Situated at the foot of the South Downs at the mouth of the River Arun, Littlehampton is a family friendly town with award winning sandy beaches and lovely weather. The beautiful natural harbour is a renowned safe haven from the strong tides and attracts leisure craft from all over Europe. As well as ample berths to accommodate visiting yachts and pleasure boats, the harbour has extensive marine services and facilities for visitors.
Alongside the moorings you will find Pier Road, which leads to the town centre and is lined with fascinating shops and waterside restaurants. The town’s maritime themed pedestrian centre is well served by various familiar high street outlets as well as chemists, newsagents and a supermarket. There is also a wide choice of exciting dining including Thai, Indian, Chinese, Italian, Portuguese, Turkish and Greek cuisine and plenty of pubs for bar food or that after dinner tipple. And as you would expect of a seaside town the fish and chips are to die for.
Littlehampton has not earned the title ‘Children’s Paradise’ for nothing. Besides the splendid beaches and lovely climate there are plenty of attractions for youngsters to enjoy including the all-weather Harbour Park adventure village and interactive Look and Sea! Visitor Centre. At West Beach, just across the river, you’ll discover the unspoilt sand dunes, rare plants and wildlife that are protected for reasons of special scientific interest. There is also an excellent golf course, which is open to non-members.
A beautiful and endlessly fascinating place where the welcome is as warm as the weather and the hospitality as inviting as the beaches, Littlehampton has a very big heart indeed.
Welcome to the Best Kept Secret on the South Coast - Littlehampton Harbour. My name is Colin Hitchcock and I am proud to be the Harbour Master here in Littlehampton.
Colin Hitchcock - Harbour Master
Since Roman times there has been a port on the River Arun and today's harbour has been designed for both leisure as well as commercial use.
For the leisure user a lot has changed in the past three years. Old timber wharves with vertical ladders have been replaced with modern pontoons with electricity and fresh water. A state of the art harbour office houses welcoming warm showers and toilets. Harbour Staff are on hand to assist mariners with mooring and guide them to the excellent facilities that lay within a short walk from the moorings.
Commercial craft regularly enter the port to discharge their cargo of stone from France and Ireland. Commercial craft can be seen from the footbridge offloading their cargo before departing again down the River Arun amongst the maze of small craft. From the east bank walkway pedestrians feel that close to the ships that they could almost stretch out and shake the Captains hand of the passing ships.
This is a living harbour with lots going on, our visitors come back time after time as they are always afforded a friendly welcome, so if you are passing give us a try, you will not be disappointed.
Our marina is located on the South Coast between Portsmouth and Brighton.
The Marina is widely accessible by car and rail. Our Marina offers moorings for up to 120 crafts of all sizes with storage in open boat parks for up to 160 craft.
Refurbished museum of local history has maritime displays in The Sea Room: the seafarers, shipping & port of Littlehampton. Large collection of scale ship models, fishing & ships' gear & wreck finds illustrate local boat-building, trade, fishing, etc. ARC BA
Address: The Manor House, Church Street, Littlehampton, BN17 5EW
With it's delightful 'New England' fishing village setting, Harbour Park is the south coast's finest family entertainment centre and with free admission, it's the perfect place to bring the family for a really great day out.
Address: Seafront, Littlehampton, West Sussex, BN17 5LL
We buy and sell new and used boats and our engineers are available for advice, maintenance and repair of your boat and engine, including laminate and fibreglass work.
We supply new Mercury engines of all available sizes at very competitive prices.
We stock a wide selection of brand name rods and reels and an equally wide range of rigs and traces of excellent quality, most of which are hand tied by a local fishing expert who has been making traces for 20 years.
We supply all types of fishing accessories including tackle boxes, trace wallets, rod lights etc and a selection of fresh and frozen bait. Available 7 days a week.
Address: Unit 2 The Shipyard, Rope Walk, Littlehampton, BN17 5DE
Based near Littlehampton Marina in West Sussex - right on the South Coast, NS Marine is an independent, family owned marine engineering company covering a wide area of Sussex including, Brighton, Hove, Shoreham, Worthing, Chichester, Crawley, Horsham and more... We have been in operation since 2000 and offer a comprehensive range of marine services at very competitive rates.
We have over 4000 sq ft of secure workshop space where the majority of our work is carried out, we also offer a collection and delivery service for both boats and engines. In addition to this, we have mobile facilities so that work may be carried out at our customers' own premises or marina.
NS Marine is a main dealer for Tohatsu and Jetmarine outboards and covers many aspects of the marine industry including the sale of second-hand boats and fully serviced outboard engines.