The sheltered inlet of Pagham Harbour covers around 1450 acres and is home to RSPB Pagham Harbour reserve.
This peaceful nature reserve comprises salt marsh, mudflats, farmland, copses, lagoons, reed beds and shingle beaches, and is an internationally important wetland site for wildlife. At various times of the year, you can find Black-tailed godwit, Brent Geese, Little Egrets, Little Terns and Pintails.
Pagham Harbour is a beautiful place to enjoy a walk along one of the many footpaths you will find in this tranquil setting. It is also a glorious place to watch the sunset during clear skies.
There are three nature trails at RSPB Pagham Harbour covering different areas of the reserve, all linked by public footpaths.
Pagham Harbour is open at all times.
Entrance to Pagham Harbour Nature Reserve is free but donations are very welcome. There maybe a charge for some events.
Visitor Centre (The visitor centre is open from 10 am to 4 pm every day except Christmas Day and Boxing Day)
Toilets (while Visitor Centre open)
Disabled toilets (while Visitor Centre open)
Baby changing facilities (while Visitor Centre open)
Please visit the RSPB Pagham Harbour website for full accessibility information.
From the A27 at Chichester, take the B2145 south towards Selsey. After half a mile at the first roundabout, turn right continuing on the B2145 to Selsey (do NOT take the B2166 to Pagham village - the Visitor Centre is on the opposite side of the Harbour). Remain on the B2145 for 6 miles. The turning into the Visitor Centre car park is half a mile on from Sidlesham on the left-hand side.
By train: the nearest train station is Chichester, from where you can pick up a taxi or the number 51 bus.
By bus: The number 51 bus service from Chichester Bus Station to Selsey stops outside the Visitor Centre. For an up-to-date timetable visit the STAGECOACH website