Moving to Littlehampton: A guide to living and working in Littlehampton

Littlehampton is a vibrant town situated on the stunning South Coast. It is considered a wonderful town to live in and move to, since the two award-winning beaches, the beautiful River Arun and large seafront green, are appealing to individuals, couples and families.

It’s a seaside town with lots to see and do, plentiful character and much to explore, especially considering it dates back to prehistoric and Roman times. The area was owned, at one point, by the Earls of Arundel but it was developed from a small fishing community into a port to combat the narrowness of the river Arun.

With a dynamic range of contemporary architecture married with traditional, classic English seaside culture, Littlehampton is a fantastic place for anyone looking to move to the coast. With great housing prices, both in the renting and buying markets, good schools and a host of water sports and local activities to get involved in, Littlehampton might just become the home you were looking for.

Property Sale and Rental Prices

Buying a house in Littlehampton

According to RightMove, during 2017 the overall average sale price of a house in Littlehampton was around £306,738. Of those houses, the majority type sold were detached (with an average price of £462,221) followed by terraced houses (sold on average for £253,765) and semi-detached properties, which sold for an average price of £293,285.

(Graph taken from for Jan 2017 – Jan 2018.)

With an overall average of sold house prices at £306,738, Littlehampton was considered cheaper than the nearby areas of Rustington with properties selling there for around £342,413), Angmering-On-Sea with properties selling for an average of £522,750, and East Preston with average property prices of £417,827.

(Data taken from for Jan 2017 – Jan 2018)

During last year, prices for houses in Littlehampton were 4% up on the previous year and 14% up on 2015 when the average house price was £268,726.

Littlehampton house prices in 2024

Between March 2023 and February 2024, houses in Littlehampton sold for an average of £407,257, with detached houses being the most expensive for an average of £634,500. Terraced properties offer a comfortable option at around £320,000, while flats provide a more affordable entry point at an average of £210,000.

Overall, prices stayed roughly the same compared to the previous year, but they were 4% higher than the peak of £391k reached in 2021.

Renting a house in Littlehampton

The rental market in Littlehampton is fairly small, with only 45 properties available as of February 2024, according to Of these, most were houses (average rent £1,495), with about half as many flats (average rent £924) available as houses. There is a fairly even split between one, two and three-bedroom properties.

For local agents, try Graham Butt, Glyn-Jones, or Leaders.

Moving to Littlehampton

Moving to a new house can be a stressful experience, especially if you’re relocating to a completely new area or a different part of the UK. That’s why we want to help you make your move simpler.

If your moving dates don’t quite match up during your move to Littlehampton, or furniture is being delivered before you’re able to find space for it, why not consider self-storage? Titan Storage offer a wide range of storage units with flexible rental periods and 24/7 access, so that you can use them when you want, for as long as you want,

Whether you’re conducting your move using your own van, there are many different companies located in and around Littlehampton who would be happy to lend a hand.

If you’re living locally and looking to either hire your own van to conduct your move, are renting a van, or would prefer to have someone else move your possessions, try Practical Car & Van Rental. Based in the heart of Littlehampton, Practical offers a large commercial fleet of vans to choose from, whatever size van you need. Apple Van Hire is also a good option; based in Littlehampton and Worthing, this service will provide you with a van fit for your specific requirements.

Another option would be to hire a man in a van – this enables you to hire not only an appropriately sized van for your move, but also a couple of pairs of helping hands for the day of your move. If you need a bigger van or even a lorry to transport your furniture when moving to a new home, a removal company such as Movefast, would be most appropriate.

Find out more about which van size would be best for your possessions and furniture in our blog.

littlehampton Harbour

Transport links in Littlehampton

Littlehampton’s location along the coast and its proximity to larger towns make it a convenient place to call home, with easy access to its surrounding areas.

Littlehampton by Car

Littlehampton is well-connected for car drivers, as the A27 provides easy access to Worthing, Brighton and Portsmouth, while the A259 connects Littlehampton to historic Chichester. The south coast provides beautiful drives year-round.

Littlehampton by Bus

Stagecoach operates regular bus services within Littlehampton and to surrounding towns and villages. This budget-friendly option is ideal for not only getting around Littlehampton but also for exploring the area, running routes to Arundel, Bognor Regis and Chichester.

