Selsey

The historic fishing town of Selsey lies eight miles south of Chichester on the southernmost tip of the Manhood Peninsula. Famed for its Selsey Crab which is lauded across the globe as one of the very best, the town has a proud fishing heritage, and there is still a strong cultural connection to the sea, with a fishing fleet moored offshore, still bringing in the catch.  Whether you are staying or just visiting for the day a stroll along the beach to Potters Fish is a must.  This award winning fisherman’s hut specialises in locally and sustainably caught crab and lobster which you can buy fresh to take home or enjoy right there and then on the beach.

Selsey’s miles of natural beaches play host to a huge variety of wildlife both on and off the shore, and the RSPB reserves of Pagham Harbour and RSPB Medmerry  are home to countless species of birds and wildfowl. In warmer months, visitors may even glimpse the seals from which Selsey’s name originates whilst strolling along the Selsey Seal Art Trail. Many of the town’s fishing fleet crew the Selsey Lifeboats, which have been a feature of the town since 1861. The lifeboat station can be found
on the shore at Kingsway and is open for visitors.

With more sunlight hours than anywhere in the UK, and bathing water rated as excellent, Selsey is a great spot for a day in the sunshine. Explore the rugged landscape on foot or on bicycle. Enjoy a fabulous Selsey sunset and admire the impressive dark skies made famous by the late Sir Patrick Moore who lived in the town.

The town is well served for amenities and restaurants. There are a number of independent food shops including three good butchers and a few bakeries.   The village is well served for coffee shops and one of our favourites is Kind Coffee. We also love Waves for a really good breakfast and Lal a Turkish and me cocktail bar for a great atmosphere and excellent home-made food. The Seal is a great local pub
and if you are holidaying to celebrate a special occasion there is the Crab & Lobster in Pagham Harbour.

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