Where to scatter ashes in Chichester

Scatter your loved one’s ashes at a meaningful place in Chichester.

Stand at your loved one’s favourite spot on Chichester Harbour, walk through the hills at South Downs National Park, or across Elmer Beach and scatter your loved one’s ashes at a place that was special to them.

Scattering ashes in Chichester

For many people, scattering ashes is a deeply personal moment. It can be a really meaningful way to say goodbye and it’s important to take time to plan ahead and ensure you choose the right location for you and your loved one.

While some people choose to keep ashes at home in an urn, many people scatter ashes around natural beauty spots, usually places that have special memories attached to them. 

Scattering ashes is a great way of honouring your loved ones and in the UK people are generally allowed to scatter ashes anywhere. This can be along a river, in the sea, under a tree, at the beach or even on private land.

To scatter ashes in the sea or in a river then you do not need to have permission but there are some guidelines to follow and it’s recommended you seek advice from the environmental agency. For places inland it’s generally safe, but there are guidelines in place to protect nature and permission may need to be granted from the landowner. 

Chichester is home to and surrounded by countless beautiful places, meaning there are many places for you to scatter your loved one’s ashes from Elmer Beach to Chichester Harbour. 

Find your funeral director in Chichester who will help you arrange a cremation and give you ideas of a meaningful place to scatter your loved one’s ashes.  

How long after a cremation do you get the ashes?

It takes between one and two weeks to receive the ashes after a cremation. With direct cremation, these are usually hand-delivered to you in a temporary urn. 

But if you arrange a traditional cremation with a funeral director on the high street, you may need to collect the ashes from the crematorium or funeral home. Find out how long it takes to get cremation ashes.

Chichester Harbour 

Chichester Harbour, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, sits on the coast of Southern England and has fantastic views from its narrow mouth to the sea. It is home to thousands of birds and is a popular destination with both tourists and locals. If your loved one enjoyed afternoons spent by the harbour or worked there throughout their life, it would be a fitting place to scatter their ashes. 

You could stand at the edge of the harbour and scatter your loved one’s ashes into the water. Or, you could scatter their ashes at a part of the harbour they spent a lot of time or enjoyed. Although the harbour can be quite busy, there are plenty of quiet spots you can take advantage of if you want some privacy or a quiet moment of reflection. 

Alternatively, you could take a boat out of the harbour and scatter your loved one’s ashes in the sea if you wish. You will need the permission of the boat owner to do this, but many captains will stop the boat and allow you to say a few words and scatter the ashes. Contact the boat company ahead of time to discuss details including the price and numbers of people attending.

The harbour has plenty of opportunities for you to scatter your loved one’s ashes in a way that is right for you. 

South Downs National Park

South Downs National Park is an area full of exciting wildlife and wonderful views. Made up of grasslands, rolling hills, and national trails, it's a lovely place to scatter your loved one’s ashes, especially if they enjoyed nature or spent many afternoons here.

Why not walk along one of their favourite routes, stop and gaze at their favourite view, or take a stroll near the chalk grassland and scatter your loved one’s ashes in a space that was special to them? There are plenty to choose from at the National Park. You could invite your friends and family to say a few words and celebrate your loved one’s life. 

The park is large enough to find plenty of quiet spaces for privacy and reflection too if you wish, so you won’t need to worry about being interrupted. 

Elmer Beach 

Elmer Beach is known for its sandy beaches and low tide. The beach is full of rock pools and islands with plenty of places for exploring shells, shrimps, and crabs. If your loved one enjoyed time at this beach, then it's the perfect place to scatter their ashes. 

You can walk along the beach with friends and family, sharing memories of your loved ones and scatter their ashes in a place that they loved. The beach is large enough to provide you with some privacy and a quiet moment of reflection if needed. You can say a few words about your loved ones and scatter their ashes at an area they enjoyed and loved. 

Arrange a direct cremation with Farewill

We can help you organise a cremation service that's right for you. We'll help transport your loved one, handle all the paperwork and hand-deliver your loved one’s ashes to you.

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