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Climping Beach, Littlehampton, West Sussex, UK


Climping Beach, Littlehampton, West Sussex

Climping beach is also known as Atherington Beach, as with many along the south coast, has wooden groynes and is pebbles at high tide. But at low tide, a huge expanse of dark, fine, hard-packed sand is exposed, making it an ideal spot for families and shallow swimming. Very popular with kitesurfers and windsurfers with grass areas for setting up.

Climping Beach is a quieter area of coastline than its neighbors of Littlehampton and Bognor Regis. Much of the area is now designated of scientific interest, and parts are a nature reserve, although many sections of the sand dunes are now fenced off to protect against erosion and help local species to thrive.

The actual beach is exposed and struggles with coastal erosion and can change it's appearance between visits.

A great place to base a coastal walk at high tide you have pebble and grass banks whilst at low tide you have the flat hard compact sand of the beach. You can head in either direction; to the East you have the dune eco-system and then Littlehampton. To the West you are backed by countryside and then hit the many private beach estates (Elmer, Middleton-on-sea, Felpham) that line this stretch of Coast.

Tide Times & Heights for
Littlehampton (Entrance) on 18th December 2014

01:38 - Low Tide (1.70m)
07:59 - High Tide (4.90m)
14:12 - Low Tide (1.50m)
20:25 - High Tide (4.90m)


  • Pay car parking (one allows dogs)
  • Cafe with outdoor seating
  • Toilets and outside shower
  • Field available for hire
  • Pub half a mile back up the road from the beach.
  • No jet skis, no camping
  • Out of hours the carpark is closed but a few spaces available on the road by the beach.
  • Dogs allowed on lead in one of the carparks and free to roam on the beach.
  • Horses not allowed March to October during car park opening hours.

You can also access Climping from Littlehampton West Beach.

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Climping Beach Review Rating: 4.5 out of 5 based on 1 reviews.
    location = 5 stars5 stars5 stars5 stars5 stars, activites = 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars,
    families = 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars, relaxation = 5 stars5 stars5 stars5 stars5 stars

Climping Beach -  Sep 2012 -  A world apart from Littlehampton

This is a great beach and for many visitors to Littlehampton it is missed. Just walk over the bridge and you are in another world of sand dunes and peace. Nice cafe by the car park.

Rating: 4.5
Review for location = 5 stars5 stars5 stars5 stars5 stars, activites = 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars, families = 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars and relaxation = 5 stars5 stars5 stars5 stars5 stars

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