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West Wittering
West Wittering Parish Church.jpg
The Parish Church
Area 13.63 km2 (5.26 sq mi)
Population 2,700. 2011 Census
• Density 197/km2 (510/sq mi)
OS grid reference SZ779984
• London 60 miles (97 km) NE
Civil parish
  • West Wittering
  • Chichester
Shire county
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Postcode district PO20
Dialling code 01243
Police Sussex
Fire West Sussex
Ambulance South East Coast
EU Parliament South East England
UK Parliament
  • Chichester
Website Parish Council
List of places
West Sussex
50°46′50″N 0°53′44″W / 50.78064°N 0.89564°W / 50.78064; -0.89564Coordinates: 50°46′50″N 0°53′44″W / 50.78064°N 0.89564°W / 50.78064; -0.89564

West Wittering is a village and civil parish situated on the Manhood Peninsula in the Chichester district of West Sussex, England. It lies near the mouth of Chichester Harbour on the B2179 road 6.5 miles (10.5 km) southwest of Chichester close to the border with Hampshire. The sandy beach has been described as having excellent water quality.

The population in 1872 was 616. The 2001 census records a population of 2,684. There is a primary school.


An electoral ward in the same name exists. This ward includes some of Birdham and at the 2011 Census had a total population of 4,472.

Natural history

Part of the Site of Special Scientific Interest Bracklesham Bay runs in between the coastline in the parish.

Chichester Harbour, a Site of Special Scientific Interest is partly within the parish. This is a wetland of international importance, a Special Protection Area for wild birds and a Special Area of Conservation. The harbour is of particular importance for wintering wildfowl and waders of which five species reach numbers which are internationally important.


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