Campsites near West Wittering

Sea views, historic cathedrals, and some of the most welcoming campsites on the south coast.

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Campsites near West Wittering guide

Overview

Nestled along the West Sussex coast, West Wittering welcomes campers with its sandy shores, beautiful landscapes, and nearby attractions. History enthusiasts can explore the awe-inspiring Chichester Cathedral in Chichester, while water lovers can enjoy boat trips and a serene coastal atmosphere at Chichester Harbour. Travel a bit farther to South Downs National Park, offering hiking and cycling trails with panoramic views. For beach-filled adventures, Hayling Island beckons with sandy beaches, water sports, and the Hayling Island Sailing Club. With a range of camping options, from beachside caravan pitches to rustic countryside tent retreats, campers can create unforgettable memories in this coastal gem and its surrounding wonders.

Where to go

Chichester

Just a short drive northeast of West Wittering lies the historic city of Chichester. Explore the awe-inspiring Chichester Cathedral, a marvel of medieval architecture. Stroll through the city’s vibrant streets adorned with charming shops, restaurants, and cafes. Don't miss Chichester Harbour, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Take scenic boat trips, go paddleboarding, and spot local wildlife like anemones, wading birds, and Smooth-Hounds. Camp nearby at private caravan pitches with electric hook-ups or in well-maintained tent pitches in town that provide clean facilities, a children's play area, and access to scenic walking trails.

South Downs National Park

To the north of West Wittering awaits South Downs National Park. The park boasts an extensive network of hiking and cycling trails, providing views of rolling hills and verdant landscapes. Trek along South Downs Way on foot, bike, or horse. It’s a long-distance trail that stretches for 100 miles along vistas. Alternatively, explore Devil's Dyke, a popular spot for paragliding and kite-flying. Camp within the national park in private and well-maintained caravan sites with electric hook-ups and stunning views or tent pitches, bell tents, and yurts set on farms.

Hayling Island

Located just a ferry ride across Chichester Harbour, Hayling Island beckons with its sandy beaches and water-filled adventures. Enjoy the warm waters of the Blue Flag awarded Hayling Island Beach, perfect for swimming and water sports like windsurfing and kitesurfing. Sailing enthusiasts can visit the Hayling Island Sailing Club for a memorable experience on the water. Then, choose from on-site holiday parks equipped with modern amenities and entertainment facilities to traditional waterfront tent pitches along lakes and creeks, with access to a private beach and stunning sea views.

When to go

Summers are ideal for beach activities and exploring the beaches and national parks, with temperatures ranging from 20–30°C. Spring and autumn offer milder weather, perfect for hiking. In winter, temperatures range from 2–8°C.National parks in the West Wittering area may receive occasional snowfall, providing opportunities for skiing and snowshoeing.

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