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The Long Bench

The unique and colourful long bench has become an iconic part of Littlehampton’s Seafront, featuring in many visitor’s holidays snaps and marketing images for the town. The structure, measuring 324 metres, was designed by Studio Weave with the help of local school children and funded by a regeneration grant and a donation by the family of Body Shop founder Anita Roddick. The slats of the bench are made from recycled hardwood and over 200 of them are engraved with messages and memories from visitors and local people. The bench runs continuously from the seafront kiosks to the East Beach café, dipping, twisting and turning along the promenade. There are two shelters where the bench curves and bends into unusual shaped seats, a favourite photo opportunity with visitors.