West Wittering Beach
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.
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West Wittering Beach Water Quality
- 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
Expect a temp in the range 4.4℃ to 5.2℃ with wind speed 8.6 m/sec (N)
Expect a temp in the range 0.5℃ to 2℃ with wind speed 4.5 m/sec (NNE)
Expect a temp in the range 2℃ to 3.5℃ with wind speed 2.8 m/sec (WNW)
Expect a temp in the range 7.9℃ to 8.7℃ with wind speed 7.2 m/sec (W)
Expect a temp in the range 4.1℃ to 7.2℃ with wind speed 3.9 m/sec (W)
Expect a temp in the range 5.4℃ to 6.6℃ with wind speed 8 m/sec (WNW)
Expect a temp in the range 4.9℃ to 6℃ with wind speed 6.9 m/sec (WNW)
Chichester weather forecast from Yr, delivered by the Norwegian Meteorological Institute and NRK
West Wittering Beach Tide Times
Tide times are available at around 600 locations and the closest location to West Wittering Beach is at CHICHESTER HARBOUR (ENTRANCE) 1.89 km (1.17 miles) away. Tides are displayed beneath for up to 7 days and we list both high and low water times along with the height.
High Tide at 03:26 (Height 4.78m)
Low Tide at 08:42 (Height 1.17m)
High Tide at 15:39 (Height 4.54m)
Low Tide at 21:10 (Height 1.15m)
High Tide at 04:12 (Height 4.58m)
Low Tide at 09:37 (Height 1.44m)
High Tide at 16:30 (Height 4.29m)
Low Tide at 22:07 (Height 1.46m)
High Tide at 05:01 (Height 4.33m)
Low Tide at 10:41 (Height 1.71m)
High Tide at 17:25 (Height 4.04m)
Low Tide at 23:12 (Height 1.75m)
High Tide at 05:56 (Height 4.10m)
Low Tide at 11:55 (Height 1.89m)
High Tide at 18:28 (Height 3.84m)
Low Tide at 00:25 (Height 1.94m)
High Tide at 07:01 (Height 3.94m)
Low Tide at 13:12 (Height 1.92m)
High Tide at 19:45 (Height 3.78m)
Low Tide at 01:40 (Height 1.97m)
High Tide at 08:14 (Height 3.93m)
Low Tide at 14:19 (Height 1.81m)
High Tide at 21:06 (Height 3.89m)
Low Tide at 02:39 (Height 1.87m)
High Tide at 09:21 (Height 4.06m)
Low Tide at 15:08 (Height 1.63m)
High Tide at 22:05 (Height 4.08m)
Contains ADMIRALTY® tidal data: © Crown Copyright and database right.
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