Pagham Nature Reserve is managed by West Sussex County Council in partnership with local landowners and community groups. Pagham Harbour Local Nature Reserve is an internationally important site for nature conservation, featuring plant and animal habitats of global rarity. The Reserve covers 1500 acres, about half of which is salt marsh and mudflats, while the rest comprises farmland, copses, lagoons, reed beds and shingle beaches.
Bird Watching and Wildlife
Pagham Harbour is an internationally important site for birds and wildlife. The main attraction of the Reserve is the bird-watching opportunities. Pagham Nature Reserve provides a home for waders and wildfowl in the autumn and winter. Brent Geese arrive in large numbers between September and January and during the summer months migrants include wheatears, sandwich terns, sand martins and chiffchaffs.
Scenic Walks in Natural Surroundings
Pagham harbour is a place not only to view wildlife but also to take in nature and what is has to offer by walking along the many paths available to take in the natural beauty of this area.
Access to the car park on the eastern side is provided by Harbour Road which is PLEASE NOTE in NEED OF REPAIR. Please understand that this road (observed August 2009) has many pot holes and is VERY uneven. Having said all that, when you get to car park you will find a place of peace and quiet where you can take in the natural surroundings of this unique area.