Cafe will be open as normal during building work.
Please respect your environment and pick up your litter.
Contactless payments accepted.

Car park closes at 6pm.

Welcome to West Wittering Beach

Offering wonderful views of Chichester Harbour and the South Downs beyond, the natural and unspoilt sandy beach of West Wittering has been a favourite destination for a family day out for generations.  The highest water quality and excellent facilities have made it one of the premier Blue Flag beaches in the country. Click here to read more about the bathing water quality.


The extensive acres of neatly mown grass close to the beach are perfect for parking, and picnics.  The sea is popular with wind 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.


Our trained and dedicated staff endeavour to maintain and protect this special environment, and to provide a warm welcome to all our visitors whether here for a carefree traditional bucket and spade day in summer, or a brisk winter walk.

Opening Times

WINTER 07:00 - 18:00 10:00 - 16:00 Fri/Sat/Sun and school holidays (closed Christmas Day)
SUMMER 06:30 - 20:30 09:00 - 17:00

* All vehicles must leave the car park by closing time when the gate is locked. Click for full Terms & Conditions

** In extreme weather the manager is authorised to close the cafe before the times listed above.

Parking Charges

(charges are the daily rate)

Contact-less payments now accepted.

(1st November - 31st March)
OPEN - 15:00 £2.00 £3.50
15:00 - 17:00 £2.00 £2.50
17:00 - CLOSE £2.00 £2.50
(April & October)
OPEN - 15:00 £4.50 £7.00
15:00 - 17:00 £3.00 £4.00
17:00 - CLOSE £3.00 £4.00
(1st May - September 30th)
OPEN - 15:00 £7.00 £8.50
15:00 - 17:00 £5.00 £6.00
17:00 - CLOSE £3.50 £6.00

For full details on parking charges and season tickets, visit our Parking Charges page.

News Feed

We're Hiring
We are looking for hard working individuals ready to help during the busy summer months.
Construction begins on the new Beach Cafe - November 2018
January 2015 Update: Adaptive Management of East Head
As part of our Coastal Management strategy, we have agreed the first steps which will be carried out to reduce the risk of a breach of the delicate
West Wittering Cafe Development Plans
There has been a café at West Wittering Beach since before 1952 when the original West Wittering Estate Limited was established.  
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