New cafe now open
Car park closes at 6.00pm
Contactless payments accepted
Please protect the environment by disposing of your litter in the bins provided.


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 09.30 - 16:00 Daily (closed Christmas Day)
SUMMER 06:30 - 20:30 09:00 - 17:00 Daily

* 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  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.

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