British Beaches

Sand, sea, sun, surf and scones

Interested in more than just beaches? Check out our new sister site, Sea Britain, for a comprehensive guide to Britain's coastline. Beaches, coastal towns and features, local accomodation, weather, tides, local tourist attractions and more. All at

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


28 April 2017

Light Cloud

Maximum Temperature13°C (55°F)
Minimum Temperature8°C (46°F)
Wind DirectionWest North Westerly
Wind Speed6mph
VisibilityVery Good
UV Risk4
Sunrise05:44 BST
Sunset20:19 BST


29 April 2017

Sunny Intervals

Maximum Temperature12°C (54°F)
Minimum Temperature10°C (50°F)
Wind DirectionSouth South Easterly
Wind Speed12mph
VisibilityVery Good
UV Risk5
Sunrise05:42 BST
Sunset20:21 BST


High tide: 01:14 BST
(00:14 28 April 2017 GMT)

Low tide: 06:39 BST
(05:39 28 April 2017 GMT)

High tide: 13:41 BST
(12:41 28 April 2017 GMT)

Low tide: 19:00 BST
(18:00 28 April 2017 GMT)


High tide: 02:01 BST
(01:01 29 April 2017 GMT)

Low tide: 07:23 BST
(06:23 29 April 2017 GMT)

High tide: 14:31 BST
(13:31 29 April 2017 GMT)

Low tide: 19:46 BST
(18:46 29 April 2017 GMT)


High tide: 02:49 BST
(01:49 30 April 2017 GMT)

Low tide: 08:09 BST
(07:09 30 April 2017 GMT)

High tide: 15:23 BST
(14:23 30 April 2017 GMT)

Low tide: 20:34 BST
(19:34 30 April 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 (