Facilities at Pagham Harbour Local Nature Reserve

Full facilities information

Visitor centre

The visitor centre is open from 10 am to 4 pm every day except Christmas Day and Boxing Day.

Car park

Open at all times.

  • 18 spaces
  • The Visitor Centre car park has no height barrier and large overflow. There are bicycle racks.
  • There is very limited parking for coaches - please book a space in advance.
  • Blue Badge bay near entrance.
  • Level tarmac surface.
  • Level, surfaced path with lighting to visitor centre.
  • Church Norton car park is a small unsurfaced, unlit car park at the end of Rectory Lane.

Open during Visitor Centre opening hours.

Accessible toilets

Open during Visitor Centre opening hours.

  • No cafe facilities, however hot drinks and light snacks are available in the visitor centre and soup in winter and ice cream in summer.
  • Nearest hot food outlets to the Visitor Centre are The Old Piggery Tea Rooms, 1 mile, the Crab and Lobster pub at Sidlesham Quay, 1.5 miles, the Anchor Inn in Sidlesham, 2.5 miles, or there are numerous eateries in Selsey, 2.5 miles.

No shop facility on-site.

Baby changing
Picnic area
  • Picnic area next to the visitor centre.
  • Visitors are welcome to eat their own food and drink here.
Pushchair friendly

One short pushchair-friendly loop.

Binocular hire
Guided walks
Viewing point
  • Two hides.
  • Harbour can be viewed from a vehicle at Sidlesham quayside. Park near to the Crab and Lobster Pub on Mill Lane, off Selsey Road.
Nature trails

Three trails starting at and covering different areas of the reserve, all linked by public footpaths. 

Educational facilities
  • Classroom next to visitor centre.
  • Holds groups of up to 30 children or 20 adults.
  • Trained field teachers lead sessions for all ages, abilities and educational needs.