The Local Area

The High Street and local facilities.

beach_selseySelsey has a large array of shops including a good quality butcher, baker, greengrocer….fresh fish can be bought directly from the East Beach huts including dressed crabs and lobsters.

There are several pubs and restaurants in the village, also good take always. They operate year round to serve a strong and loyal local and holiday community .

Local facilities include a private cinema (limited viewings…large cinema in Chichester however).

Also in the village there is a dive centre, cycle hire, a 9 hole golf course at The Selsey Country club…the public welcome, also an 18 hole course at Hunston, fishing boat charter on the Emma Jayne www.selsey-fish-trips.

To the extreme West of the village The Oasis at Bunn Leisure offers fantastic leisure facilities ,including bars and restaurants open to the public year round. There are 2 lovely swimming pools, one has a beached entry with slides and a lazy river….sauna and steam room.

Places to eat include The Seal Hotel, The Lifeboat Pub, DE Levante Tapas bar. Further afield there is The Walnut tree at Runcton and The Crab and Lobster at Mill hamlet…which is a short drive from the village.

We also have a fantastic Caterer who will accommodate your requirements on request at

The Geography.

sunset_selseySelsey shares The Manhood Peninsular with The Witterings, famed for it’s expansive sandy beaches and sand dunes. East Head at the Witterings leads to the beautiful coastline of inland waterways of Itchenor,Bosham;Delquay,Chichester Harbour and Cobham. This is a fantastic area to sail with expansive views of The South Downs and Chichester. It has various sailing clubs.

Chichester is 9 miles away and is a beautiful Roman City built on the cross . The Cathedral has a central position with a lovely disabled and child friendly restaurant. There are often concerts and exhibitions here.

The Chichester Festival Theatre and The Minerva offer first rate productions that are often destined for the west end stage in London..

Goodwood is approximately 3 miles from Chichester.

It has a world renowned fixture list ranging from The Festival of Speed; The Goodward Revival Meeting and regular horse racing meetings.

There is also racing at Fontwell and Polo at Cowdray.

Portsmouth is approximately 15 miles away…with it’s strong Naval history….has a huge selection of nautical museums including HMS Victory sailed by Nelson…and the Mary Rose….Elizabethan ship championed by Prince Charles. There is a submarine museum also plus more.You can also take to the water in organised boat trips to view the vessels moored a little further out.

If you would like to view this part of the world up high…visit The Spinnaker Tower at Gunwharf Keys Shopping centre. The Spinnaker Tower can be clearly seen from Beach House.

Other places of interest include;

Fishbourne Roman Palace; Bignor Roman Villa; Arundel Castle;The Stately homes of Petworth House and Uppark; West Dean Gardens;Emsworth is nearby with it’s close association to PG Wodehouse. Brighton is around an hour away by car.To name but a few.

Travel Links.

The Railway Station in Central Chichester has a direct line to London Gatwick and London Victoria( around 1hr 40 mins)The train runs coast bound also East and west.

The bus station is directly opposite the railway station, with buses running every 15 minutes. To Selsey at peak times.

Ferries run from Portsmouth and Southampton for both car and foot passengers to The Isle of Wight. There is also a high speed hover link.