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Place Category: Beaches
West Wittering beach overlooks the Solent and Chichester Harbour and has the South Downs as a beautiful backdrop.
This is an excellent family destination with a sandy beach and large grassy area for parking and sunbathing. There are tidal pools which are ideal for children to explore and go crabbing in. Although it is mostly a sandy beach there are patches of shingle and some sand dunes.
Back in the 1950s this area of beach and grassland was purchased by locals to protect it from developers. At low tide the ocean runs out giving you about a quarter of a mile of sand backed by some amazing dunes and grassland.
This beach is popular with windsurfers and kite surfers, while shallow lagoons are left on extensive sandy flats at low tide. The whole area is internationally recognised for its wildlife, birds and unique beauty.
Facilities include toilets, cafe, restaurant, beach huts, deckchair hire, surfboard hire, pay parking and lifeguards in summer months.
West Wittering Beach is a Blue Flag Beach.
From May to September, dogs are excluded from the main swimming beach.
West Wittering Beach Weather Forecast
Light rain today through Sunday, with temperatures bottoming out at 19°C on Saturday.Rain until afternoon.Today's Forecast
17->2064% 67% 16 mph
5:55 am 8:22 pmMostly cloudy in the morning and breezy starting in the evening.Friday, Aug 18th
15->1914% 43% 17 mph
5:57 am 8:20 pmMostly cloudy starting in the evening.Saturday, Aug 19th
14->191% 21% 16 mph
5:58 am 8:18 pmMostly cloudy throughout the day.Sunday, Aug 20th
14->199% 85% 10 mph
6:00 am 8:16 pmMostly cloudy throughout the day.Monday, Aug 21st
17->200% 63% 15 mph
6:01 am 8:14 pmPartly cloudy starting in the afternoon, continuing until evening.Tuesday, Aug 22nd
15->200% 23% 14 mph
6:03 am 8:12 pmMostly cloudy starting in the afternoon, continuing until evening.Wednesday, Aug 23rd
13->200% 17% 10 mph
6:05 am 8:10 pmPartly cloudy starting in the afternoon, continuing until evening.Thursday, Aug 24th
13->200% 15% 6 mph
6:06 am 8:08 pm
West Wittering Beach Tide Times
West Wittering Beach Water quality
Samples are taken at regular intervals during the bathing season and at the end of the season the water quality is classified as:
- Excellent: the highest classification meaning the water is cleanest
- Good: generally good water quality
- Sufficient: meets minimum standards
- Poor: You are advised not to swim. The beach will stay open and an action plan should be in place to improve the water quality.
Photos from around the surrounding area