Great Sussex Coast Beaches Near Steyning

Beaches near Steyning are within easy reach of Rosebud Cottage. It isn’t difficult to find a relatively quiet spot!

Shoreham Beach

The closest beach is at Shoreham just a 15 minute drive away. Parking is available off the Old Fort Road. You can also travel there on the number 2 bus – get off at Shoreham High Street and walk across the footbridge.

Shoreham Beach is a designated Local Nature Reserve with large areas of vegetated shingle – an extremely rare and fragile habitat with a very limited distribution in Great Britain.

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It is close to an RSPB reserve and is an important roosting area for birds. At the eastern end of the beach is Shoreham Fort, a designated Scheduled Ancient Monument completed in 1857.

The Local Nature Reserve is home to approximately 90 species of plants, many of which come into bloom in late May/early June.

South Lancing Beach

This beach runs between Shoreham and Worthing with a coastal path along its length. You can leave a car in quiet streets near Shoreham Beach or pay to park at Beach Green in Lancing.

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South Lancing is home to a sailing club and the beach is used by sailing enthusiasts, windsurfers and kite-surfers.  The surfing conditions are best during the winter months.  The beach is divided into zones to keep water sport enthusiasts away from the bathers. 

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You’ll find the popular Perch café, serving hot food, cakes and drinks near Lancing Beach Green. This has a children’s play area and a new BMX and skate park.  You might also come across a funfair, car boot sale or market there!

Worthing Beach

The gently sloping beach at Worthing is sand and shingle, with most of the sandier parts covered as the tide moves in. Popular activities on the beach include fishing, windsurfing and swimming.

Take stroll on Worthing Pier – built in 1862 – and call into the café. The Grade II Listed Pavilion Theatre sits at the end.

There is some pay-for parking along Marine Parade with direct access to the beach. You can also use the large multi- storey car park, adjacent to the beach. There are a few direct buses from Steyning or you can take the number 2 to Shoreham High Street, then the 700 along the coast.

Brighton Beach

One of the UK’s most famous, Brighton Beach has certified Blue Flag waters and a 4-mile promenade. It is known as London’s beach, even though it is 47 miles away so unsurprisingly, it can get very crowded on Bank Holidays!

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The waters are popular for swimming and water sports such as windsurfing, sailing, kayaking, stand-up paddle boarding and wakeboarding. They all look good from the comforts of a deckchair!

There’s a Victorian pier and a traditional fairground along with cafes, restaurants, fish and chips and beach clubs. Next to the pier is the Sea Life Centre which is probably the oldest aquarium in the world, dating back to 1872.

Enjoy an ice cream or an entertaining performance by street performers around the Fishing Quarter of the beachfront.

There are car parks nearby. You may prefer to take the number 2 bus to Shoreham High Street then catch the 700 coastal service.

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