During the early 1900's various land owners made a deed of gift to Lancing Parish Council which contained certain covenants to be observed. This land is now known as Lancing Beach Green and was left to the residents of Lancing for recreational purposes.
In 2007, Lancing Parish Council made the following statement:
“We wish to make it clear, and absolute, that the land known as Lancing Beach Green has been, in the past, assigned to Lancing Parish Council either by bequest or conveyance through a series of title deeds covering the different areas of the Green. We can therefore confirm that it (the council] never has had any intention, and never would allow or permit the development of the land for building or housing purposes”.
This large recreational area can be used for major outside events in Lancing including, bank holiday markets, Fairs, musical events, and circuses. The current daily rate to hire Beach Green up to 31st March 2010 is £550 per day. Contact Lancing Parish Council for more details.
In more recent years, Beach Green has become very popular with Kite surfers. There is a large car park, and the vast expanse of green enables the surfers to prepare their kites before launching.
There are also toilets available and a Kiosk where you can purchase hot and cold drinks and snacks. A new Kiosk is planned to be built in the very near future and the proprietor will continue to operate out of the old Kiosk until the new one is finished so customers will not suffer any break of service.
Work on the Mermaid Cafe / Murphy’s bar has been halted while the developer seeks planning modifications.