Little Hampton beach is a small section of sand and water between Hampton Beach and Sandringham Dog Beach. Despite its small size it has much going for it as a spot to pop by.
Shallow depth in the water, adjoining barriers each side, and a playground closeby make this an ideal spot to bring the youngest and newest swimmers you know. This is especially so on a day with more windy conditions - for while others beaches along the coast like South Road Beach and Sandringham Beach may see their waves roll in at half a metre or more, this spot shall stay relatively shallow.
The Little Hampton playground with hopscotch, rock climbing and more.
As well as beach and playground itself the Hampton lifesaving club is just a short talk along the path offering an outdoor shower to rinse off all sandcastle building equipment before hopping into the car to head home, and bathrooms as necessary.
While this is a lovely spot to bring the family two words of gentle warning as wide to heed. As foot traffic can get very busy along the strip the neighbouring Hampton beach (with this wider expanse of sand and greater distance to the walking path) may be the better bet for young kids not yet accustomed to animals or parents concerned about an owner walking their dog off leash (which is illegal but does happen from time to time).
In turn, the water is lovely but as with all beaches it's best to keep kids to stay away from the barriers lest they come across some unfriendly marine life like a crab or stingray. Save for these two factors though the beach otherwise can be a good pick for those seeking a calm and fun seaside spot.