On Sunday 24th June we headed for a day on the beach at West Wittering in Chichester. It’s one of our favourite beaches to visit, especially as it’s a sandy beach with good car parking facilities (we paid £8.50 to park for the day, which we paid by card on arrival) and is generally a relatively straight forward journey from Berkshire, traffic dependant.
We arrived at about 10.30am and the car park was very busy but there was still room to park. The beach was also busy but due to its size it still felt to me as though there was enough room for everyone. There are toilets and showers at the beach plus a cafe with ice cream shop. There were life guards on the beach. Water sports are also encouraged in a different part of the sea to the swimmers, which I thought was a sensible idea.
We had a lovely picnic on the beach, built sand castles, swam in the sea (which was surprisingly warm), collected shells, ate ice-cream and got a good dose of sea air… it was a perfect family day.
Beach Patrol also came round and gave families wrist bands for their children whilst on the beach, which I thought was a great idea. I had not seen this done on a beach before. We got a wrist band which we simply wrote our mobile number on, incase our little one got lost (one of my worst nightmares).
We look forward to returning to the beach again this summer and it might be West Wittering, as it has everything we need for a great day at the seaside.
*I was not asked or paid to write this blog. We just loved our day on West Wittering Beach – views are my own. The blog is a summary of our day on the beach on 24/06/2018. Check the beaches website for information before travelling. Click here to view the Berkshire Mummies disclaimer*