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East Wittering

West Sussex

A typical south coast shelving shingle beach with groynes and where the waves have a tendency to 'dump' at high tide. At low tide it is sandy with extensive shallows. The village of East Wittering has several shops, cafes restaurants and a couple of public houses. Scotts farm campsite is 10 minutes walk.

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Water Quality

Water samples are not taken at this beach because it has not been designated as a bathing water and there is no voluntary sampling. You can use the beach map to find the closest beach that is tested for water quality.

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Today's Forecast

Pollution risk forecasts are not made at this site

Facilities

CampsiteFood availableToiletsShops

Parking

There is a car park 200m from the beach with public convienences. There is a Bus service from Chichester.

Dog restrictions

Dogs not allowed in designated areas May-Sept.

Beach cleaning

Cleaned daily during summer season and less frequently at other times.

Lifeguards

None

See safety tab

Activities

Bathing and watersports.

Wildlife and Walks

Walk along the beach to nearby west-wittering See Marine Wildlife sightings at this beach

Beach type: sand, shingle,

Beach Location

Beach location map

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Wildlife sightings

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Water Quality

What's tested here?

Water samples are not taken at this beach because it has not been designated as a bathing water and there is no voluntary sampling. You can use the beach map to find the closest beach that is tested for water quality.

Why isn't this a designated bathing water?

What is water quality?

Bathing water quality refers to the amount of bacteria present in the sea, which can vary from beach to beach, and can change daily, even on the same beach. High levels of bacteria can indicate pollution from sewage treatment works and storm overflows or run-off from agricultural and urban areas.

Water quality is usually reduced for 24 to 72 hours after heavy rainfall.

Annual result

2014: not tested

At the end of this summer, beaches will be classified with new standards that use four years of sample data. The projected result above shows how the beach would have been rated last year if the new standards had been used, using data from 2011 to 2014. What does this mean?

The new standards don't need to be used until the end of this summer - in 2014 this beach was classified as:

2014: not tested

How the new and old standards compare

Latest info

Pollution risk forecasts are not made at this site.

Safety, Weather & Tides

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There is currently no weather forecast for this beach.

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Potential hazards at this beach

This beach is not yet classified, please see our safety tips below or contact the local beach operator for further information.

Lifeguarded locations - top five safety tips

Non-lifeguarded locations For those who can’t make it to a lifeguarded beach:

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Wildlife Spotting

You never know what kinds of wildife you'll come across at the beach. We're interested in what you find - especially if you come across jellyfish, basking sharks or turtles. Tell us what you find

Find out the latest news and information on marine wildlife from around the UK.

Note: This page shows reports of sightings of jellyfish, basking sharks and turtles ONLY, as MCS holds national databases for these species. Don't be alarmed if it looks like there are lots of jellyfish in the area, they are fascinating creatures. We always advise "look but don't touch".

Latest reported sightings

Within 10 miles of East Wittering

No sightings have been reported in the area. Please report your sightings if you see a jellyfish, marine turtle or basking shark.