Local Beaches

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Local Beaches

Bywaves’ superb location on the West Sussex coast will put clients in easy reach of some of Britain’s best beaches.

Thanks to their water quality, all of the following locations were ranked within the Marine Conservation Society’s 2011 Good Beach Guide and are in close proximity to the luxury lodge development.

So why not pack up a towel and some sun cream and pay them a visit.

Bognor Regis – East

Originally a 12th Century manor house, the fortifications and working portcullis disguise the fact that Amberley Castle is now a luxury hotel. Nestling at the foot of the South Downs, its many acres of gardens demand exploring and feature a magical tree house, 18-hole putting green and croquet lawn.

Bognor Regis – Felpham

A great beach to visit at low tide, when huge expanses of flat sand are revealed as well as a huge of array of rock pools that youngsters cannot resist to explore.

Backed by a promenade, Felpham is a great place to partake or spectate in a variety of water sports – there are sailing races to watch offshore during most summer weekends. It also makes a perfect rest-stop for cyclists, who can interrupt their ride along the south coast cycle route for a short while to recharge their muscles.

Bracklesham Bay

Bywaves’ clients certainly don’t have far to travel to savour one of the region’s finest beaches as this one is literally seconds from their door.

This sandy bay is backed with shingle and offers views across the English Channel to the Isle of Wight. And whilst perfect for those who want to kick back and relax, it is also enjoyed by the more energetic – especially those who enjoy sea canoeing, wind-, kite- and paddle-surfing. Bracklesham Bay is a popular location amongst fossil-hunters too, particularly at low tide.


This well-developed resort is a real family favourite, offering not one but two beaches as well as a bustling marina and harbour.

Littlehampton’s award-winning East beach is traditional sand and shingle, whilst the West beach is more tranquil with abundant wildflowers and sand dunes.

And there is plenty of fun to be had close by as there is a theme park, fair and pitch and putt golf to be enjoyed just yards from the shoreline.


Situated to the east of Bognor Regis, this lovely beach is best accessed on foot as there is no parking close by.

Large sands are revealed at low tide but the beach also offers excellent bathing and coastal walks.


This popular, south-east facing, shingle beach offers plenty of attractions – not least its picture postcard location.

It is lined with houses – some of which were converted into homes from former railway carriages and retain their original structures. Another distinguishing feature is the World War II Mulberry Harbour platform that protrudes from the sea at low tide.

For visitors, there is much to see and do. The large shingle bar at the harbour entrance ensures Pagham is popular with wind-surfers, whilst to the west of the beach, there is a 1,500-acre nature reserve that is a refuge for many species of birds, butterflies and plants.


Beaches extend in both directions from the unique Selsey Bill headland which juts three miles out to sea but it is the East beach that is most popular.

Backed by a sea wall, which offers great walks, the shingle shoreline is a huge hit with families and stretches all the way to Pagham.

There is ample parking and a picturesque promenade runs from East beach to the lifeboat station and Selsey centre. Enjoy the Selsey Festival and Lifeboat Week in late July and early August respectively.

West Wittering

With its high water quality, spotlessly-clean sand and excellent facilities, it’s easy to see why West Wittering is one of the premier Blue Flag beaches in the UK and has earned its place in the Daily Telegraph’s Top 20 British Beaches of 2011.

From its open stretches of sand, there are wonderful views of Chichester Harbour and the South Downs to admire as well as the occasional seal, whilst youngsters will love to paddle and play in the shallow lagoons that are left at low tide. Wind and kite-surfing is prevalent in the summer when only members are permitted to take to the water.

With its extensive areas of mown grass, which are perfect for picnics, barbecues and games, West Wittering is hugely popular but offers 5,000 parking spaces to ensure all can enjoy.


What better way to savour a summer’s day than with a gentle stroll along Worthing’s five miles of palm tree-lined promenade.

The resort boasts a gently sloping shingle beach that reveals sand at low tide and is popular during the last weekend of July and August Bank Holiday weekend, when the Worthing Festival and town carnival take place but are well worth attending.