West Wittering Beach

West Wittering is a large and unspoilt sandy beach with excellent views of Chichester harbour and the South Downs.

Good facilities, extensive grasslands and tidal pools make this a popular choice for families. There is a seasonal lifeguard service which runs from mid-May to mid-September.

Kite surfing and windsurfing, beach huts and internationally recognised wildlife and birdlife.

Type of beach


Lifeguard service


Dogs friendly beach?

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

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  • Diving & snorkelling
  • Kite surfing
  • Swimming/bathing
  • Surfing
  • Wind surfing


  • Shower

Nearest town



PO20 8AU

OS grid ref.

SZ 7691 9794

Water quality

Water quality star rating


Blue Flag AwardMarine Conservation Society Recommended

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