West Beach, SZ845929; 50° 43.85N, 0° 48.35W, lies within the Selsey Bill and Hounds rMCZ (see Seasearch and IFCA) and consists of an upper shore of shingle backed by a low cliff (with paleolithic remains) leading to sand with exposures of clay, the Brackelsham Beds (see also Collecting British Fossils).
These show as low humps with various amounts of animals and algae covering them. Holes bored by piddocks are present. The sand in the surrounding area has occasional algae, hydroids, anemones and worms visible.
Species found include: