West Wittering Beach

Providing breathtaking vistas of Chichester Harbour and the majestic South Downs in the distance, the pristine and untarnished sandy shores of West Wittering have long been cherished as a beloved family destination across generations.

Epic vistas and beaches await you

Renowned for its superior water quality and outstanding amenities, this coastal gem has earned prestigious recognition as one of the country’s foremost Blue Flag beaches.

Whether you’re in the mood for indulging in a splendid Sunday pub lunch, discovering our daily culinary delights, or simply unwinding with a pint of Butcombe and a Scotch egg, you’ll experience an authentic British pub atmosphere.

Our generously proportioned rooms, blending rustic refinement with modern aesthetics, mirror our commitment to excellence and the allure of rural life.


The beach is renowned for its stunning natural beauty. It features a long stretch of golden sand overlooking the picturesque Chichester Harbour and the English Channel. The area is surrounded by sand dunes, salt marshes, and a backdrop of rolling green hills, providing a picturesque setting.

West Wittering Beach is a popular spot for a variety of outdoor activities. Visitors can enjoy swimming in the clear waters, sunbathing on the sandy shore, and building sandcastles. The beach is also ideal for windsurfing, kite surfing, and paddleboarding, thanks to its favourable wind conditions.

The beach area is rich in wildlife and is designated as a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI). It’s a haven for birdwatchers, and you can spot various bird species in the salt marshes and mudflats. The surrounding nature reserves are home to a diverse range of plant and animal species.

Natural Beauty at Its Finest

One of the most captivating aspects of West Wittering Beach is its unspoiled natural beauty. The beach is flanked by sand dunes and grassy knolls, which not only add to its scenic appeal but also serve as important habitats for various plant and animal species. Nature enthusiasts will delight in exploring the diverse ecosystems that thrive in this coastal environment, from coastal grasslands to salt marshes.

Water Sports and Recreation

For those seeking more active pursuits, West Wittering Beach offers a wide range of water sports and recreational activities. Whether you’re a seasoned surfer or a novice paddleboarder, the beach’s clean, shallow waters provide the perfect setting for aquatic adventures. Kayaking, windsurfing, and kiteboarding are also popular activities among visitors, thanks to the favourable wind and wave conditions along the coast.

Family-Friendly Amenities

West Wittering Beach is well-equipped to accommodate visitors of all ages, making it an ideal destination for families. The beach boasts clean facilities, including toilets, showers, and ample parking, ensuring a comfortable experience for visitors. Lifeguards patrol the beach during the summer months, providing added peace of mind for families with children.

Coastal Walks and Wildlife Spotting

Exploring beyond the shoreline, visitors can discover a network of coastal trails that offer breathtaking views of the surrounding landscape. Whether you’re embarking on a leisurely stroll along the beach or tackling a more challenging hike along the cliffs, there’s no shortage of opportunities to immerse yourself in the natural beauty of the area. Keep an eye out for native wildlife, including seabirds, seals, and even the occasional dolphin or porpoise.


The White Horse is approximately 30 minutes by car from West Wittering Beach

Head east towards W Strand

Continue onto Pound Rd

Pound Rd turns slightly left and becomes Rookwood Rd/B2179
Continue to follow B2179

At the roundabout, take the 2nd exit onto Main Rd/A286

At Stockbridge Roundabout, take the 2nd exit onto Stockbridge Rd/A286
Continue to follow A286

Slight left onto Ave De Chartres/A286

At the roundabout, take the 3rd exit and stay on Ave De Chartres/A286

At Westgate Roundabout, take the 2nd exit onto Orchard St/A286
Continue to follow A286

Turn right onto Churchside/A286

Turn left onto Broyle Rd/Churchside/A286
Continue to follow A286

At the roundabout, take the 1st exit onto Lavant Rd/A286
Continue to follow A286

Turn left onto B2141

Turn right and the White Horse will be on your left