Littlehampton sits at the mouth of River Arun, once home to a busy shipbuilding industry, now offers a slower pace of life as a popular leisure marina.

The town's museum provides an interesting insight into the social history of the area through a variety of exciting exhibitions and interactive displays.

Littlehampton Marina in the sunshine. Photo:

If you're visiting on a weekend, be sure to save time to take a ride on the Littlehampton Miniature Railway running from Mewsbrook Park to Norfolk Gardens.

One of the highlights of the town is located at the seafront. Not only are you treated to scenic views over the English Channel and a quiet walk along the sand but here you'll also come across Britain's longest bench. The structure, measuring 324 metres, is made from recycled hardwood and over 200 slats are engraved with messages and memories from locals and visitors.

Long Bench. Photo: Aldingbourne Trust
Photo: Aldingbourne Trust &

The bench runs continuously from the seafront kiosks to the East Beach Café, dipping, twisting and turning along the promenade.

There are two shelters where the bench curves and bends into unusual shaped seats that make a great photo opportunity!

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Getting to Littlehampton by train
Direct trains are available with Southern from London Victoria (1hr 45). Other train connections include Brighton via Preston Park (1hr) and Portsmouth via Barnham (1hr 14).

Accessibility at Brighton Railway Station

Step-free access is available to all platforms.

A staff-operated ramp is required for step-free access between train and platform at this station. For more information and to book passenger assistance for your journey visit Thameslink assisted travel website.

For more station facilities please see Littlehampton Station website.

Accessibility assitance at the station. Photo: GTR
Photo: GTR

Ways to save

You can often save money on your train tickets by booking them in advance. Look out for Super Off Peak and Off Peak tickets, offering great value for money when traveling outside peak times.

Tickets can be purchased online from Thameslink or at the station. Consider buying a railcard (Senior, 16-25, Family & Friends, Disabled Persons, Two Together), to save 34% for most journeys.

Save money with 2 for 1 Days Out Guide. Download and print your vouchers from the Days Out Guide website, travel by train and show your voucher and train tickets when you arrive to get 2 for 1 entry into some of Britain's most favoured attractions.

To make your days out as enjoyable as possible, we encourage you to plan your trip in advance and check for disruptions before you start your journey. Visit our travel safe page to see what you can do to make planning easy.

Nearby destinations


Jack and Jill Windmills in the sunshine
Hassocks is located along the Brighton mainline and the station provides easy access to the beautiful South Downs National Park.