The sun was out for this autumn visit to the wide expanse of sand at West Wittering. On a low tide, with a warm breeze from the south west, my beach walk was mild and enjoyable. Looking across to Hayling Island and to the Isle of Wight, interviewee Peter contemplated the proximity of the human world, with its trade in and out of Southampton and the natural beauty on this side of the water.
What the beach means to Peter.
Low tide at West Wittering.
The most westerly of the manonabeach Sussex beaches, West Wittering is also one of the most beautiful, with uncharacteristically soft sand and a fine view across The Solent to the Isle of Wight. Mild, dry weather greeted me on this re-visit and the tide was low enough to enjoy shell hunting in the flat, lower reaches. There are picturesque sand dunes behind the beach, which is a popular escape from Chichester and further beyond. Highly recommended.
What the beach means to Emma and Tom.
Low tide in the spring time at West Wittering beach.
West Wittering looks across to the the Isle of Wight and the Solent. There are also fine views of Chichester harbour and the South Downs beyond. The beach itself has Blue Flag status. It’s sandy and a family favourite. With beach huts and a windsurfing club, you’ll find all you need here for a healthy day out, in beautiful surroundings. Within easy walking distance is the National Trust’s East Head, a site of special scientific interest and a wetland site of international importance. Highly recommended.
What the beach means to Lycan.
By the beach huts on a wild day at West Wittering.