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Things to See and Do

River walk

The harbour’s river walk is a lovely way to spend an hour walking up and down the harbour looking at various boats, doing a bit of crabbing, visiting the RNLI Lifeboat Station and learning about the port’s history from the various information signs.

You can find the harbour on TripAdvisor here.


Visit the West Beach Local Nature Reserve and Visitor Centre. The West Beach is a special place for wildlife and has one of only three sand dune ­systems in West Sussex. There is a boardwalk through the dunes from where you can view the remains of Littlehampton’s Napoleonic Fort.

Beyond the beach is the Clymping Gap where you can enjoy the walks and wildlife. More information at

The East Beach is a Blue Flag Beach patrolled by lifeguards in the summer. Walk along the East Beach seafront, take your seat on the Long Bench and see the graceful shapes of the shelters. Children will love a visit to the Lion’s Den play area close to the East Beach Café.

Have fun at Harbour Park
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On the eastern entrance to the harbour, this amusement park has rides and attractions for all the family

Littlehampton Marina
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Whether visiting by boat or on foot, the Littlehampton Marina has many things to do and see, All of which can be observed from their on site cafe.

Visit the Lifeboat Station

The lifeboat station, home of the original Blue Peter 1, is open most days to visitors who would like to see the boats and equipment including the Atlantic 75 (Blue Peter 1) and D Class (Spirit of Juniper) lifeboats.

Visit Arundel by bus or train

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Take the bus or train to Arundel and enjoy a day out in the historic town and a visit to Arundel Castle and Gardens. You can find more information about Arundel on

Arundel Wildfowl and Wetland Centre

You can take a trip on an electric boat to spot water voles in 26 hectares of naturalised landscapes and wetland habitats, also home to kingfishers and many hundreds of wildfowl. Attractions for young visitors include pond skaters adventure and tree creeper area, 01903 883355.

More information at Sussex by the Sea

Arundel Castle

Visit the amazing Arundel Castle, head up river 40 mins in your vessel, berth alongside the new pontoon in the heart of Arundel and enjoy the historic surroundings including the Castle, Cathedral, Swanbourne Lake and the unique shops and restaurants.