"Sittin' on the dock of the bay"

West Wittering

West Wittering is a small village and civil parish, on the Manhood Peninsula, in the Chichester district of West Sussex, England. It lies near the mouth of Chichester Harbour on the B2179 road 6.5 miles (10.5 km) southwest of Chichester and has a sandy beach with what has been described as excellent water quality.

In 1872 it had a population of 616, a post office and a National School. The 2001 census records a population of 2,684. There is a thriving primary school. The locality is referred to in Giles Cooper's Unman, Wittering and Zigo.

At the mouth of Chichester Harbour lies the little settlement of West Wittering, beautiful and glittering when the sea flows round it at high tide, forlorn and untidy when it is out.

Local authority: Chichester District Council

OS Grid Reference: SZ779984

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Things to see and do in and around West Wittering

  • West Wittering Beach
  • Chichester Harbour Water Tours
  • Solar Heritage
  • Chichester Harbour Conservancy
  • Earnley Butterflies, Birds and Beasts
  • Earnley Butterflies and Gardens
  • Cobnor Activities Centre
  • Earnley Burrerflies and Gardens
  • Funland
  • Hayling Seaside Railway

Tourist Information

Hayling Island
Tourist Information Centre
Central Beachlands
PO11 0AG

Phone 02392 467 111
Email tourism@havant.gov.uk

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Max temp. 9°C
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