East Wittering is a mecca for outdoor sports enthusiasts and shoppers alike. For the active and adventurous, there are a range of nationally renowned outdoor brands based in the village and the local surf school can offer you lessons on the beach.

For visitors who want a more relaxed day out, there is a wide range of brilliant independent shops including two butchers, two bakers, two grocers, and two fish shops. There is a variety of fantastic independent boutiques, homes and interiors, vintage, toy and gift shops.

East Wittering provides the perfect day out whatever your age or interests. The village also offers a large range of cafes, bars, restaurants and pubs.

Dates for your diaries

EventDateEvent descriptionMore information
East Wittering Light Switch On eventSaturday 27 November

From midday onwards, the magnificent Dutch Street Organ 'Tulip' will be playing Christmas tunes and there will be some fairground rides from Ridley's Family Funfair. The elf hunt is back too, running from 17 November to 18 December.

Furthermore, at the back of Wittering Walk in the Fitness Hub, from 2pm there will be a Santa's Grotto, where children supported by their parents (or appropriate adult) can chat with the great man about their wishes for Christmas.

The lights will be switched on at 5pm by Father Christmas.
Christingle and Toy Service with the Salvation ArmySunday 5 DecemberThe service will take place at St Anne's Church in East Wittering at 6pm. The Salvation Army would be very grateful for donations of new and unwrapped toys for them to give at Christmas to children of local families. St Anne's Church East Wittering

Visit our events calendar for more events.

Attractions to visit

Find out more about things to do in and around East Wittering at The Great Sussex Way - the Witterings .

Parking offers

Please view our Christmas car parking offers.

See how local businesses are getting involved

Shells Toys and Gifts

Hiten Shah has owned Shells Toys and Gifts in East Wittering for the past 17 years.

Hiten says:"We're at the seaside, just 300 metres from the beach so our stock is very seasonal. In the summer we sell windbreaks, body boards and beach toys. At this time of year it's very quiet so the Support Local campaign is brilliant for us. We have Lego and Leapfrog products, and games like Monopoly, which make wonderful Christmas presents and we're excited to give away the free recycled wrapping paper and gift tags. It's an excellent campaign."