A quiet coastal village located to the east of the main Town, Bognor Regis and within the county of West Sussex, South East England. The Postcodes all start with PO21.
Pagham apparently originated from the settlement of a tribal leader named ‘Paega’ and dates back 3,500 years to the Bronze Age.
During 46 AD, the Romans came through the area and Pagham Harbour was a primary seaport for Southern England. From the 5th century, the Saxons were in the area.
Pagham Church is first mentioned in the Domesday Book however, St. Thomas à Becket, was built around 1206.
During the second world war, the coastline also had a part to play – the Mulberry Harbour Project. One of the 6000-ton caissons can still be seen at low tide.
The charming Shopping Parade offers a selection of amenities which include a Doctor’s Surgery, Chemist, News Agents, Dental Practice, Co-Operative Food Store, Barbers, Take Away Shops, Car Service Garage and many more. Leading towards the beach there is a popular Café, authentic Amusements Arcade, Beach Shop and Ice Cream Stall.
Pagham doesn’t have a specific High Street as it’s a small Village, however, the Parade offers plenty of amenities and the nearest High Streets are located at Bognor Regis Town Centre or Chichester City Centre.
Pagham is famous for its quirky Railway Carriages which were formerly used as Holiday Homes. Many have now been converted into permanent residences or rebuilt into Bungalows. There is a selection of popular Bungalows located on East Front Road, West Front Road, Harbour Road and Lagoon Road which offer stunning views over the Coast, Harbour and Nature Reserve, housing a variety of wildlife.
Other properties include Scandinavian style which can be found in and around the road off Swan Dene and Conway Drive, they date back to the 1960s. Traditional Houses, Bungalows and Flats are also within the area. Pagham Road and Church Lane offer more historic properties and some even date back to 1626.
The 600 Bus Service runs through Pagham regularly and provides links from Elmer through to Chichester City Centre. The nearest Train Station is Bognor Regis, which is approximately 4.3 miles East and a 13-minute car journey. Chichester is slightly further at approximately 6.6 miles North and 15-minutes by car but could be more during busy times. From both stations, there are direct transport links to London Victoria and Gatwick airport.
There aren’t any schools in Pagham, the nearest Pre Schools are located in Nyetimber and Rose Green offer Infant and Junior Schools, approximately 1.7 miles away.
What we love about Pagham
We love the atmosphere our wonderful locals create, it is such a wonderful Village to live in! Pagham is a popular area for holidaymakers and retirees, and everyone is so friendly and happy. There is also an abundance of wildlife, and it offers a rural lifestyle to those who want it. There are lovely nature walks as well as rich heritage.