Enjoy a walk around this lovely coastal nature reserve and look out for thousands of wading birds. The RSPB reserve is located a few miles south of Chichester, near the village of Pagham. You can park at the reserve car park, just off the Chichester Road. From here you can pick up the waterside footpaths to Sidlesham Quay and then around the site to Pagham Lagoon. There's a wide variety of habitats with salt marsh, mudflats, farmland, copses, lagoons, reed beds and shingle beaches. Look out for birds including little egrets, ringed plovers and lapwings.
To extend your walking in the area you can pick up the New Lipchis Way at nearby West Wittering. The long distance path will take you along the Chichester Channel in to Chichester.
Just to the south of the harbour you will find Selsey Bill. The coastal headland is the southernmost point of Sussex.
Around Birdham you can also pick up the Chichester Canal and enjoy a waterside walk along the towpath.
Just to the south of the harbour you will find the headland at Selsey Bill. It is the southernmost point of Sussex and has a nice beach and fish huts selling fine fresh fish.
PostcodePO20 7NE - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations
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Pagham Harbour Ordnance Survey Map - view and print off detailed OS map
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The reserve is a lovely place for a dog walk so you'll probably see other owners on a fine day. It's best to keep them on leads because of the wildlife though. Bins are dotted around the site too. Dog water bowls are available at the RSPB visitor centre at the reserve.
Further Information and Other Local Ideas
The Bognor Regis Walk visits the harbour from the nearby seaside resort. It's a nice way of visiting the area if you are coming by public transport as there is a train station in the town. It's about a 4 mile walk to the harbour from the town, passing along Bognor beach.
The Selsey To West Wittering Walk will take you through the nearby RSPB Medmerry Nature Reserve. The reserve is another great place for cycling and walking with a wide variety of wildlife to see.
For more walking ideas in the area see the Sussex Walks page.