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.
Limited to a steep concrete ramp by windsurf club. Wheelchairs should be all-terrain. Access elsewhere is made extremely difficult due to shifting sand and pebbles.
From May to 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. Remember not to leave dogs locked in cars on warm days.
From May to 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. The loading and unloading of horse-boxes and trailers from the car park is never permitted.
Please note that camping and over-night stops are not permitted on West Wittering beach or East Head.
The 156 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.
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 www.2xs.co.uk for details or telephone 01243 513077.
The season runs from mid September until early May, weekdays only, three hours each side of low water. All pilots must be members of the West Wittering Buggy Club. Details from www.seka.org.uk/wwbc