"Sittin' on the dock of the bay"

Bracklesham Bay Beach

The bathing water is situated on the south coast between Chichester Harbour entrance and Selsey Bill in West Sussex. The bathing water is primarily a shingle beach around high tide but with gently shelving sand exposed at low water which is a well known productive area of fossils. Surrounding the bathing water are the villages of Bracklesham and East Wittering.

Beach type: Sand/Shingle

Nearest town: Bracklesham

Local authority: West Sussex County Council

OS Grid Reference: SZ806962


Blue Flag Beach

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Things to see and do near Bracklesham Bay Beach

  • Chichester Harbour Water Tours (1m)
  • Earnley Butterflies and Gardens (1m)
  • Earnley Butterflies, Birds and Beasts (1m)
  • Earnley Burrerflies and Gardens (1m)
  • West Wittering Beach (2m)
  • Solar Heritage (3m)
  • Chichester Harbour Conservancy (3m)
  • Northcommon Farm Centre (3m)
  • Cobnor Activities Centre (4m)

Tourist Information

Hayling Island
Tourist Information Centre
Central Beachlands
PO11 0AG

Phone 02392 467 111
Email tourism@havant.gov.uk

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Weather and Tides

Forecast for Tuesday 22 May


Chance of rain 2%
Max temp. 13°C
(feels like 11°C)
Wind 2mph, gusting to 6mph.
Pressure 1015
Humidity 79%
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Chance of rain 1%
Max temp. 17°C
(feels like 15°C)
Wind 3mph, gusting to 5mph.
Pressure 1015
Humidity 63%
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Air Quality


Chance of rain 0%
Max temp. 22°C
(feels like 20°C)
Wind 2mph, gusting to 4mph.
Pressure 1015
Humidity 50%
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Air Quality


Chance of rain 28%
Max temp. 22°C
(feels like 21°C)
Wind 2mph, gusting to 4mph.
Pressure 1015
Humidity 51%
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Chance of rain 26%
Max temp. 21°C
(feels like 18°C)
Wind 3mph, gusting to 5mph.
Pressure 1016
Humidity 57%
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Air Quality


Chance of rain 0%
Max temp. 16°C
(feels like 14°C)
Wind 3mph, gusting to 6mph.
Pressure 1019
Humidity 68%
UV Index n/a
Air Quality
High Tide
05:40 BST
(04:40 GMT)
Low Tide
11:07 BST
(10:07 GMT)
High Tide
18:22 BST
(17:22 GMT)
Low Tide
23:46 BST
(22:46 GMT)

Important! Tide times are for the nearest measurement point and may not be accurate for this location. You should not rely on these times for anything other than a broad indication of when the tide will be at its highest or lowest.

In particular, these tide times are not suitable for navigational use. Accurate tide forecasts require complex calculations and detailed local information. If you intend to engage in any activity for which tidal information is important for safety reasons (including sailing, powerboating, diving, and surfing) then you should obtain professional data.

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Located in a sandy bay backed by shingle and a sea wall. The beach is excellent for a wide variety of water sports.

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