Best Beaches in the South East

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We all love a day out at the beach! Spending the day in the sunshine as a family, somewhere with fun for everyone. So, we have gathered together a list of what we think are the best beaches in the South East.

Best Beaches in the South East


West Wittering Beach

West Wittering Beach is a sandy beach with grassy picnic areas and a cafe, there are toilets and parking facilities available also. The Blue Flag Award beach, is lined with multi coloured beach huts, available to hire, in a relatively flat coastal area. There are water-sports available such as surfing, windsurfing and kite-surfing. In the summer there are lifeguards present, deck chair hire and surf lessons available. There are great cafes and restaurants near by including ones on the beach itself such as Billy's On The Beach. When the tide is out it leaves shallow pools of warm water that are perfect for youngsters to splash and play in.


Littlehampton Beach

Littlehampton Beach is a mile long, family friendly, pebble and sand beach. There are facilities available and lifeguards patroll the beach during the summer. Once the tide goes out the sand is revealed, which means the children can make sandcastles. There is a promenade, amusements, theme park, well maintained seafront gardens and lots of cafes too.


Hayling Island

Hayling Island beach is a pebble beach, with long stretches of sand at low tide. With water activities available such as wind surfing, water skiing and sailing. There is plenty to do out of the water too! With a fairground and crazy golf plus a variety of places to grab some food. There is a first aid point and parking facilities.


Bournemouth Beach

Bournemouth Beach is a sandy beach with so much to do! There is the pier, a variety of water-sports available, cafes, shops, amusment arcades and an oceanarium all within minutes from the beach. There are also lifeguards, beach huts available to hire and parking facilities near by.


Southsea Beach

Southsea beach is a pebble beach and situated behind it is the promenade and behind that a recreation area with a popular canoe lake. The lake gets its water from the sea and a variety of crabs, fish and other marine wildlife can be found here. Children can enjoy fishing for creatures in the lake. The beach lies less than a mile south of Portsmouth city centre, where there are many shops, restaurants and bars. There is also a pier that provides lots of family fun.


Shoreham-by-Sea Beach

Located between Brighton and Worthing, Shoreham Beach is a great place if you want to avoid the crowds. The shingle beach is designated a Local Nature Reserve and is a water sports hotspot, popular with windsurfers and kite surfers. There's a boardwalk if you want an easy walk along the beach, and a number of different cafes.


We hope you have enjoyed reading about the best beaches in the South East, and you find somewhere new to explore!

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