• People sitting at tables and chairs on the beach outside Littlehampton's East Beach Café on a sunny day

    East Beach Café

    This iconic seafront building was designed by 2012 Olympic Cauldron architect Thomas Heatherwick.

  • West beach on sunny day with sandcastle and yellow bucket and spade

    Littlehampton beaches

    Bring your bucket and spade and enjoy great days out on Littlehampton East Beach or West Beach.

  • People can be seen walking past the shelters of the UK's longest bench as they wind their way along the seafront

    Littlehampton Long Bench

    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.

  • Two women chat to one another on a sunny day looking out at the boats on Littlehampton Harbour

    Harbour views

    Watch the boats sail in and out of Littlehampton Harbour at the mouth of the River Arun.

  • Boats sail on the blue waters of Oyster Pond in Littlehampton on a bright, sunny day

    Things to do

    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? 



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.



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 DayWaterfront 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 staycation, holiday or short break in a Littlehampton hotel, B&B or guest house?



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.



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! Experience the delights of  Arundel and  Bognor Regis too and make your choice from Things To Do, to Where To Stay and What's On 

Don't forget to Know Before You Go and plan your visit to #KeepSafe and see how you can help us keep the beaches parks, towns and countryside of the Arun District beautiful, for your return visits.


Littlehampton's Long Bench - Create your own personal message on

Back to list

Take your seat on the Littlehampton's sculptural seaside bench, enjoy the sea views or read the personal messages engraved on its colourful slats. New !! Engraved bench slats. T: +44(0)1243 544607