Explore the history of

Hero image collage containing ten images of Littlehampton from times gone by

Discover the secrets of Littlehampton

Littlehampton is a coastal town that is situated at the mouth of the River Arun. A small fishing settlement has been here since prehistoric and Roman times, being recorded in the Domesday Book as ‘Hantone’. Sometime between 1610 and 1695 the town changed its name include the prefix ‘Little’ to differentiate itself from Southampton.

Ozzie the owl standing on some books

Meet Ozzie the Owl

Follow Ozzie around the site for our fun, interactive quiz


Littlehampton Beaches & Rivers

Explore everything the beautiful beaches and rivers in Littlehampton have to offer.

Famous Faces of Littlehampton

Explore the famous faces of Littlehampton who have a connection to our beautiful seaside town. This includes authors, artists and actors.

You’re sure to recognise a few of these famous faces.

Meet the famous faces of Littlehampton
Ronnie Barker
Benjamin Gray
Ian Flemming
Stanley Augustus
Kitty O'Shea
John Constable
John Constable
Anita Roddick
General Henry Shrapnel