Your lockdown survival guide to coastal coffees and tasty takeaways in the Witterings

Your lockdown survival guide to coastal coffees and tasty takeaways in the Witterings

Posted: 15th February 2021

With miles of coastline to enjoy right on our doorstep, lockdown in the Witterings has consisted of daily beach walks and an endless stream of hot coffee!

When Covid-19 hit in March last year, nobody could have imagined that almost a year later, we would still be living life in limbo, waiting for things to return to “normal”.

Many businesses have struggled to keep their doors open, but fortunately, a handful of our local cafes have opened up for take-away (safely following government guidelines) to dish up tasty treats, hot coffee and heart-warming meals for the community to enjoy – and we’re excited to share our top 3 with you!

Supporting local has become more important than ever … and if that means we have to buy an extra cake or two from our favourite café, then we’re up for the challenge. If you are a local in the Witterings, it is time to pull on your wellies, wrap up warm and get walking – oh, and don’t forget to grab your take-away en-route!


Drift-Out Surf Café

If it’s surf vibes you’re looking for, then Drift-Out is the place for you! Situated on Shore Road in East Wittering, this café is bursting with style.

Sandwiched between their Surf Shop and “Drift-In” café, the “Drift-Out” side of the business offers pretty much what it says on the tin… a full healthy menu to take away! Their coffee is regularly hailed “the best for miles”, their menu is bursting with gluten free/vegan options and it’s only a short walk through the village to the beach.

Open for take away Monday – Sunday 10am – 3pm.


Billy’s on the Beach

A seaside restaurant and café, Billy’s on the Beach has become the “go-to” for freshly ground coffee and homemade bakes to take away throughout lockdown. Situated right on the beach front in Bracklesham Bay, it’s the perfect pit stop on your beach walk – start, finish or both!

Open for take away Monday – Sunday 9am – 4pm.


The Boulevard

Situated in the centre of East Wittering, The Boulevard has been serving the local village and its holiday makers since 1979 – and lockdown 3.0 hasn’t changed that!

Whether it’s coffee, cakes, hearty breakfasts, lunch or dinner you’re after, The Boulevard are offering their full menu on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays.

Pre order or walk in – open on a Friday & Saturday 9am – 7.30pm plus Sunday 10am – 5pm.


We can’t wait to welcome guests from further afield back into our beautiful properties soon.

Summer is fast approaching, warmer days on the beach are just around the corner and we’ll soon be sipping cocktails instead of coffees!

Explore our Handpicked Collection by Category
If you are looking for something in particular, we have categorised our collection by the most popular search criteria. Click through the polaroids to refine your property search.
What Our Clients Say
Guest at Number Twenty Four
This was a very special year for myself and my husband and part of our celebrations was bringing together three generations for a family holiday – so we were looking for special accommodation and Number 24 did not disappoint. Thank you Amanda for your clear and helpful communication – we hope to holiday with Windbreaks and Wellies in the future
Guest at Sherkin
What a lovely big house. We loved our stay at Sherkin. Lovely position, very central to everything which made everything so simple. Beautiful wittering Beaches 100m. Pet friendly which was a bonus. We are going to miss our daily dog walks so most definitely going to book again. Amanda and Angela were brilliant looking after us. Thank you.
Guest at Beachcomber
This is the second time we have stayed in Beachcomber. It is a very specious and well equipped house and the location is excellent. The response to any queries or help is swift. It’s everything you need for a great family holiday.
Gillian Morrison, Property Owner
Amanda is such a pleasure to deal with. She is super efficient and nothing is too much bother. Whether its taking bookings, dealing with cleaners or other management aspects, Amanda is incredibly quick to get onto things and never lets anything drop. Always on. And always with a smile!
Guest at Pebbles West Wittering
We stayed at Pebbles in West Wittering with our 18-month-old and it might be the best staycation we’ve ever done. We will 100% be returning. We’ve never stayed anywhere this well equipped - it has everything you need and definitely feels like a home from home. The house is beautifully furnished and decorated, super clean and the kitchen has anything you could need from a dishwasher to cling film to coffee machine. Our son was entertained the whole time with the toys provided inside and outside, which made our stay that bit easier for us and more special for him. The location is brilliant, with an easy flat walk to the beach and close to the little shops. We can’t believe we’ve never actually visited West Wittering before - the beach is amazing! Now we have somewhere we love to stay, we’ll certainly be back here!
Guest at Sunny View
Perfect place for our holiday. Absolutely loved the decor, location, facilities and all the small touches. Would definitely book again.
Newsletter Sign Up