Chichester Harbour is one of the few remaining undeveloped coastal areas in southern England. Backed by the South Downs, the fingers of the estuary reach inland from the narrow harbour entrance, fringed by saltmarsh and wind-sculpted oaks. The Chichester Harbour Trust exists to ensure that the great beauty and tranquility of this special place continues to be enjoyed now and in the future.


The Chairman and Trustees of the Chichester Harbour Trust hosted a fundraising reception on 28th June at Bosham Sailing Club. The Chairman of the Trust, John Nelson, with a backdrop of the picturesque Bosham Channel, warned of increasingly serious challenges facing Chichester Harbour Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Over 150 supporters of the Trust attended the event including the Lord Lieutenants of West Sussex Susan Pyper, Lord Lieutenant of Hampshire Nigel Atkinson, Gillian Keegan MP, and Louise Goldsmith, Leader of West Sussex County Council. John Nelson outlined the immense pressure on the Harbour, particularly from development and new infrastructure. He cited as an example the

New website for Chichester Harbour Trust

Welcome to the new website for the Chichester Harbour Trust! There will be regular blog posts giving updates on our current campaigns, site updates and document uploads. We are also on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, so please follow us using the icon links above.

About us

Founded in 2002, the Chichester Harbour Trust is a registered charity dedicated to the protection of Chichester Harbour Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB). We believe the strongest method of protection is by direct control through ownership or long leases, and we strive to achieve this end. We now safeguard over 230 acres of land across 11 sites throughout the AONB, working in close partnership with Chichester Harbour Conservancy, the local authorities and the harbour community. Our Trustees (link coming soon) Our Annual Review 2018 Our Signed Accounts 2016/17   Registered charity number: 1096308 Company limited by guarantee number 04553653

Support Us

There are many ways to support the Chichester Harbour Trust. You can download a Standing Order form to make regular donations (link coming soon) Donations can be made online through our Justgiving page, or you can send a cheque or BACS payment. We welcome legacies – please contact us if you’d like to discuss how to help protect Chichester Harbour through your will.