• People sitting at tables and chairs on the beach outside Littlehampton's East Beach Café on a sunny day

    East Beach Café

    This iconic seafront building was designed by 2012 Olympic Cauldron architect Thomas Heatherwick.

  • West beach on sunny day with sandcastle and yellow bucket and spade

    Littlehampton beaches

    Bring your bucket and spade and enjoy great days out on Littlehampton East Beach or West Beach.

  • People can be seen walking past the shelters of the UK's longest bench as they wind their way along the seafront

    Littlehampton Long Bench

    At 324 metres long, this is the UK's longest bench! It winds its way between two striking metal shelters carrying messages from the public.

  • Two women chat to one another on a sunny day looking out at the boats on Littlehampton Harbour

    Harbour views

    Watch the boats sail in and out of Littlehampton Harbour at the mouth of the River Arun.

  • Boats sail on the blue waters of Oyster Pond in Littlehampton on a bright, sunny day

    Things to do

    Enjoy boating, cycling, sandcastle building, seaside amusement rides, wildlife watching, interactive museums and more!

Littlehampton tourist information

Home to superb sandy award-winning beaches, a bustling marina and harbour and stunning contemporary architecture, Littlehampton, Sussex on England's sunny south coast is both the perfect place to enjoy a fun family holiday and take time out to relax.

This seaside town’s attractions include the famously unusual East Beach Café (named one of The Times' 20 best places to eat by the beach in 2013), Harbour Park and the unique seafront Long Bench, and it's engraved messages. Why not book a message for yourself or a loved one?

The Littlehampton Ferry will transport you between East and West Beaches during the summer months to the West Beach Local Nature Reserve – a Site of Special Scientific Interest.

You can enjoy sailing, diving and fishing on the River Arun or simply take in the views from a waterside restaurant or café

Many of Littlehampton’s annual events take place on the seafront or around the harbour including summer Carnival and spectacular Bonfire and Fireworks event in October. In fact, there are so many things to do, you’ll definitely want to stay for longer! Why not book this year’s holiday or short break in a Littlehampton hotel, B&B or guest house?

Take a look at the Accessible Sussex by the Sea page if accessibility information and guidance is required.

The Look and Sea Visitor Centre, is home to the Visitor Information Centre located right by the river and walkway between the harbour and the town centre. Make sure you call in for lots of useful information to help make the most of your visit.

East Beach Café

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The Thomas Heatherwick designed structure is an unmissable sight on Littlehampton's seafront. T: +44 (0)1903 731903