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Southwick Beach

Brighton, West Sussex

This predominantly shingle beach is near to a variety of facilities and public transport.

Beach Type



Toilets and a cafe


Fishing and windsurfing
There is no zoning for water sports

Nature and Wildlife

There are small areas of vegetated shingle with seabirds and waders. The Basin Road is good for cycling. There are downland and river walks nearby.

Water Quality




Cleaning and Litter

Adur District Council cleans the beach manually and there are litter bins.


Dogs are allowed on the beach and dog bins are provided.

Awards and Recommendations

Marine Conservation Society Recommended

Tourist Information

Brighton Tourist Information Centre. 10 Bartholomew Square. Brighton. BN1 1JF. Tel: 01273 292599.


Nearest town: Brighton
County: West Sussex
Latitude/Longitude: 50.8279, -0.235578
Postcode: BN41 1WD
(postcode is for sat-nav purposes only, and may not represent the actual address of the beach)


Take the A259 coast road to Hove Lagoon. go along the port entrance to basin road and then south to the car park.

Public Transport

The nearest train station is Southwick. Bus number 700 goes to the Port Authority Building. with access to the beach across lock gates.

Nearest Railway Stations

Southwick (Less than half a mile away)
Fishersgate (Less than a mile away)
Shoreham-by-Sea (About a mile and a half away)
Portslade (Approx. 2 miles away)
Aldrington (Approx. 3 miles away)

Important! Distances are as the crow (or seagull) flies. Road distances may be considerably longer, especially at estuary locations.


Free car parking space is available for 80 vehicles.

Nearby Car Parks

Southwick Beach, Shoreham-by-Sea (Long stay).
About 0.1 miles away
Southwick Square (West), Shoreham-by-Sea (Long stay).
About 0.5 miles away
Southwick Square (East), Shoreham-by-Sea (Long stay).
About 0.5 miles away
Southwick Leisure Centre, Brighton (Unknown stay).
About 0.7 miles away
Old Fort, Shoreham-by-Sea (Long stay).
About 0.7 miles away
Portslade Station, Brighton (Unknown stay).
About 1.4 miles away
Shoreham-by-Sea Station, Shoreham-by-Sea (Unknown stay).
About 1.6 miles away
Tarmount Lane, Shoreham-by-Sea (Short stay).
About 1.6 miles away
Riverside, Shoreham-by-Sea (Long stay).
About 1.6 miles away
Middle Street, Shoreham-by-Sea (Short stay).
About 1.8 miles away

Accomodation Links

Hotels and Guest Houses in Brighton