Explore Pagham Harbour Selsey England, PO20 9DT

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…

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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 footpaths, taking in diverse wildlife, historical features and magnificent harbour views.

The downloadable trail leaflet suggests three walks, which take in the reserve’s highlights. All of the walks can be extended by following the footpaths and connecting with paths to and from the visitor centre.

One of the few remaining undeveloped stretches on the Sussex coast, Pagham Harbour is a great place to get away from it all. You can enjoy a wealth of wildlife, beautiful landscapes and a rich cultural heritage as you wander around the harbour’s edge. The sheltered harbour at the heart of the reserve fills and empties with the tide and changes with each season. Marvel at the whirling flocks of waders and the sounds of the brent geese honking overhead in winter. In spring, search for new arrivals stopping off to rest and re-fuel, and listen as the reedbeds and hedgerows come alive with bird song. Look for greedy terns catching fish for their hungry chicks in summer.

Families can follow easy interactive trails, choose a longer adventure to the beach or encounter mini-beasts through special events. Pop into the visitor centre for a warm welcome, the latest wildlife sightings and a cup of tea.

From Church Norton, enjoy the view across the harbour with Pagham and its church to the east, and Chichester Cathedral and the South Downs to the north. St. Wilfrid’s Chapel at Church Norton is in fact the chancel of the original medieval building; the rest of the original church was moved in 1864 to Selsey to serve the growing population and became the parish church of Saint Peter.

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