RSPB Pagham Harbour near Chichester

Giving nature a home

The big, sheltered inlet at the heart of the reserve fills and empties with each tide, with wild ducks, geese and wading birds flighting to and fro. With a wealth of wildlife, beautiful landscapes, and a rich historical heritage, it is a great place to get away from it all.

There is something of interest all year round. Resident species include little egrets, ringed plovers and lapwings. In spring and autumn, all sorts of migrant birds pass through. In the
summer, lapwings and little terns breed, and butterflies flit along the hedgerows, dragonflies patrol the ponds, and lizards bask in the sun.

Autumn and winter brings a waterbird spectacle, with up to 20,000 ducks, geese and waders feeding and roosting across the reserve, including large numbers of brent geese and pintails. There is a small Visitor Centre with car park and toilets, and picturesque walks around the harbour edge to the sea.

Events are run year round - visit the website for our listings.


RSPB members event concessions

Free Attraction


Wheelchair friendly

Partly - Call to check


  • Street Address: Visitor Centre, Selsey Road
  • City: Siddlesham
  • County: West Sussex


  • Telephone: 01243 641508
  • E-Mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


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