Overlooking Hayling Island and the Chichester Harbour Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, West Wittering is a place of sheer natural splendour, where the land melts into the sea in a marriage of sand, silt and salt marsh. It's an excellent spot for a camping holiday and in the countryside around Chichester Harbour and beyond there are plenty of good campsites to choose from. As always, only the very best make it onto the Hipcamp short list.
Who wouldn’t want to go camping in West Wittering? It sounds like something out of an Enid Blyton story and, in part, it is a little like that; miles of sandy beaches, good old-fashioned outdoor fun and fresh crab sandwiches all round. But with so much going for it, it’s a popular place and there are lots of campsites jostling for attention in this part of the world. As is the case around the most popular parts of the south coast, lots of them are of the holiday park variety where the caravan is king but tucked among the fields and farms around West Wittering, its twin village East Wittering and nearby Chichester we’ve sought out camping and glamping sites which meet the Hipcamp standard. Places where you can pitch your tent, park your camper or (if you’re a glamper) simply lay your head after a long day on the beach.
The obvious things to do when you’re on a camping holiday in West Wittering is to make the most of those big beaches. Paddle, swim, play cricket on the beach. When the tide is out, this it the place to picnic and play all day. And what about when the tide comes in? How about watersports? Nearby Hayling Island is where windsurfing was invented so it’s a great place to give it a go. Or you could go for a walk or cycle around Chichester Harbour; a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty which is known for its birdlife. There’s more biking, hiking and horseriding further afield, in to the South Downs National Park just inland and the other side of Chichester. The city itself is also worth a visit during a West Wittering camping trip. For more ideas of what to do, take a look at the Visit Chichester website .
Overlooking Hayling Island, at the mouth of Chichester Harbour, beautiful West Wittering is a place where the land melts into the sea in a marriage of sand, silt and salt marsh. It's an excellent spot for a camping holiday and in the countryside around Chichester Harbour there are plenty of good campsites to choose from. As always, only the very best make it into our collection.