Visitor Information

The beach is open all year round, opening times in summer (BST) are 06.30 - 20.30 and in winter (GMT) the hours are 07.00 - 18.00.

Please see our “Find Us” page on our website.

East Head is situated at the far western side of the West Wittering Car Park. If you follow the road all the way down to the end that is where you will find East Head.

Please see our "Interactive Map" found on our website to view our available facilities.

Toilet blocks are found as soon as you drive into the car park on the left; in the middle of the car park opposite the Cafe and at the far end of the car park.

There are cold beach showers in summer at the middle toilet block opposite the café and at the toilets at the far end of the car park.

From the 1st May to 30th September dogs are excluded from the Blue Flag bathing zone between groynes numbered 14a to 18, which corresponds to the area in front of the beach huts - they are welcome elsewhere. From October to April dogs are welcome everywhere.

Disposable BBQs are NOT permitted anywhere on the Estate or on East Head. If you wish to cook - please use a portable, reusable domestic BBQ or stoves. Please be considerate to others and dispose of any waste responsibly.

Camping and overnight stops are not permitted on the beach, the car park or East Head. There are many campsites located within the village for your use.

The beach is open all year round, however from October to March the café is open daily (closed on Christmas Day).

Please contact our main estate office for any lost property on 01243 514143.

There are baby changing facilities available in the accessible toilets in each of the toilet blocks. Radar keys are available from the estate office, cafe, kiosks and lieguard base when they are open.

Please visit or call 01243 531077 for all hire enquiries.

Whilst the playing of music is permitted, we politely ask that you consider other beach users around you, and keep the volume at an appropriate level.

Parking & Season Tickets

During summer we have 200 acres of mown grass on which you may park.

Please see our “Parking” page  for a full list of charges.

Yes, we now accept card payments, including contactless.

No, unfortunately we do not provide a service where you can leave and re-enter with an earlier ticket. If you do leave you will be charged again for re-entry.

Parking is not permitted overnight.

Season tickets are available from the estate office, please refer to our Annual Pass page for full details.

Season tickets are available from the estate office.

Beach Safety

We recommend only swimming when there are lifeguards present between the red and yellow flags.

You must never swim where there is a red flag displayed.

We do not recommend swimming with inflatables, however they are allowed as long as the orange windsock is not shown.

Advise the Lifeguards or any uniformed member of estate staff immediately.

Please see our "Beach Safety" page for full details of the meaning of safety signs and flags.

During the summer months from mid-May to mid-September. Check for signage on the day.


Yes. School trips must be booked in advance through the estate office as the number of groups on site is restricted each day.

Please see "Parking" page on website for parking charges.

Not at this present time.

Yes, school trips can book a safety talk with the lifeguards when they book the coach parking, provided the lifeguards are on duty. Please enquire at the time of booking.

Wildlife / Environment

Brent Geese. Please see our "Wildlife" page for all details about our wildlife.

There are recycling facilities near the entrance to the car park and at the far end by the gate to East Head.

Please enquire at the estate office.


There is a shop attached to The Beach Cafe that sells a selection of beach items, cold drinks, snacks and ice creams. 

If the shop is closed you can purchase shop goods from the Café.

Please click here for our current menus.

The estate owns the Cafe and is managed in-house.

Dogs are welcome in the cafe as long as they are kept on a lead.

The cafe is open daily from 9am to 5pm from April to September and 10am to 4pm from October to March.

Unfortunately we do not sell any form of swimming costumes in the shop, however towels, ponchos and hats are available to purchase.

Windbreaks are available to buy but we do not offer a rental service.

Beach Huts

No, the majority of beach huts are privately owned.

If you are interested in purchasing a beach please enquire in the estate office for full details.

The price varies but over the past years huts have sold for between £45,000 - £65,000+