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.

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.

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…

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.

“We are passionate about our oceans and helping you engage and experience the Marine Environment, near, in on and under the water” Welcome, we are a SSI SWIM, Snorkel, Freediving, Scuba and Marine Ecology Centre located on the South Coast…

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…

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…

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

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