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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 7-day Weather Forecast
Light rain throughout the week, with temperatures rising to 20°C on Wednesday.Light rain starting in the afternoon, continuing until evening.Today's Forecast
13->1858% 68% 10 mph
6:49 am 7:06 pmMostly cloudy starting in the afternoon.Friday, Sep 22nd
9->183% 28% 7 mph
6:51 am 7:04 pmMostly cloudy throughout the day.Saturday, Sep 23rd
14->190% 94% 10 mph
6:52 am 7:01 pmMostly cloudy throughout the day.Sunday, Sep 24th
14->200% 46% 14 mph
6:54 am 6:59 pmLight rain in the morning and evening.Monday, Sep 25th
15->2024% 89% 12 mph
6:55 am 6:57 pmPartly cloudy until evening.Tuesday, Sep 26th
13->2020% 26% 8 mph
6:57 am 6:55 pmLight rain overnight.Wednesday, Sep 27th
13->209% 79% 8 mph
6:58 am 6:52 pmOvercast throughout the day.Thursday, Sep 28th
14->2031% 99% 13 mph
7:00 am 6:50 pm
West Wittering Beach Tide Times
West Wittering Beach Bathing Water QualityWater 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