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Summer in Pagham Harbour

Summer in Pagham Harbour
Photo copyright Sarah Hughes

Visit Pagham Harbour during the summer months and you are likely to see Little and common terns fishing , while lapwings are busy feeding on the scrapes at Ferry and Breach Pools. Now is the best time to enjoy the reserve’s insect life, with common blue, gatekeeper and meadow brown butterflies and the day-flying moths, such as the cinnabar and six-spot burnet, feeding along the hedgerows.

A fun and exciting way to make the most of Pagham Harbour is in the company of experts either guiding you on a butterfly walk or uncovering the past on Medmerry Beach.

Take a look at the RSPB website to find out more about the huge variety of Activities in Pagham Harbour

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»

Archaeology at Medmerry

Archaeology at Medmerry

Medmerry,  the country's first and largest open coast managed re-alignment scheme, is located south of Chichester. The site is managed by the RSPB together with Pagham Harbour, however the scheme itself was built by the Environment Agency as a flood defence work for Selsey and the Manhood peninsula. During the build a great deal of important archaeology was discovered that rewrote... Read More»

Circular Cycle Routes

Circular Cycle Routes

A leaflet has been created by the Selsey Cycle Network, which details the circular cycle routes that go around the Manhood Peninsula. The cycle routes are mainly on minor or traffic free roads and provide access to Chichester and Pagham harbours. They will also take you round the edge of the new nature reserve created as part of the... Read More»