The vegetated shingle beach at Shoreham Beach in West Sussex is a rare habitat with good diversity of plants and animals which can survive in the salty winds and with a scarcity of fresh water. It is a protected nature reserve, there is now a boardwalk which protects the fragile vegetation from trampling. The Friends of Shoreham Beach are active in keeping the litter under control and monitoring the beach environment.
Worthing is along the coast to the west, and offshore, the turbine blades of Rampion Wind Farm are now turning but no sound is heard on shore. At night, their red lights are a warning to navigation.