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Frequently Asked Questions

We hope we can answer some of your questions in this section but if that is not the case please contact us.

How far is the beach from the Railway Station?

The beach is within a 10 minute walk from the Railway Station. Follow the signs to the Town Centre and then to the riverside. Simply walk along the river heading south and you will arrive at the seafront within 5 minutes.

Where can I park?

Littlehampton has ample parking for cars and motorbikes both in the Town Centre and the seafront. Coaches are welcome to use one of the two designated Coach Parks on the seafront.

Disabled Badge holders can park free of charge in Disabled Bays and standard bays for up to 24 hours but, not in bays marked out for specific vehicles.

There are also a number of streets with free 1 hour limit parking including Arun Parade on the riverside. Please ensure that you check the area in which you park to avoid receiving a fixed penalty.

Some of the Town Centre car parks operate a free two hour parking when a disc is displayed. These can be obtained from one of the participating shops including the Manor House, David O Jones and the Tyre Centre in St Martin’s Car Park.

For details about car parking costs in Littlehampton visit the Arun District Council website.

Can I bring my dog to the beach?

Littlehampton beaches are dog-friendly but due to its popularity with bathers East Beach operates a dog ban during the summer period (1st May to 30th September) between the Pier and the beach huts. However you can still walk your dog along the promenade provided they are kept on a lead.

How do I book somewhere to stay?

Please visit Sussex by the Sea for the latest availability. The accommodation providers listed there have been quality assessed.

Are there camping or caravanning facilities?

There are multiple sites;

Brookfield Caravan Park: Offering caravan pitches (01903 713292)

Littlehampton Caravan and Motorhome Club: Offering caravan pitches (01903 716176)

Cuckoo Camp: Tents, caravans, motor homes and campers are all welcome (07759 172021)

Woodpecker Camping Field: Tents, caravans and motorhomes all welcome (07973 250055)

Are you allowed to fish in the river?

You can fish in the river once you have obtained a fishing rod license. These can be purchased in person from the Post Office or from their website.

Can I have a barbecue on the beach?

You are encouraged to use one of the free to use barbecue units in the picnic area located on the green on East Beach near Banjo Road as barbecues on the beach itself are not permitted. To use a barbecue unit you just need a disposable barbecue. There’s a bin included in the unit for the disposal of the barbecue tray, all other waste should go in one of the standard bins nearby. The barbecue units cannot be reserved.

Where is the Visitor Information Centre?

The Visitor Information points are located at the following;

  • Crafters Corner, Clifton Road, BN17 5AS
  • Pier Road Coffee & Art, Pier Road, BN17 5BA
  • West Beach Cafe, Rope Walk, BN17 5DL
  • Bah Humbug Sweets, 2 Anchor Springs, BN17 6BP
Are there any visitor moorings in Littlehampton?

Visitor moorings are available near the Harbour Office and these come with a power supply and access to toilets/showers (fees payable). For more information visit the Harbour Board website.

Where can I get a tide table?

Tide tables are available from the Harbour Board Office in Pier Road or you can check them online.

Where are the public toilets in Littlehampton?

In the Town Centre – these are located in St Martin’s Car Park which is the main public parking area near Sainsbury’s.

On the seafront – Behind the Coastguard Tower, near Norfolk Gardens and in Mewsbrook Park. On West Beach the toilets are located behind the Café.

View their locations on the Town Centre Map.

Can I cycle on the promenade?

There is a stunning cycling route between the River Arun and Rustington.

How accessible is the South Downs National Park from Littlehampton?

Arundel, which is 5 miles away from Littlehampton, is the nearest ‘gateway’ to the South Downs National Park. To find out more visit the National Park’s website.

Where can I kite surf?

It’s recommended that kite surfers use the area past the beach huts and opposite the Swimming Centre. This is the safest and most popular area as it has no groynes. The Beach Company offers kite surfing lessons for all level from beginner to advanced.


Where are the First Aid Points on the seafront?

Coastguard Tower on East Beach. On West Beach please call 999.

How do I contact the Police?

For non-emergency enquiries please call 101. In an emergency please call 999.