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West Wittering Beach

Chichester, West Sussex

West Wittering is a natural uncommercialised sandy beach. The extensive areas of mown grass are perfect for picnics, barbeques and games. The area is internationally recognised for its wild natural beauty and wildlife.

Beach Type

Sand

Facilities

Toilets and showers are available
Including disabled facilities and baby changing
There is also a first aid post and a lost child centre
Kiosks and a cafe are situated on the site
Deckchairs
Sunloungers and windbreaks can be hired on the beach

Activities

Swimming
Surfing
Windsurfing
Kite flying
Snorkelling in zoned areas
Surfboards are available to hire
Windsurfing and kite surfing members only April - October

Nature and Wildlife

The adjacent beach. East Head. is an outstanding example of a natural coastal feature. excellent for wildlife including migratory birds and rare coastal plants. Seals are occasionally sighted in Chichester harbour.

Water Quality

Excellent

Lifeguard

Yes

Cleaning and Litter

The beach is manually cleaned by estate staff on a daily basis in the summer.

Dogs

Bins are provided and dog free zones are in place from May to September. Dog bins are available all year round.

Awards and Recommendations

Blue Flag Beach
Marine Conservation Society Recommended

Tourist Information

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

Location

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.

Access

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.

Parking

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