Shoreham beach is a great spot for all abilities. Just ten minute drive from Brighton, it features a large stretch of pebble beach with some sand at very low tide.
Shoreham offers an all round kitesurf experience. A large(ish) swell at mid tide with some nice shallow fun at low tide. A small but friendly kitesurfing community frequent the beach which means it’s rarely crowded but has enough people around to prevent you feeling like you’re on your own.
The shore break can be a bit of a problem at high tide, but hey… no beach is perfect 🙂
Shoreham Beach works on a E all the way around to W.
Shoreham can have a very big shore-break, so best to go when the tide is under four metres - so about 2-3 hours either side of low tide.
A high tide is accessible if you're comfortable with getting out through large shore-breaks. It's do-able with cross-shore winds but really difficult on a straight on-shore wind. Beware, the stones drop away right at the waters edge and even the best can end up going for a spin!
Shoreham offers an all round kitesurf experience. A large(ish) swell at mid tide with some nice shallow fun at low tide.
Anyone can use the beach and there's a good crowd of friendly locals ready to give you the right advice when the weather's right.
Some lucky home owners have houses which have gardens joining the beach. Try to keep some distance so to avoid becoming one of their new garden ornaments!
- On Street Parking
- Kite Shop
- There are a few small wooden groynes on the right hand side of the beach which are only visible at late mid to low tide
- Shoreham harbour arm is on the far left of the beach so beginners might want to keep to a safe distance
Getting There & Parking
Parking is all roadside but can be less the 25 metres from the beach through access paths.
Weather Forecast & Live Readings
I'm hoping at some point to get a decent feed into the site for weather, but until then here's a link to 7 day wind forecast for Shoreham-by-Sea.
And if you're wondering if it's on right now, here's the Met Office latest live wind readings for Shoreham.