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Photograph of Blyth Harbour, Northumberland


in the county of Northumberland

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in the county of Lincolnshire

Pictures of Pagham

a Seaside Town in the county of West Sussex

About Pagham

A short distance from Chichester on the Sussex Heritage Coast lies the beautiful and unspoiled stretch of mud flats of Pagham Harbour, now a fascinating nature reserve of over 1,000 acres. The mud flats and shingle beach offer a safe haven for hundreds of species of birds and plantlife whilst in the hedgegrows, butterflies, including red admirals, flourish. The reserve welcomes little terns, who return anually from the warm shores of West Africa, to breed at Pagham. Other birds include shelducks, curlews and oystercatchers.

Pagham has a long history, it was occupied by the Romans. A find of Middle Saxon Pottery indicates Saxon occupation. A church at Pagham was recorded in the Domesday Book and at the turn of the 13th-century King John gave Pagham a charter. By the 14th-century Pagham had become a succesful port only to have a vast number of its buildings destroyed in the great storm of the mid-14th-century. The history of the town continues with highs and lows and varying degrees of prosperity. Today, the town prospers from the tourists who flock here to the nature reserve and the fine beaches that stretch out from either side of the old harbour entrance. The village itself boarders with the great sprawl of Bognor but retains a more 'genteel' feel to that of its large neighbour. There are many old and interesting properties to be seen in the village and at the southern end of the harbour is Church Norton, where you can find the minute chapel of St.Wilfred, a 7th-century missionary who preached christianity.

Pagham, holds much to enchant the visitor, its fine beaches offer safe bathing and good off shore surfing and yachting. The pleasant countryside beyond the coast has attractive villages, while nearby Chichester offers excellent shopping facilities and a museum that records much of the history of the region.

Other interesting visits include; Arundel, Littlehampton and Steyning.

Recommended towns & villages near Pagham

Boats on beach

Selsey (12 Pictures) a Seaside Town in the county of West Sussex

(3.4 miles, 5.4 km, direction SW of Pagham)

This is a picturesque resort town with a dramatic low-lying headland known as Selsey Bill, from here there are lovely views towards famous Chichester Harbour and the little harbour at Pagham where there is a nature reserve...

The Market Cross, Chichester. Built in 1501

Chichester (84 Pictures) in the county of West Sussex

(4.9 miles, 8.0 km, direction N of Pagham)

Chichester is a wonderful coastal town with a history of strong sea-faring traditions...

Church of Holy Trinity

Bosham (99 Pictures) a Picturesque Village in the county of West Sussex

(6.4 miles, 10.4 km, direction NW of Pagham)

Interesting little place with the picture post-card appeal of 'Sussex by the Sea' which for centuries has captivated artists from all over...

A picture of West Wittering

West Wittering (13 Pictures) a Seaside Town in the county of West Sussex

(6.8 miles, 10.9 km, direction W of Pagham)


The Beach at Littlehampton

Littlehampton (81 Pictures) a Seaside Town in the county of West Sussex

(9.6 miles, 15.4 km, direction E of Pagham)

Littlehampton is a pleasant holiday resort that offers miles of golden sands for sunbathing, or for children to have a fine time building sand castles!..

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Market Cross, Chichester, West Sussex

Chichester Cross (12 Pictures)

(4.9 miles, 7.9 km, direction N)

Chichester's Market Cross is reputedly the finest in Britain. It was given to the city in 1501 by Edward Story, bishop of.....

Chichester Cathedral

Chichester Cathedral (62 Pictures)

(5.1 miles, 8.2 km, direction N)

The Norman cathedral at Chichester was founded on its present site about 1080, and is still substantially the same building as.....

Guildhall museum in Priory Park, Chichester, with cricketers practicing before their match

Guildhall Museum, Chichester (1 Pictures)

(5.1 miles, 8.2 km, direction N)


Fishbourne Roman Palace, near Chichester, West Sussex

Fishbourne Roman Palace (12 Pictures)

(5.5 miles, 8.8 km, direction NW)


Tangmere Military Aviation Museum

Tangmere Military Aviation Museum (14 Pictures)

(5.5 miles, 8.9 km, direction N)


Boxgrove Priory, West Sussex

Boxgrove Priory (6 Pictures)

(6.7 miles, 10.7 km, direction N)


Goodwood Festival of Speed display by Goodwood House

Goodwood House (24 Pictures)

(7.3 miles, 11.7 km, direction N)


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