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Pagham Beach

Bognor Regis, West Sussex

A south east facing shingle beach. There is a large shingle bar at the harbour entrance making this a good beach for windsurfing. A WW2 Mulberry Harbour platform protrudes from the sea at low tide. The local harbour is also a fantastic nature reserve with good access all around. Of local historic interest are the old railway carriages still in use for some of the beach houses.

Beach Type



There are toilets
Beach shop and ice cream stall in the town


Windsurfing and diving

Nature and Wildlife

Pagham Harbour is a designated nature reserve and has a lagoon to one side. Sanderlings. Oyster catchers. plovers and curlews may all be seen here. There is a walk around the harbour and along the coast to Selsey.

Water Quality




Cleaning and Litter

The beach is cleaned regularly.

Awards and Recommendations

Marine Conservation Society Recommended

Tourist Information

Bognor Regis Visitor Information Centre. Belmont Street. Bognor Regis. PO21 1BJ. Email: [email protected] Web:


Nearest town: Bognor Regis
County: West Sussex
Latitude/Longitude: 50.767, -0.734979
Postcode: PO21 4SU
(postcode is for sat-nav purposes only, and may not represent the actual address of the beach)

Explore more of the area around Bognor Regis, West Sussex at Explore Britain.


Pagham is to the south of the A27 and the B2166. just east of Selsey.

Nearest Railway Stations

Bognor Regis (Approx. 3 miles away)
Chichester (Approx. 5 miles away)
Barnham (Approx. 6 miles away)
Fishbourne (Sussex) (Approx. 6 miles away)
Bosham (Approx. 7 miles away)

Important! Distances are as the crow (or seagull) flies. Road distances may be considerably longer, especially at estuary locations.


There is a pay car park near the beach.

Nearby Car Parks

Sandy Road, Bognor Regis (Unknown stay).
About 0.2 miles away
Avisford Recreation Ground, Bognor Regis (Unknown stay).
About 1.4 miles away
West Park, Bognor Regis (Unknown stay).
About 2 miles away
Queens Field West, Bognor Regis (Unknown stay).
About 2.1 miles away
Queens Field East, Bognor Regis (Unknown stay).
About 2.1 miles away
Marine Sea Front, Bognor Regis (Unknown stay).
About 2.1 miles away
Victoria Court, Bognor Regis (Unknown stay).
About 2.4 miles away
The Rock Gardens, Bognor Regis (Unknown stay).
About 2.5 miles away
Hothamton, Bognor Regis (Short stay).
About 2.8 miles away
East Beach, Selsey (Unknown stay).
About 2.9 miles away

Accomodation Links

Hotels and Guest Houses in Bognor Regis