Return to nature with the best things to do around Chichester Harbour
You could begin with an exploration of Pagham Harbour Nature Reserve, a sheltered inlet where incredible sunsets fill the bay. The wildlife is special too: this is where some of the UK’s first cuckoos are heard in spring.
This sheltered inlet is an internationally important wetland site for wildlife, while the shoreline is often dotted with little terns returning from foraging, their beaks filled with sand eels.
Not far away, Lancing Beach is popular with kite surfers or, if you are more cautious about the open sea, you could try a spot of kayaking in the sheltered waters of Chichester Harbour, which is linked to the sea by a gently flowing canal. Alternatively, put your feet up on the Solar Heritage, a solar-powered catamaran that trundles around Chichester Harbour where you will discover that mud can truly be magnificent, with the marshy coastal edges stretching away to the horizon and shimmering in the sunshine. The vessel quietly glides across the water, so the birdlife stays put, allowing you to get up close to the thousands of waders and waterfowl or 40 harbour seals that visit the harbour.