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West Wittering - East Head Beach

Chichester, West Sussex

East Head is a sand dune spit, situated at the western end of West wittering on the entrance to Chichester Harbour. It is an Site of Special Scientific Interest) and a Ramsar site (a wetland site of international importance).

Beach Type



Shops cafes etc

Can be found in West Wittering

Nature and Wildlife

East Head is a popular site for bird watchers especially during the winter months when the whole area is teeming with over-wintering migrants. The sand dunes and the salt marsh are rare habitats that are home to a wide range of specialised coastal flora a

Water Quality

Not Tested




Dog restrictions apply.

Tourist Information

Chichester Tourist Information Centre. 29a South Street. Chichester. West Sussex. PO19 1AH. Tel: 01243 539434


Nearest town: Chichester
County: West Sussex
Latitude/Longitude: 50.7759, -0.910635
Postcode: PO20 8AU
(postcode is for sat-nav purposes only, and may not represent the actual address of the beach)

Explore more of the area around Chichester, West Sussex at Explore Britain.


From the A27 take the A286 south for four miles. From mini-roundabout follow the brown tourist signs to the beach.

Public Transport

The number 52 bus runs past the beach at 10 minutes past and 20 minutes to the hour. The nearest train station is at Chichester.

Nearest Railway Stations

Southbourne (Approx. 5 miles away)
Bosham (Approx. 5 miles away)
Emsworth (Approx. 5 miles away)
Nutbourne (Approx. 5 miles away)
Warblington (Approx. 6 miles away)

Important! Distances are as the crow (or seagull) flies. Road distances may be considerably longer, especially at estuary locations.


5000 pay spaces are available. There are disabled spaces.

Nearby Car Parks

West Strand, West Wittering (Unknown stay).
About 0.1 miles away
Marine Drive, East Wittering (Unknown stay).
About 1.6 miles away
Northern Crescent, East Wittering (Unknown stay).
About 1.7 miles away
Wheatlands Avenue, Hayling Island (Unknown stay).
About 1.8 miles away
The Nab (Beachlands), Hayling Island (Unknown stay).
About 1.8 miles away
Bracklesham Bay, Bracklesham Bay (Unknown stay).
About 2.4 miles away
Eastoke (Beachlands), Hayling Island (Unknown stay).
About 2.5 miles away
The Street Shipyard, Itchenor (Unknown stay).
About 2.7 miles away
Bound Lane (Beachlands), Hayling Island (Unknown stay).
About 2.7 miles away
Church Road, West Thorney (Unknown stay).
About 2.7 miles away

Accomodation Links

Hotels and Guest Houses in Chichester