Littlehampton

West Sussex

Littlehampton
© Geograph

Water Quality

Annual classification

2017 Good

Today's forecast

Forecasts are not available for this location.

Data provided by the Environment Agency

A large predominantly shingle beach but sand is revealed when the tide goes out. This is a well developed beach resort with a theme park and fair. It is a good beach for families.

Activities

Popular activities here include: swimming, windsurfing, power boating, sailing, kitesurfing, diving and fishing. There is also adventure golf and a pitch ‘n’ putt area. The well known East Beach Cafe is right on the beach here.

Wildlife and Walks

There is an award winning development along the promenade near the river. To the west is Climbing Beach SSSI and Bersted Brooks Local Nature Reserve is behind Bognor Regis, which has some wonderful flowers and wildlife from the early purple orchid to water voles and nearby is RSPB’s Pagham Harbour.

What's tested here?

Water samples are taken at this designated bathing water by the Environment Agency, during the bathing season, 15th May to 30th September.
Find out more about designated bathing waters.

High levels of bacteria in the water can indicate pollution from sewage treatment works or polluted rain water draining from the land.
Where does pollution comes from and how can you help?

Water quality can be reduced for up to 72 hours after heavy rain. Look out for temporary signs at the beach and on our website.

Annual classification

2017 Good

What does this mean?

At the end of every bathing season the water quality is classified as either:

Excellent — the highest classification meaning the water is cleanest

Good — generally good water quality

Sufficient — meets minimum standards

Poor — You are advised not to swim. The beach will stay open and an action plan should be in place to improve the water quality.

Today's forecast

Forecasts are not available for this location.

Data provided by the Environment Agency
More information about potential pollution sources and improvement plans.

Weather

This Weather Widget is provided by the Met Office

Tide times

Potential hazards at this beach

Tidal cut-off Tidal cut-off
Deep shelving beach Deep shelving beach
Strong winds Strong winds

Lifeguarded locations - top five safety tips

Non-lifeguarded locations For those who can’t make it to a lifeguarded beach

For more information visit rnli.org.uk.

Facilities at Littlehampton

Food Food Toilets Toilets Shops Shops Bins Bins

Parking

 

Pay and Display Car Parks behind the beach.

Dog restrictions

 

Dogs not allowed on certain areas during summer.

Beach cleaning

Beach cleaned regularly.

Lifeguards

Yes.

Dates and times

Service provided by RLNI

Daily: 20th May - 3rd September 2017

Please ensure you read beach notice boards for any changes to lifeguard service. Please see safety tab for more information on beach safety.