A short walk east from West Wittering, along the beach footpath, takes you to the village of East Wittering. East Wittering is a vibrant village with a wider range of shops and restaurants than West Wittering, including a couple of small supermarkets, a number of independent grocery stores, a butchers, a bakery, a toy shop and a lovely gift shop called Beachcomber. For a special treat pay a visit to Simon in Candies Sweet Shop.
Some of our favourite restaurants in the area are in East Wittering. Three Veg @ Samphire is excellent, serving delicious food all made using locally sourced produce. It’s a great concept. Order your main veg meal with a meat or fish order on the side.
Drifters is another popular choice with its relaxed and informal atmosphere, great food and an outdoor area perfect for chilling with a beer or cocktail. It is just a stone’s throw from the beach.
The Drift In Café further up Shore Road and in the heart of the village serves yummy pancakes, smoothies and coffee. They are dog friendly, child friendly and are overall a very friendly and smiley bunch. Their surf shop does a good range of clothes by their own label, Wittering Surf and they also stock Fat Face.
To hire watersports equipment visit Shore Watersports on Shore Road.
We would also highly recommend a stroll down to the bottom of Shore Road where you will find Bob in his Fisherman’s Hut. He is normally there between 11am and 4pm but it depends on the available catch. All his fish is freshly caught so get there early to get the best he has to offer.
Whilst West Wittering is the area that most people have heard of because of its eponymous beach, East Wittering actually has more to offer in terms of holiday accommodation, many being on the beachfront.