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Visit our east beach pond a haven for wildlife and take a stroll around this haven, a great place to walk your children or dog. Maybe sit a while with a nice cup of tea from the refreshment bar. Walk along the promonade and see the moored boats or visit the lifeboat house.Play or sit on the beach. with so many options the time just runs out and you will wish to come again

Welcome to Selsey

Welcome To Selsey If you are a first time visitor or a returning visitor, welcome to what we think is one of the best quiet corners of the world.We have sun, sea, walks, fishing, diving and many other attractions here.Whilst you are in the area, please make sure you give everything a try. Another major benefit of visiting Selsey is the dark sky. If you live in a large town the sky at night is black. Here in Selsey it is anything but black. Just take the time to gaze upwards on a clear night and be amazed at what you can see. Many of the street lights are turned off at midnight to make the experience even better. We have award winning public parks and natural open spaces. Manor Green Park, Selsey Common and East Beach Pond are all there for your enjoyment.We have clean beaches,so swimming in the sea is another enjoyable activity we host here.Just take care and stay close to the shore and enjoy yourself.Although we have a lifeboat,we don’t want it to be called out to you. The lifeboat house,museum and shop are open to the public so you can get up-close and personal with an amazing boat and see the good work the various boats and dedicated crews have done and continue to do. Our Beaches are a place of joy and fun most of the year provided a few precautions are taken by all who use them Our coastal paths are a great place for walking and cycling Another major benefit of visiting Selsey is the dark sky. If you live in a large town the sky at night is black. Here in Selsey it is anything but black.Just take the time to gaze upwards on a clear night and be amazed at what you can see.That's why Patrick Moore lived here in Selsey Many of the street lights are turned off at midnight to make the experience even better. Although the name Selsey Bill is not particularly old, the area has been well known to sailors from the earliest times.There have been many wrecks off Selsey Bill over the years; probably one of the first recorded was Saint who when appointed Archbishop of York went to Compiègne in France, to be consecrated. On his journey back home, in c.666, he was shipwrecked off Selsey Bill and was nearly killed by the heathen inhabitants.The annals for 896 record a sea and beach battle, involving a fleet of Viking ships against those of Alfred the Great's newly founded navy.[12][13] Three of the Danish vessels tried to escape, but two were grounded on, it is believed, Selsey Bill.

The crews were captured and sent to Winchester where they were hanged by orders of Alfred.In the 18th century, members of a notorious "Hawkhurst Gang"smuggling gang were captured and tried for the brutal murder of a supposed informant and a customs official, Chater and Galley14] Seven were condemned to death at the assizes held at Chichester in 1749 and, after they had been executed at the Broyle, Chichester, two of them were subsequently hung in chains at Selsey Bill, a Yeakel and Gardner map has a Gibbet Field marked on it where it is believed the smugglers hung. Since 1861, there has been a lifeboat station to the east of Selsey Bill, and there is a system of beacons that warns sailors of the treacherous Owers and Mixon rocks. The Mixon rock was formerly quarried, initially during the Roman occupation and then was to become an important building stone in the late Saxon period. It's quarrying continued after the Norman conquest and was still being used until the early 19th century. The quarrying finally ceased after an Admiralty prohibition order in 1827.

 
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Whether you're planning a day out at the seaside, enjoying our award winning beaches and excellent sunshine record or a relaxing short break exploring the pennisular and the South Downs. Visit Selsey will help you find all you need for the perfect stay, from hotels to restaurants, shops, and attractions to keep the kids amused, as well as great things to do for grown ups

As a holiday resort, Selsey has something for everyone! with over 150,450 visitors per year