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West Wittering - East Head Beach

Chichester, West Sussex

East Head is a sand dune spit, situated at the western end of West wittering on the entrance to Chichester Harbour. It is an Site of Special Scientific Interest) and a Ramsar site (a wetland site of international importance).

Weather and Tides


26 May 2017


Maximum Temperature24°C (75°F)
Minimum Temperature16°C (61°F)
Wind DirectionEast South Easterly
Wind Speed17mph
VisibilityVery Good
UV Risk8
Sunrise05:01 BST
Sunset21:00 BST


27 May 2017

Light Rain Shower

Maximum Temperature21°C (70°F)
Minimum Temperature12°C (54°F)
Wind DirectionSouth South Westerly
Wind Speed10mph
VisibilityVery Good
UV Risk7
Sunrise05:00 BST
Sunset21:02 BST


28 May 2017

Light Rain Shower

Maximum Temperature23°C (73°F)
Minimum Temperature15°C (59°F)
Wind DirectionEasterly
Wind Speed5mph
VisibilityVery Good
UV Risk5
Sunrise04:59 BST
Sunset21:03 BST


Low tide: 05:31 BST
(04:31 26 May 2017 GMT)

High tide: 12:33 BST
(11:33 26 May 2017 GMT)

Low tide: 17:52 BST
(16:52 26 May 2017 GMT)


High tide: 00:51 BST
(23:51 26 May 2017 GMT)

Low tide: 06:17 BST
(05:17 27 May 2017 GMT)

High tide: 13:26 BST
(12:26 27 May 2017 GMT)

Low tide: 18:40 BST
(17:40 27 May 2017 GMT)


High tide: 01:41 BST
(00:41 28 May 2017 GMT)

Low tide: 07:05 BST
(06:05 28 May 2017 GMT)

High tide: 14:20 BST
(13:20 28 May 2017 GMT)

Low tide: 19:29 BST
(18:29 28 May 2017 GMT)

Important! Tide times are for the nearest measurement point (Chichester Harbour (Entrance)) and may not be accurate for this beach. You should not rely on these times for anything other than a broad indication of when the tide will be at its highest or lowest.

In particular, these tide times are not suitable for navigational use.

Accurate tide forecasts require complex calculations and detailed local information. If you intend to engage in any activity for which tidal information is important for safety reasons (including sailing, powerboating, diving, and surfing) then you should obtain professional data.

Tidal predictions are © Crown Copyright and/or database rights. Reproduced by permission of the Controller of Her Majesty's Stationery Office and the UK Hydrographic Office (