Dog Walking

From 1st May to 30th September, dogs are excluded from the main swimming beach between groynes numbered 14a to 18, which broadly corresponds to the area in front of the line of beach huts.  Dogs are welcome on the whole beach during the rest of the year. 


Owners are expected to clear up after their pets - bags and dog bins are provided - and to keep them under control at all times. West Wittering Estate and East head are covered by The Clean Neighborhood and Environment Act 2005 which means you could be fined up to £1000.


Remember not to leave dogs in locked cars on warm days.


Lots of dog walkers and people use the beach all year round, we appreciate that the area provides a great opportunity for dogs to be let of the leash but please be considerate and ensure you have control of your dog at all times.


Bags and dog waste bins are provided, See the Interactive Map for their locations.


Metal detecting is permitted only below the mean high water line and not anywhere else on the Estate.


Drones, model aircraft, cars, speedboats and children’s power vehicles - are not allowed anywhere on West Wittering Estate for safety reasons.

Horse Riding



Horse-boxes or trailers are not permitted anywhere on the Estate or its car park, nor are horses permitted anywhere on the Estate other than the beach.

From 1st May to 30th September, for everyone’s safety, horse riding on the beach is restricted to before 9.00am and after 6.00pm.  It is always sensible to choose to ride at low tide.




Camping and over-night stops are not permitted on West Wittering beach, its car park or East Head. There are a number of local camp sites in the area, details of which can be seen below.  Please note caravans and trailers are not permitted anywhere on the estate.


IMPORTANT – please note for safety reasons, disposable BBQ’s are NOT permitted anywhere on the Estate; including the beach, car park, open space areas and also East Head.

Water Sports

No launching of motorised craft or sailing dinghies is allowed.

Windsurfing & Kitesurfing

From March to October, windsurfing from the beach is restricted to members of the West Wittering Windsurf Club only.  Kitesurfing is restricted to WWWC members throughout the year.  Board hire, tuition and rescue service available.  See for details or telephone 01243 513077.


Kitebuggying and Land Yachting are no longer permitted anywhere on West Wittering Estate, including its beach.