoilt for choice for Things To Do - whatever your age or interests.
ON THE WATER
The fast flowing River Arun and harbour divides East and West Beaches and there is always something to watch and enjoy, even if its just relaxing and soaking up that fresh air and sunshine.
Stay on the east side for all you'd expect from a family seaside resort, You can enjoy sailing, diving and fishing on the River Arun or simply take in the views from a riverside restaurant or café.
If you like life a little more laid back, head to West Beach Local Nature Reserve – a Site of Special Scientific Interest, with its own car park, and for refreshments with a cool vibe, West Beach Cafe also serves up some stunning views, right on the beach!
Many of Littlehampton’s annual events take place on the seafront or around the harbour including Armed Forces Day, Waterfront Festival and spectacular Bonfire and Fireworks event in October. In fact, there are so many things to do, you’ll definitely want to stay for longer! Why not book this year’s holiday or short break in a Littlehampton hotel, B&B or guest house?
LOCAL VISITOR INFORMATION POINTS
Make sure you call into one of the many businesses around the town to meet the locals and discover local tourist information to help make the most of your visit.
PLAN YOUR VISIT AND KNOW BEFORE YOU GO
Take a look at Accessible Sussex by the Sea if accessibility information and guidance is required. Then take some time to Plan your visit, Know Before You Go, check out the weather and tides, and read our inspirational blogs to make the most of your visit to Littlehampton in Sussex by the Sea!