Littlehampton by Rail

Littlehampton Train Station has direct links to London Victoria, taking a little over 90 minutes. Regular services also connect the town to Brighton Portsmouth and Southampton, making it a great base for exploring the south coast.

Additional Ways to Explore Littlehampton

Littlehampton’s flat terrain lends itself nicely to cyclists and has a network of cycle paths and quiet roads for stress-free cycling.

This fun and unique ferry operates between both sides of Littlehampton Harbour. Passengers can reach East Beach via the ferry, providing access to nature reserves and quiet spots away from the bustling town centre.

Transport to London

Travel into the capital is very easy from Littlehampton, with either an approximately 90-minute train into London Victoria, a 2-hour drive or a 3-hour coach.

Transport to Airports

The nearest airport is Shoreham Airport, although this is generally limited to private charter flights within the UK and limited international destinations. For major international travel, London Gatwick Airport is the best option, located about 40 miles northeast of Littlehampton.

What does Littlehampton offer?

There are many different activities and places to explore in Littlehampton, a town renowned for it’s status as a seaside resort and pleasure harbour.

With two gorgeous beaches to choose from, and the picturesque River Arun, you’ll find a whole host of water sport opportunities at your fingertips. From kite surfing to paddle boarding, and many more in between, the new café and water sports venue will be the perfect day out for the family.

If water sports aren’t your thing, don’t worry. Over the years, Littlehampton has developed a wonderful town centre, full of a variety of vendors. Whether you’re looking for high street brands and fashions or unique, independent shops, you’ll find everything you’re looking for.

We can’t forget to include the Littlehampton Museum, the perfect place to visit if you’d like to discover more of the history of the town. With a collection of displays that offer fascinating insight into the town, and a variety of exciting galleries, visiting the Museum will be a day well spent.

For those moving to Littlehampton with small children, or the possibility of small children, you’ll be pleased to know that it is a great area for local schools.  There is one secondary school – The Littlehampton Academy. Additionally, there are five different primary schools to choose from which were developed in 2011 to replace the existing primary school provision in the town.

Shopping in Littlehampton

Littlehampton’s town centre is full of high street favourites and independent boutiques, sure to provide everything you need including a range of thriving cafés and restaurants. The riverside is another vibrant hub for shopping and dining where you can indulge in fresh and mouth-watering seafood. A bustling market comes to Littlehampton every Friday, bringing with it fresh food and flowers as well as clothing, gifts, hardware and more.

For groceries and other everyday essentials, there are several large supermarkets conveniently located on the outskirts of Littlehampton. These supermarkets also offer a variety of household essentials and clothing options, making them a convenient one-stop shop for many residents.

Working in Littlehampton

Whether you work from home, are based in Littlehampton to work, or are commuting out of Littlehampton to Portsmouth, Southampton or Brighton, working in and around Littlehampton couldn’t be easier.

With regular train connections from Littlehampton train station, the journey to Portsmouth will take just under an hour if you’re coming into the central station of Portsmouth and Southsea. For Portsmouth Harbour, you should expect train times to be slightly longer – around an hour – since you will have to change at Barnham.

For Brighton, the journey is very simple with only one change at Hove and a total journey time of 45mins – 53 mins. Southampton’s journey is the longest out of the three, with a journey length of up to two hours, depending on which train you get, and a required change at Barham again.

If you work in Littlehampton, and find yourself in need of a meeting room, why not hire one of the ones that we offer at Titan Storage? Our meeting rooms come complete with Wi-Fi and coffee making facilities, giving you everything you need to conduct a professional meeting.

Local amenities and clubs

Littlehampton has a lot of offer to those looking to move into the area. We’ve listed a few local companies you won’t want to forget about.

The Littlehampton Yacht Club

The Littlehampton Ferry







What is the average age in Littlehampton?

Census data reveals there are more people aged 50-59 (2.8k) than any other age group, followed by 2.4k 60-69 year olds and 2.3k 30-39 year olds.

What is the population size of Littlehampton?

A small town, Littlehampton has just over 19,000 residents according to the 2021 census.