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East Wittering

Photograph: Keith Edkins

© Copyright Keith Edkins and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence

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Chichester, West Sussex

Lat/Long

50.8N 0.9W
 

The 2014 bathing season has finished and we’re busy collating the latest results. Our current results are from 2013.

Water quality

Please note that the 2014 bathing season has now finished. Our current results use samples taken between May and
September 2013 and we are working to update these with results from 2014. Thank you for your patience while we do this.

The Good Beach Guide uses water sampling data collected by the UK environment agencies and local authorities
during the previous summer (i.e. Good Beach Guide classifications for 2014 are based on results of samples taken
during summer 2013) to assess water quality at beaches against the following standards, from best to worst water quality:

MCS Recommended – excellent water quality

Guideline – higher water quality

Mandatory – minimum water quality

Fail – did not meet the minimum water quality standard

Our standards are based on the European Bathing Water Directive (76/160/EEC), but our results are not the same as those
published by the UK Government and devolved administrations. We award some beaches our MCS Recommended
standard for excellent water quality and we include any UK beach sampled for water quality, even those not legally
required to comply with the Directive’s standards.

Please note: Storms, floods and heavy rain can lead to short term water pollution.

See our ‘How we recommend beaches’ page to find out more about our water quality standards.

Not tested
2014: Not tested
2013: Not tested
2012: Not tested
2011: Not tested
2010: Not tested
2009: Not tested

Local sewage outflows

Sewage discharges which may be affecting the water quality at this beach.
See "How we recommend beaches" to find out more about sewage treatment.
No current information

European designated bathing water

Every summer, water quality is assessed at popular UK beaches which have been designated as bathing waters
under the European Bathing Water Directive (76/160/EEC). Water samples are also sometimes taken on beaches
which are not officially designated as bathing waters. At these beaches the regular sampling of the water is not
a legal requirement, but is instead carried out on a voluntary basis by the beach owner or local authority.
no

Lifeguarded

no No lifeguard service
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.

Beach type

Sand, shingle

Local facilities

Food, toilets, shops, campsite
FoodToiletsShopsCampsiteParking

Litter

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

Parking

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

Disabled parking

yes

Things to do

Bathing and watersports.

Wildlife & walks

Walk along the beach to nearby west-wittering

Animal restrictions

Dogs not allowed in designated areas May-Sept.
Enjoy a safe and fun day on the beach by considering the following:

Public rescue equipment

yes

Prohibitions

Jet ski

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Tide times by www.tidetimes.org.uk

Please observe local weather conditions and sea state to stay safe at the beach.

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