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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

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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

Displaying nearest weather point within 10 miles of East Wittering

This weather forecast is generated by the Met Office Weather Widget

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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Beach Cleans

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Our volunteers have been surveying rubbish on  UK beaches for over 20 years. In that time shoreline litter had more than doubled and plastic has gone up by 180%!

MCS beach cleans are run all year round All year round Beach Clean events with our flagship event 'Great British Beach Clean' Great British Beach Clean - 18th to 21st Sept in September.

Volunteers record the litter they find - we use this information to help Governments and industry understand how to stop the rubbish getting there in the first place. We also promote behaviour change among the public using the data collected.

MCS Beach clean events

Within 10 miles of East Wittering

Great British Beach Clean - 18th to 21st Sept

East Head - 18 Sep 2015
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Great British Beach Clean - 18th to 21st Sept

Budds Farm - 19 Sep 2015
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Great British Beach Clean - 18th to 21st Sept

Southsea - 19 Sep 2015
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Great British Beach Clean - 18th to 21st Sept

Southsea and Eastney - 19 Sep 2015
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Great British Beach Clean - 18th to 21st Sept

Hayling West Beach - 20 Sep 2015
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Small changes, big differences

litter bin icon Take your rubbish home - don’t try and cram more stuff into already overflowing beach bins

recycle icon Don’t leave litter behind - take it away and recycle it

Toilet icon Only put the 3P's down the loo - Pee, Poo and Paper - everything else goes in the bin!

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

Jellyfish sightedJellyfish seen here by Rev. darcy Chesterfield-terry
on 21 Aug 2015

Jellyfish sightedJellyfish seen here by Linda Hadfield
on 13 Aug 2015

Jellyfish sightedJellyfish seen here by Mike lander Rushmere creek end
on 23 Jul 2015

Jellyfish sightedJellyfish seen here by June Burrows
on 13 Jul 2015

Jellyfish sightedJellyfish seen here by Sheridan Lott
on 1 Jul 2015

Jellyfish sightedJellyfish seen here by Jessica Powell
on 30 Jun 2015

Jellyfish sightedJellyfish seen here by Andrew Sharp
on 28 Jun 2015

Jellyfish sightedJellyfish seen here by Caroline Oades
on 27 Jun 2015

Jellyfish sightedJellyfish seen here by Paul Brock
on 27 Jun 2015

Jellyfish sightedJellyfish seen here by Lynn Tasker
on 24 Jun 2015

Jellyfish sightedJellyfish seen here by Tan Castle-ward
on 20 Jun 2015

Jellyfish sightedJellyfish seen here by Joanne Bleach
on 15 Jun 2015

Jellyfish sightedJellyfish seen here by Toni Richards
on 2 Jun 2015

Jellyfish sightedJellyfish seen here by Simon Luscombe
on 21 May 2015

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