The historic fishing town of Selsey is known across the world for its crab, which is still caught daily by the fleet moored off the beach here and delivered to leading restaurants. It’s certainly something not to be missed when you visit here, with several seafood huts located on the town’s East Beach- you won’t get much fresher!

 

Selsey’s long shingle beaches are some of the best in the district and are popular with holiday makers, with the much-loved family caravan resort of Bunn Leisure offering direct access to the beach at West Sands. The clear waters are also popular with divers for the rich range of marine life to be seen, as well as a D-day heritage trail off the shore where various WW2 landing craft and vehicles lie.

 

You can explore the stories of Selsey’s history on a variety of local trails; from the town’s quirky railway carriage homes to the Blue Plaque trail marking locations of notable residents and historical events including infamous smugglers the ‘Hawkhurst Gang’. Selsey’s lifeboat station is open for visitors, where an All-Weather Shannon Class lifeboat and D-Class inshore lifeboat is housed.

 

There are miles of coastline to explore at Selsey, from the headland of Selsey Bill which has protected local fishermen in these tricky waters for hundreds of years to the wildlife havens of RSPB Medmerry and RSPB Pagham Harbour, both important habitats for bird life.

If you’re looking for family friendly things to do, whether it be for half-term, wet weekends or family holidays, Sussex has it all. From toddler friendly days out, to activities to engage the most reluctant of teens, we have something to enlighten all the family.

A two mile stroll around the East Beach area of Selsey that explores the town’s love affair with railway carriage homes. Download provided by the Manhood Wildlife and Heritage group.

Being the county of dog lovers, it may come as no surprise that Sussex has practically a whole coastline of dog-friendly beaches to choose from. On a clear day, enjoy incredible views across to the Isle of Wight from Selsey’s…

A family day out in Sussex doesn’t have to break the bank. In fact, it doesn’t have to cost a penny.

Pagham Harbour Walks- Church Norton

Begin your explorations of Pagham Harbour at the RSPB visitor centre where you can learn about the exciting wildlife you could find and where you might get your feet wet at high tide! Pagham Harbour is criss-crossed with public and permissive…

FAB Falconry is closed for Winter. No events being conducted at this time. Many thanks for your understanding. FAB Falconry create the opportunities to meet their highly trained team of Birds of Prey and Owls on a one to one…

An image of Selsey's East Beach

Selsey’s beaches boast clear, clean water and unspoilt shingle shores, perfect for swimming, a walk along the shore or an enjoyable day on the beach.

Golf at Goodwood

With some of the most striking scenery on offer in the country, it’s no surprise that Sussex, the South Downs and Chichester are home to an outstanding collection of golf courses.

A dog on the South Downs Way

If Britain is a nation of dog lovers then Sussex is undoubtedly the county of dog lovers.

It will come as no surprise then, that the Chichester District – or the Great Sussex Way as we’re known – is home to some of the best dog walks in the country. Come and explore what’s on offer.

a photo showing a stately home with a garden full of daffodils in the foreground

Explore some great West Sussex gardens across Chichester, Midhurst, Petworth, Arundel and surrounding areas

Imber Court Photo Training Students

Imber Court Photo Training offers courses close to Chichester and the Witterings and is suitable for novices through to professionals

“We are passionate about our oceans and helping you experience the beauty of the Marine Environment” Welcome, we are a SSI SWIM, Snorkel, Freediving, Scuba and Marine Ecology Centre located on the South Coast at Selsey, West Sussex. Offering a…

Mulberry Divers is a SSI Blue Oceans Centre, located in Selsey, West Sussex, committed to help protect our seas and Marine Life in both our daily practices and by providing education about Marine Life. We are an island nation and…

Pagham Harbour to Sidlesham Quay

A circular easy access trail through Pagham Harbour. Even when the Centre is not open it is usually possible to obtain a useful introduction leaflet to Pagham Harbour Local Nature Reserve from a cubby-hole at the Visitor Centre. The area…

Pagham Harbour Walks- Pagham Harbour North Wall

This walk at Pagham Harbour is such a peaceful one with no sounds of traffic. There are splendid country views inland contrasting with the landscape of the harbour. The area of the harbour here is part of the 700 acres…

Birds in flight

Pagham Harbour is an Internationally important Nature Reserve covering over 600 hectares. It consists of salt marshes and tidal mudflats, shingle, wet grasslands and reed swamps, which provide plentiful and important habitats for a whole host of wildlife. The reserve…

an image of waves crashing on to a beach at Selsey

Selsey Bill is the prominent stretch of headland off the southernmost town of Selsey, on the Manhood Peninsula in West Sussex

An image of fishing boats and nets on Selsey beach

The Selsey Heritage Trail is made up of three different self-guided walks exploring the Blue Plaques in and around Selsey, highlighting the places where important people in history lived and worked as well as the locations of significant events. The…

a picture of a golf green with clubhouse in the background

Selsey Golf Club is home to a 9-hole links-style course and is a challenging course for folders of all abilities

Selsey Lifeboat Station

Today’s lifeboat station at Selsey operates an all weather Shannon class lifeboat (AWL 13-20 ‘Denise and Eric’) and a D class inshore lifeboat (ILB D-827 ‘Flt Lt John Buckley RAF’).  Over its 150-year History the Crew have been presented with…

a photo showing Brian May unveiling a seal from the Selsey seal trail

discover the Selsey seal trail in the fishing town of Selsey, West Sussex uncovering the stories of Selsey along the way

Image of workers who moved to Sidlesham

Discover why 100 unemployed miners from the north-east of England came to Sidlesham in 1936 to begin new lives as market gardeners as you walk through beautiful Sidlesham on this informative heritage trail. Download provided by the Manhood Wildlife and…

There’s nothing quite as English as an afternoon tea complete with dainty sandwiches, freshly baked scones and cakes, and a proper cup of tea served in fine bone china.

The Artisan Bakehouse is an award winning Bakehouse, accredited Bread Making school, Holiday cottages & luxury shepherd hut. Set in a secluded rural ideal on the edge of the beautiful South Downs National Park yet just 5 minutes from the…

Image of old Tram

Between 1896 and 1935 a tramway ran from Selsey to Chichester with 11 stations en route. Download from the Manhood Wildlife and Heritage Group.

An image of birdwatchers at Pagham Harbour

Naturetrek operates the largest selection of professionally organised, expert-led wildlife holidays and tours in the world. We’ve been organising specialist wildlife tours for 35 years. What do we do? We enjoy taking you to see the world’s special wildlife and…