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Coast and Countryside 2   Selsey, Bognor Regis, Pagham, Bracklesham, Witterings Click on pictures to enlarge     backnext
Selsey Lifeboat Station Bognor Regis seafront Steyne Gardens, Bognor Regis
Selsey Lifeboat Station Bognor Regis seafront Steyne Gardens, Bognor Regis

About eight miles south of the city stretches the Manhood peninsula, of which Selsey is the principal town. It is of great historic interest, having been established as the landing place of the South Saxons in 477. Nowadays it is a favourite holiday town.

A few miles along the coast is Bognor Regis, made famous by a convalescent visit by King George V in 1929, after which the town received its royal name. It now attracts a large number of tourists, and is also well known for Butlins.

  Between Selsey and Bognor lies Pagham and its harbour. A natural lagoon, it is a favourite breeding ground for many uncommon sea birds and wild fowl, and as such is a prime ornothologists' haunt.

From Selsey Bill to East Head at the entrance to Chichester Harbour lie the beaches of Bracklesham Bay and the Witterings. This stretch of coastline, enjoyed by local residents and holidaymakers, has lovely pebble and sandy beaches, ideal for sunbathing, swimming and watersports.


Pagham Harbour Nature Reserve Bracklesham Bay East Wittering beach
Pagham Harbour Nature Reserve Bracklesham Bay East Wittering beach

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