White cliffs onthe Isle of Wight in the background behind a yellow fishing boat
The Isle of Wight viewed from Marine Beach, courtesy of CoastalJJ
Dogs and Walkers enjoying Marine Beach, courtesy of CoastalJJ
Dogs and Walkers Enjoying Marine Beach, courtesy of CoastalJJ
Marine Beach All Year Round Welcomes Dogs, courtesy of CoastalJJ
Marine Beach All Year Round Welcomes Dogs, courtesy of CoastalJJ
Grey sky with clouds gathering above Marine Beach
Stormy Skies Over Marine Beach, courtesy of CoastalJJ
Fibreglass seal painted with imagery celebrating Selsey's dark skies made famous by the late Sir Patrick Moore. Designed by Megan Masters
Sir Patrick Moore and Selsey's Dark Skies Seal. Designed by Megan Masters.
Seven Selay Seal Art Trail designers pictured alonside Dr. Brian May who unveiled the Dark Skies Seal.
The Selsey Seal Art Trail designers alongside Dr. Brian May CBE

Marine Beach

What's Here


On a fine day the Isle of Wight can be clearly seen from Marine Beach, as well as ships in the English Channel.

Enjoy a cup of tea or an ice cream from the seasonal kiosk as you breathe in the clean air afforded by being near the very tip of the peninsula.

In fact, a short walk southward will bring you to Selsey Bill itself, the most southerly point in West Sussex. Marine Beach is walkable from both East Beach and Oval Field Beach along pathways of shingle. Check out the tide timetables prior to your visit.

You may spot a beautifully painted seal in the Marine Car Park. This is part of The Selsey Seal Art Trail, funded by a public arts grant and created to promote the explorartion of Selsey and it's rich culture, heritage and natural habitats. The Seal placed here includes a free of charge working telescope and was designed by Chichester College art student Megan Masters to celebrate the enviable dark skies found in Selsey, made famous by the late Sir Patrick Moore, a former resident. Sir Patrick's great friend Dr Brian May came to Selsey to unveil the seal and was a huge fan of the piece.

Marine Beach is the local designated dog walking beach where your four legged companion can frolic on the sand and in the sea!

Please note, this area is not currently accessible for buggies and wheelchairs.

The slipway at this beach has a restricted access but small craft, excluding jetskis, can be launched here but please be aware of tidal contitions as there are strong currents in this area. For all coastal byelaws, please refer to Chichester District Council's Coastal Recreation page.

This beach is not suitable for swimming due to strong currents.


Following the High Street all the way down into Hillfield Road will lead you to Marine Beach car park. This is a shingled space with a height barrier and is chargeable. Set your Sat Nav to PO20 0LJ.

Public Transport

The Stagecoach no. 51 bus from Chichester stops at the junction of Hillfield Road and Seal Road. Continue walking southwards to reach Marine Beach.


The nearest public toilets are on Hillfield Road, north of Marine Beach.

Disabled Access

Due to its nature, the accessibility of the car park surface for wheelchair users is weather dependent.

Dog Friendly

This is the local designated dog beach all year round.