Perhaps the most alluring feature of the picturesque village of Rustington is its attractive pebble-covered beaches and sea views. The continental atmosphere provides residents with the perfect seaside haven.
Rustington has a pebble beach that stretches for some miles passing Littlehampton and finishing at the entrance to the River Arun. As the tide goes out, a sandy wonderland is exposed with beautiful flat sand stretching out from the water’s edge. Acres of space to run and play or walk your dog.
Families with young children play and picnic out by the waves. My parents took me to the beach regularly throughout the warm summers and stormy winters and I have done the same with my children. Happy memories of many days splashing in the sea and building dams around the breakwaters (that’s boys for you).
At Low Tide, the sea can recede as much as 250 metres exposing vast areas of sand. The Littlehampton/Rustington beach is always amongst the cleanest recorded in the UK.
Rustington has a thriving surfing and kite surfing community. The shallow water and southwesterly winds straight off the Channel make for perfect conditions for these world championship hopefuls.
Recently 2 kite surfers attained worldwide recognition by ‘flying’ over Worthing Pier –
Since Victorian times Rustington has continued to grow in size and has earned itself a colourful history along the way. The village still boasts an array of flint and thatched cottages and two Conservation areas, which add to its character and charm.
We’re fortunate in Rustington to have a very good shopping centre with free car parking. Shops include some high street brands such as Boots, Iceland, Superdrug and Holland & Barret. There are also many independents such as Cook, selling fine haute cuisine, but frozen, food, a butcher, a delicatessen, a bakery and 2 greengrocers.
There is a Co-
Entertainment and Amenities
Rustington caters for the needs of its guests and residents with a thriving shopping centre, many restaurants, 3 public houses, 4 churches, a municipal swimming pool and several doctors’ and dentist’ surgeries. Those who enjoy keeping fit are well catered for, as Rustington boasts a health and fitness club, which provides a well-equipped gym, studio classes, swimming pool and spa, fitness arena, crèche, sun-beds and a bar restaurant.
The stunning scenery of the remarkable South Downs is also close at hand for those who enjoy a relaxing stroll or bike ride, or simply a family picnic. The Rustington Golf Centre is just a 3-minute drive away and features an extensive driving range, an 18 hole course and a 9 hole par 3 course for the family. Ham Manor Golf Club is also adjacent to the village.