Look out for jellyfish in the water over the lock. We saw lots on our visit (May).
Discover wonderful Chichester Marina - one of the largest in the country on this interesting and varied walking and cycling route that is suitable for the whole family.
* Admire the boats in the marina
* Learn how a lock works, by watching the boats leaving and entering the
* Discover the tiny village of Dell Quay and stop for lunch at a pub with
great harbour views
* Walk along the shoreline at low-tide - climb fallen trees and look for
* Swing on the rope swing overlooking the sea
* Spot Reed Buntings and Reed Warblers from the bird hide
Chichester Marina, Birdham, Chichester, PO20 7EJ (postcode is approx.)
Free visitors’ car park.
3.8 miles (6.2 km)
The figure-of-eight route shown in red on the map can be undertaken on foot and is also suitable for pushchairs (in the dry, summer months). The route is generally unsuitable for wheelchairs, due to bumpy terrain and a narrow bridge part-way along the path which runs adjacent to the Chichester Chanel. At low tide, it is possible to walk along the shoreline. This can only be undertaken on foot, due to the pebbly beach.
The route shown in blue on the map is surfaced and is suitable for bikes and pushchairs. It may also be a better option during the wet winter months, when parts of the red route can become muddy.
There is a gift shop selling ice-creams at the marina, as well as a popular cafe with indoor and outdoor seating. The pub at Dell Quay can get very busy. On sunny days we advise getting there early to grab a table overlooking the quay.