Pagham Harbour Nature Reserve


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Nature Reserves
Pagham


Title: Pagham Harbour Nature Reserve
Description: Best known for its birds with over 200 species seen each year, the nature reserve covers 1000 acres (400 hectares) and is one of the few undeveloped stretches of coastline in Sussex. Managed by West Sussex County Council the nature reserve also has a visitorís centre.

Address: Visitor Centre, Selsey Road, Sidlesham, West Sussex
Post Code: PO20 7NE

Further Information:
Best known for its birds with over 200 species seen each year, the nature reserve covers 1000 acres (400 hectares) and is one of the few undeveloped stretches of coastline in Sussex. Managed by West Sussex County Council, it is also home to over 340 species of flowering plants (including some national rarities), 280 species of moth and even 13 species of woodlice.

A harbour during the Middle Ages, storms in 1345 helped the sea break through the defences, flooding the area. A sea wall was built in the nineteenth century in order to create a harbour once more, but the sea broke through again in 1910; no attempts have been made since.

The nature reserve has adequate car parking and a visitor's centre.