Dog-friendly beaches in Sussex Selsey

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…

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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 Marine Beach – a year-round dog-friendly pebble beach – or make the most of the largest beach in Selsey at East Beach (please note that there are seasonal restrictions are in place for one area of this beach).
From 1 May to 30 September there are some designated dog-free zones in place at the famous white-sand beach of West Wittering (pre-book parking only), as well as neighbouring East Wittering and further down the coastline at the surfer’s paradise of Bracklesham Bay however outside of these zones, there’s a variety of walks and spaces to enjoy with your dog.

Between March 1 and July 31 dog walkers are also kindly asked to help protect ground nesting birds by keeping dogs on leads and staying out of the roped off areas.

With a selection of fantastic cafes and ice-cream stops at most beaches, both human and hound will be spoilt for choice.

Other things to do

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.

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