A jewel on the south coast, the pretty seaside town of Littlehampton sits nestled between the vibrant city of Brighton and the historic maritime metropolis of Portsmouth.
Littlehampton days out offer old-fashioned fun for all the family. Thanks to the Victorians, this once sleepy fishing village has become a bustling seaside town and with direct trains from London Victoria arriving in just over 90 minutes, it’s easy to see why more and more people are visiting. And getting to Littlehampton by rail is the perfect way to start a short sojourn by the sea - just like the good old days!
Home to a cluster of relaxing sandy beaches, one of which can only be accessed by hopping on the town’s ferry, Littlehampton is a little refuge from the trappings of hectic modern day life.
With a number of great places to eat, sampling the traditional fare on offer is one of the best things to do in Littlehampton. Scoff fish and chips along the seafront or enjoy a fine dining culinary experience at the bistro Mussel Row - serving locally-sourced high quality cuisine.
Getting to Littlehampton
Our trains are your best bet for getting to Littlehampton quickly and easily. The station itself is located close to the banks of the River Arun, making it easy to find the beach that sits at the mouth of the river. We understand that travelling can be expensive, which is why we have several ways for you to make mega savings on your train tickets.
If you’re planning on getting to Lewes as part of a larger group, our GroupSave ticket might be the perfect option for you, or perhaps opt for one of our Railcards. With a range to choose from, you’re sure to find one that suits your requirements. Discover how Off-Peak travel can save you money and could prove to be a more enjoyable experience with quieter carriages - meaning you can start your Littlehampton days out the right way!
Things to do in Littlehampton
Whether you are spending a few hours or a few days here there’s more things to do in Littlehampton than just the beach - although it is a good place to start. Visit the family-friendly East Beach and make use of the free-to-use BBQs or venture across the promenade to Norfolk Gardens.
Situated on the seafront, Norfolk Gardens is one the many things to do in Littlehampton that all the family can enjoy. Open all year round for tennis, mini golf and much more, it’s the perfect place to while away the hours.
For beach and nature lovers, take the Littlehampton ferry over to West Beach - a beautiful local nature reserve. With panoramic views out to sea, as well as across the River Arun along East Beach, tourists can enjoy a refreshing drink at the cafe or enjoy exploring Littlehampton Napoleonic Fort.
Visitors can walk along Littlehampton’s promenade and marvel at Britain’s longest bench - at 325 metres, it can seat around 300 people at the same time, meaning there’s plenty of space for you to stop and take time for an ice cream!
Littlehampton Museum is an interesting place to shelter if the weather turns nasty. Situated in a Georgian manor house, visitors can discover the story of the town’s journey from Roman settlement through to prosperous Victorian resort. What’s a seaside resort without amusements? Harbour Park is fun for all the family and ticks all the boxes for a seaside town. With indoor games and traditional arcades, it’s a must-visit attraction.
Littlehampton days out are great for those looking for a great British family seaside resort, and thanks to Southern, getting to Littlehampton will be fun for all the family too. Book your tickets today and start planning your stay.