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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.
From May to September, dogs are excluded from the main swimming beach.
- Water Quality
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.
7-day Weather Forecast
Light rain today through Friday, with temperatures rising to 15°C on Thursday.Mostly cloudy throughout the day.Today's Forecast
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7:25 am 4:15 pmMostly cloudy throughout the day.Sunday, Nov 19th
5->943% 74% 5 mph
7:27 am 4:13 pmMostly cloudy throughout the day.Monday, Nov 20th
10->1440% 87% 17 mph
7:28 am 4:12 pmOvercast throughout the day.Tuesday, Nov 21st
9->1340% 88% 12 mph
7:30 am 4:11 pmOvercast throughout the day and windy starting in the afternoon.Wednesday, Nov 22nd
12->1441% 97% 24 mph
7:31 am 4:10 pmDangerously windy and mostly cloudy throughout the day.Thursday, Nov 23rd
12->1558% 78% 31 mph
7:33 am 4:09 pmOvercast throughout the day and breezy overnight.Friday, Nov 24th
10->1355% 94% 19 mph
7:35 am 4:08 pmClear throughout the day.Saturday, Nov 25th
7->1016% 9% 16 mph
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