Unusually, the harbour is situated at the heart of the town and is in close walking distance to the High Street shops and services. For the more adventurous there are fishing trips, diving, sailing and ferry services linking the east and west bank and the town of Arundel.
There are activities suitable for all ages and physical abilities around the harbour. The harbour walkway on the east bank is accessible to everyone, gives excellent views of the river and links with the promenade along the East Beach. A boardwalk in front of the West Beach Cafe provides access to the top of the beach for wheelchair users.