Information about West Wittering Beach activities

Blue Flag Award

West Wittering Beach is proud to be a Blue Flag Beach with its associated high standards of cleanliness, safety and public information.

Disabled Access

Limited to a steep concrete ramp by the windsurf club. Wheelchairs should be all-terrain.  Access elsewhere is made extremely difficult due to shifting sand and pebbles. The Estate has two beach wheelchairs which can be borrowed for a small deposit. Click here for details.

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.

Beach Huts

The 161 Beach Huts are mainly privately owned.  When a hut is sold it is by sealed bid and a mailing list for interested purchasers is held in the estate office.  There is a small annual administration charge for this service. Click here for information on owning a beach hut.

Water sports

No launching of motorised craft or sailing dinghies is allowed.

Windsurfing and 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.


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 for safety reasons.

Horse Riding

Horse-boxes and 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.  


Please note that camping and over-night stops are not permitted on West Wittering beach, its car park or East Head. Click here for a list of local touring sites.


BBQ’s are permitted however they must be disposed of carefully and we ask that visitors pay particular attention to their own safety and that of others.

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