An image of Bosham, West Sussex
Widely renowned as one of the most photogenic locations on the South Coast, Bosham is also a village of historical significance, thanks to its reputed links with King Canute, who is said to have commanded the waves to retreat from here. King Canute’s daughter’s resting place is said to be below the foot of the Chancel Steps in Bosham’s Holy Trinity Church.

Bosham also features in the Bayeux Tapestry – the tapestry depicts the moment King Harold, who lived in Bosham, and his entourage rode to the village church before sailing to meet the Duke of Normandy in 1064.

A hive of activity in warmer months, the village is a sailing hub, providing mooring for countless boats and yachts. Bosham Quay is a perfect people-watching location, and an ideal point from which to admire the views across the harbour in all seasons.

Footpaths lead along the shoreline in either direction, affording views of the village – keen photographers are highly recommended to experience the stunning sunsets above the coastline.


Things to do in Bosham

Chichester Harbour: Chichester’s Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty

Chichester Harbour, Sussex is an important site for bird and wildlife, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty with great walks and cycling, and a destination for sailing

Bosham Gallery interior

Nestled on the waterfront in a picturesque coastal village within Chichester Harbour, Bosham Gallery is a special place to visit and enjoy world class photography, against the backdrop of an area of outstanding natural beauty. Established in 2012, the Gallery…

Bosham Walk Art & Craft Centre exterior

Located in one of the oldest and most picturesque villages in West Sussex, Bosham Walk Art & Craft Centre is a collection of twenty little shops in an old world setting.


Events in Bosham


Places to Stay in Bosham

An image showing a bedroom at the Bosham Boathouse B&B

Welcome to The Bosham Boathouse B&B, situated on the edge of the beautiful village of Bosham in West Sussex. Perfectly located on the South Coast, we are nestled between the rolling South Downs and the lapping waters of Chichester Harbour,…

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Bosham Eateries

A photo of The Bosham Inn

Overlooking Chichester harbour, our beautiful listed pub can be found near Bosham as well as the picturesque village of Chidham. A former vicarage, it has been painstakingly restored in recent years — the inn is marked on a map of…

The Anchor Bleu, Bosham

The Anchor Bleu is a traditional, family run harbourside pub in the historic and picturesque heart of Bosham, West Sussex. With both the village and the pub itself steeped in history, this has become a popular location for both tourists…


Bosham Gallery