Climping Beach is a quiet beach located about halfway Littlehampton and Bognor. Like many of the beaches along this stretch of the West Sussex coast, it is made up of shingle and pebbles held in place by a series of wooden groynes. However, Climping has far fewer groynes than the nearby beach at Littlehampton. As the tide goes out a vast expanse of sand is exposed.
Unlike the popular town beaches nearby, Climping (or Atherington) Beach is backed by low sand dunes and fields. Much of this area is now protected, being designated a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI). This means the sand dunes are fenced off to prevent further erosion in many places.
The wide-open beach at Climping near Littlehampton lends itself, of course, to landscape photography. But there are also lots of opportunities to capture closeups and the people and boats that populate this part of the south coast.
Recommended – Littlehampton and Climping Circular, a circular coastal walk starting from Littlehampton’s west beach in West Sussex. The walk takes in a particularly unspoilt section of the south coast, one of the few areas of this bustling coast which has retained its natural landscape and habitats. Perfect for a quiet getaway and a chance to enjoy the natural beauty of the English south coast. It’s worth checking the tide tables so that you can time your walk around low tide.
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Pictures I took on my Climping Photo Walk
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