5 of the best child-friendly beaches in Sussex

PUBLISHED: 15:04 01 June 2015 | UPDATED: 15:54 21 February 2018

Worthing beach. Photo: Adur Borough Council and Worthing Borough Council

Worthing beach. Photo: Adur Borough Council and Worthing Borough Council


As the weather improves and summer holidays approach, take a trip to the seaside with the kids and visit one of these fantastic Sussex beaches


Families flock here for relaxed seaside fun plus sailing, windsurfing or kayaking on Hove Lagoon. Younger ones love the sandpit, playground and paddling pool, and there are plenty of places to buy ice cream.




A wide promenade hugs the long shingle and sand bay, and is fantastic for scooters, bikes and joggers. Stop at Frankie’s Café for coffee and ice creams while the kids enjoy the beach sandpit. Parking is free.




With a pier, a five-mile promenade lined with palms, the Splash Point waterpark, mini-golf and beach volleyball, there’s plenty to keep the family busy on Worthing beach. Take a picnic or pop into the Blue Ocean for fish and chips.




Parking, playgrounds and cafes abound at this popular family beach, plus there’s a long promenade ideal for scooters. Away from the shingle, you’ll find a miniature train and crazy golf; while Harbour Park is great for teenagers.




This much-loved beach resort is still among the best. Head to the main stretch between the pier and the Wish Tower where you’ll find sand backed by shingle, beach huts, cafés, shops and a beautiful promenade.


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