Oh I do like to be beside the seaside, oh I do like to be beside the sea… Can you relate to this classic song? Wittering in Sussex is a popular spot for its beautiful beach! In fact, Sussex on the whole is filled with many different beaches, which is one of the reasons why it is such a popular tourist spot. There is no denying that Sussex is one of the most popular counties when it comes to tourism in the UK. We have all heard of places such as Brighton and Eastbourne – the lively areas! However, when people visit Sussex they often like to go for the smaller and more relaxing towns and villages, and Wittering is one of these.

For those who are unaware, Wittering is a coastal village in West Sussex. It is located in the Chichester district. Before elaborating on the beach and Wittering itself, it is imperative to touch upon the fact that Chichester is a place that is often frequented by tourists. It is actually home to some of the oldest historic buildings in the country, with the cathedral being a prime example. Thus, whilst staying in Wittering you have the perfect opportunity to explore everything that Chichester has to offer as well. But, back to the delightful coastal village…

Wittering is of course made famous by its incredible beach. The beach is not only a place of relaxation and beauty, but it is also incredibly popular with surfers. The whole stretch of Bracklesham Bay and the village of East Wittering itself is a hot spot for surfers. There are several reasons why this is the case. One of these reasons is because it is a relatively safe spot. There are no obvious dangers, such as obstacles and rips. Therefore, Wittering often attracts those that are learning to surf. It’s also worth pointing out that there is a low beach gradient as well. You will find the Shore Surf Club here, which is one of the oldest running surf clubs in the whole of the country. Thus, you can be certain that you will be in safe hands. A lot of people visit Wittering with no intention of learning to surf, but once they see that the opportunity has presented itself, they certainly take full advantage of it. After all, it is an activity that provides a huge amount of fun!

Nonetheless, Wittering is not just a spot for surfers! This is simply one element of fun to be had when visiting West Wittering Beach. Did you know that this is one of the premier Blue Flag beaches in the country? This means that the beach has exceptional facilities and that the water quality is of the highest standard. It is always advisable to visit Blue Flag beaches because you then pretty much have the guarantee that they are going to be of an impeccable standard. Another great thing about the beach is the fact that it is suited to all ages. Many families love a trip to West Wittering Beach for the day!

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Not only is the beach itself thoroughly enjoyable, with the white sand and the beautiful water, but it provides the most stunning and magical views as well. You will be able to see across the famous South Downs and you will have views of Chichester Harbour as well. This is why it is highly advisable to stay in one of the coastal cottages in Wittering during your stay. You will be able to take full advantage of these views during your break. Imagine waking up every morning and seeing the beautiful beach in front of you! This is certainly something that can put the icing on the cake when it comes to your holiday. There are lots of large cottages as well, which make it great for those travelling in big groups. It really enhances the fun of the occasion and is a much better solution when contrasted with staying in a hotel some distance away.

If you want to find a good holiday cottage in this area all you need to do is take a look on the Internet. You will see that you have a huge number of different options at your disposal. You can easily search through all of the ones that are available. A lot of people are shocked to discover that staying in a holiday cottage is actually the cheaper option as well. If you were to stay in a hotel you would have to pay per room and per night. However, with holiday cottages you are often quoted a set fee for the duration of your stay, which makes things a lot more economical. You will have more freedom, more enjoyable accommodation and the most stunning views, yet you won’t have to dip into your bank balance any more than you would with a hotel. It’s the perfect solution!

Aside from the points that have already been mentioned, not only is West Wittering Beach a popular choice because of the facilities and the quality of the beach, but the entire area is internationally recognised for its unique beauty, birds and wildlife. As well as relaxing on the beach, you could also take a walk over to the neatly mown grass area, where you could enjoy a lovely picnic. Moreover, if you are interested in kite or wind surfing, this is also a great spot for it.

This is definitely a place you can spend the whole day enjoying. There are lots of facilities for you to take advantage of as well. The Beach Café is a popular spot if you are looking to grab a bite to eat. You can use the café as a Takeaway or you can sit inside and enjoy your food if you wish. There is an assortment of both hot and cold for you to choose from. Start the day off the right way with a delicious breakfast! Nonetheless, it is worth noting that this café is not open on weekdays during the winter period. Aside from this, during the summer the beach is also patrolled by lifeguards, thus you can be sure of the highest levels of safety as well. When it comes to parking, there are plenty of options available. During the summer season, car parking charges will apply. However, these do tend to be reasonable, and at least you have the benefit of not having to walk far with your towels, buckets, spades and such like! Aside from this, toilets and showers are available, including baby changing facilities and disabled facilities as well. Aside from the café, there are kiosks on site, and you can hire windbreaks, sun loungers and deckchairs.

When you take all of the points that have been mentioned into account, it really is not difficult to see why West Wittering Beach is a popular spot and a well-loved tourist attraction. If you are currently planning your next trip away this is certainly somewhere you should consider. As mentioned, there are lots of lovely cottages situated on the coast, providing you with stunning views of the beach. All you need to do is take a look on the Internet and you should easily be able to find the perfect accommodation for you.

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