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West Wittering

West Sussex

Type:Towns & Villages

Cakeham Road, West Wittering, Chichester, West Sussex
West Wittering


West Wittering is situated on the western coast of the Selsey Peninsula and has a large expanse of firm sand, ideal for children to play and safe for bathing. Portsmouth and the isle of Wight can be seen across the water. The first invading Saxons are thought to have landed here.

The village proper lies a little way inland and has a fine church of Norman origin, but is mostly thirteenth century as it nowstands. A tomb-slab carved with a pastoral staff is believed to be that opf a boy-bishop. On the way to East Wittering is Cakeham, now a farm, but anciently a palace of the Bishop's of Chichester. It dates in part from the thirteenth century and has a Tudor outlook tower of brick.

Things to do near West Wittering

Situated just 3 miles away from Chichester Cathedral and just over five miles away from Staunton Country Park, West Wittering is an ideal destination.

The beach offers wonderful views of Chichester Harbour and the South Downs beyond, the natural and unspoilt sandy beach of West Wittering has been a favourite destination for a family day out for generations.

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What's Nearby

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