GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

West Wittering and East Head

10 miles (16 km)

The pretty village of West Wittering has lovely coastal footpaths to try. You can park at the beach car park and then follow paths along the beach and onto the National Trust owned East Head. Here you can stroll through shingle, sandy beach and a delightful sand dune habitat. The area is great for wildlife with skylarks, ringed plover and common sealsto look out for. There's also lots of pretty wildflowers and great views over Chichester Harbour to Hayling Island.
After exploring the dunes you can head north along the New Lipchis Way to West Itchenor. It's about a 4 mile walk along a pretty coast path with lovely views all the way.
If you would like to extend your walk you could catch the ferry from West Itchenor to Bosham and then explore Chichester Harbour and Thorney Island. You could also continue east along the New Lipchis Way to Birdham where you can visit Chichester Marina. Heading south east takes you to East Wittering, Bracklesham Bay and the Medmerry RSPB Nature Reserve, where there are some excellent wildlife spotting opportunites.


PO20 8AU - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations

West Wittering and East Head OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

West Wittering and East Head Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking


High Tide at West Wittering - - 580856

High Tide at West Wittering

Beach at West Wittering - - 1350222

Beach at West Wittering. Approaching the life guard HQ which is about in the middle of the area which has the Blue Flag award.

East Head - - 1458255

East Head National Trust sign and a large number of people in the dunes at East Head. Areas are roped off to protect the vegetation from trampling and therefore maintain the stabilising influence of the plants.

East Head - - 1177514

East Head


GPS Files

GPX File

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Memory Map Route

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