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Pagham Harbour

Pagham Harbour
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Pagham Harbour passes VisitEngland assessment

Pagham Harbour has been awarded an accreditation as a quality visitor attraction under VisitEngland’s Visitor Attraction Quality Assurance Scheme. An inspector came to the harbour in February and was delighted with the warmth of welcome he received. Recommendations were issued to help inform our plans for continual improvement of the site-wide visitor infrastructure.

Forthcoming events. There is always something great going on at the harbour, this is what is coming up:

Sat 24 May                       Welly Walk (family trail)                    10am-4pm

Sat 31 May                       Minibeast Safari                                 11am-1pm

Sun 1 June                      Tern Watch                                          10am-1pm

Sat 7 June                       Tern Watch                                          10am-1pm

Sat 7 June                       June Wildlife Walk                              10am-12 noon       

Sun 8 June                      Tern Watch                                          10am-1pm

Sat 14 June                      Meadow Magic                                   11am – 12 noon

Sat 5 July                        Summertime Stroll                              1pm - 3pm

Sun 20 July                     Historic Church Norton                       2pm-4pm

Sat 15 March                   Wildfowl & Wader Walk                    11am – 1.30pm

Sat 26 July                      By the Sleepy Lagoon                           2pm-4pm

 For more information pick up a leaflet from the visitor centre, or visit www.rspb.org.uk/paghamharbour

To book your place on any of the activities please call Pagham Harbour on 01243 641508.


A Distinctive Peninsula

A Distinctive Peninsula

The Natural England publication - the Natural England National Character Area Profile: 126 South Coast Plain (NE525) –  was published 24 February 2014. This excellent piece of work highlights the importance of the Manhood Peninsula as a ‘Distinct Area’ in the South Coast NCA – as ‘one of the last, and largest, relatively undeveloped stretches of coastline between Newhaven and... Read More»

1950's Selsey Sea Defences

1950's Selsey Sea Defences

Sea defences have been required in the Manhood Peninsula for many years. A great deal of work was needed following a particularly bad storm in December 1951 which wrecked houses along the Selsey sea front, and led to their subsequent demolition.  Following is a gallery of images courtesy of Royal Haskoning, the Coastal Engineering Consultant for Chichester District, showing the coastline and sea defences evolve... Read More»

Nature and Conservation

Nature and Conservation

The peninsula contains several internationally important nature conservation areas (see wildlife page). Extensive consultation took place to examine how the environmental character of the Manhood could be enhanced by the Medmerry managed realignment scheme and how it could benefit the local population, through sensitive management of habitat and tourism. The scheme has been sucessfully completed and is now managed... Read More»