Best Beaches in Sussex

Camber Sands (East Sussex)

Camber Sands beach is in village of Camber, near Rye and holds the only sand dunes in East Sussex. The beach spreads over 5 miles and is covered in Golden sand. During low tide the wet sand is perfect for building sandcastles. We recommend bringing as wind break due to the windy nature of the beach, which tends to pick up sand. This location is also popular for windsurfing and kitesurfing.

Birling Gap Beach (East Sussex)

In between Brighton and Eastbourne (3 miles), Birling Gap beach can be found at the bottom of sheer chalk cliffs in East Dean. The location is a generally quite-underdeveloped area with stunning natural beauty. The beach is mostly made up of pebbles with some small patches of sand. The location is popular for rock pooling during low tide. You can get down to the beach via a small sturdy staircase which starts next to a Natural Trust Café. The chalk cliffs are eroding at rate of 1m/year and the spot is of great geological interest due to the visible sedimentary layers.

West Wittering Beach (West Sussex)

West Wittering is a sandy Beach located near to Chichester Harbour. With Beautiful eye-catching multi-coloured beach huts available to hire. Due to being in a relatively flat coastal area, the beach has fairly easy access, however unfortunately there is limited disabled access due to groynes put in place to protect the coastal erosion. The beach is ideal for sunbathing and water sports such as surfing and paddleboarding. Not to mention, that marked areas of the beach are lifeguarded during the summer months. Facilities include, toilets, showers, a café, deck chair hire and parking.

Brighton Beach (East Sussex)

One of the most famous on this list, Brighton Beach has a 4-mile buzzing promenade, which is crowded on bank holidays. The beach is always buzzing and is a popular choice for water sports. There is also a free children’s paddling pool and a summer sand volleyball court. Furthermore, Brighton Pier has fairground rides, cafes, restaurants and fish and chips. Street performers tend to roam the area and there’s paid parking nearby.

South Lancing Beach (West Sussex)

Located slightly East of Worthing, South Lancing beach is gorgeous. The beach is segmented to help keep water sports and casual beach goers separate. It’s also only a short walk from a children’s play area and skate park and there are regularly seasonal markets running.