A historic seaside town, famous for its crab fishery, Selsey is located at the southernmost point of West Sussex. Much of the town centre is compsed of old Georgian houses. Even older is Sessions House, a medieval building later used as a court by the Lord of Selsey Manor.
Another local landmark is Selsey Windmill, a restored 19th century mill of red brick, which operated from 1820 to the 1920s. Like many Sussex towns, Selsey has a history as a centre for smuggling, especially around the East Beach area.