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For the Ham class minesweeper, see HMS Pagham.
Pagham is located in West Sussex
 Pagham shown within West Sussex
Area  9.88 km2 (3.81 sq mi)
Population 5,941 (Civil Parish)[1]
   – density  601/km2 (1,560/sq mi)
OS grid reference SZ886975
   – London  57 miles (92 km) NNE 
Civil parish Pagham
District Arun
Shire county West Sussex
Region South East
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Postcode district PO21
Dialling code 01243
Police Sussex
Fire West Sussex
Ambulance South East Coast
EU Parliament South East England
UK Parliament Bognor Regis and Littlehampton
List of places
West Sussex

Coordinates: 50°46′15″N 0°44′41″W / 50.77083°N 0.74479°W / 50.77083; -0.74479

Pagham Beach

Pagham is a semi-rural, semi-urban coastal village and civil parish in the Arun district of West Sussex, England, with a population of around 6,100.


The village can be divided into three contiguous neighbourhoods (merging seamlessly as one clustered village):

  • Pagham Beach, coastal area, developed in the early 20th Century,
  • Pagham, the original 13th Century village
  • Nyetimber, originally a separate village but has now been subsumed as part of a Local Authority rationalisation and the growth of the area.

Buildings and facilities[edit]

Many of the original Pagham Beach dwellings are bungalows constructed from old railway carriages - most of these have been later rebuilt using sturdier construction methods.

The Church of St. Thomas a'Becket is considered[by whom?] to be one of the finest of its type[citation needed] in England.

Pagham is home to ale and beer pubs 'The Lamb', 'The Lion' and 'The Bear' as well as the popular 'Inglenook Hotel' which is a favourite stop off point for many during visits to events at Goodwood Circuit and races.


The Site of Special Scientific Interest known as Pagham Harbour to the south-west of almost one quarter of the area falls partly within the parish.[2] The harbour and surrounding land is of national importance for both flora and fauna. The shingle spit is of geological interest.

A Phoenix type Mulberry Harbour is visible in the bay at low tides.

Sport and leisure[edit]

Pagham has a Non-League football club Pagham F.C. who play at Nyetimber Lane. The village has a cricket team, who play at the cricket ground at Nyetimber Lane. Sussex County Cricket Club played two first-class matches there in the 1970s.[3]

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