East Wittering Beach

East Wittering Beach - West Sussex
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East Wittering beach is typical of many beaches along England’s south coast with its shelving shingle and wooden groynes. As the tide goes out expansive sand flats are revealed - the kind of sand that is perfect for building sand castles and ball games!

East Wittering is 2 miles from its more popular neighbour, West Wittering, and remains a good choice for those who prefer a quieter location.

The family-friendly beach is easy to access from Shore Road and Tamarisk Walk with multiple paths through the grass-covered dunes. Dogs are banned from the main beach in summer and there are no lifeguards. Most facilities can be found in the adjoining village including cafés, shops and pubs.

Sailing is popular from the beach and there may be flat water or light bumpy waves depending on the tide and wind direction. It is also good for beginner surfers with a low beach gradient and lack of hazards such as rips and rocks.

Type of beach


Lifeguard service


Dogs friendly beach?

Dogs are banned from certain areas of the beach from the end of May until September

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  • Kite surfing
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wind surfing


  • Pub nearby

Nearest town



PO20 8QR

OS grid ref.

SZ 7939 9685

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East Wittering Beach Reviews

Amazing beach

Grace Simpson
Jul 19th 2020

This beach is so good with constructive waves instead of destructive waves which is really nice for swimming and body boarding!

Jul 09th 2019

Though a stony beach it’s lovely for swimming and i enjoy visiting my sister in law and her husband. It has a nice friendly vibe with good shops and eateries.

Very flat/good for dogs on leads.

Jun 29th 2019

Have lived here many years ago,so quite nostalgic.
Always preferred places with interesting small villages.
Coves,small bays and rock formation,for me is a must.!
Overall twittering is nice for a change,but I would never holiday there.

What did we get wrong?