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Shoreham Fort, Forthaven

Shoreham Fort, Forthaven, Shoreham-by-Sea, West Sussex BN43 5HY View on map

Redoubt built in 1857 as one of three prototypes for the later Palmerston folly forts around Portsmouth. Comprises gun emplacements on a terreplein protected by a defence ditch equipped with a Carnot wall and caponiers. The main barrack block to the north side was demolished in the 1959 but the foundations are currently being excavated with a view to future restoration.


Opening Arrangements

Unsecured site, access available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.


Situated on the eastern end of Old Fort Road accessed from Harbour Way, Shoreham beach. Rail: Shoreham-by-Sea (approximately 1 mile on foot).

Parking Spaces


Public car park (pay and display).

Disabled Access

  • Wheelchair access: Partial
  • Disabled Toilets: Yes
  • Assistance dogs: Yes