Things to do in East Wittering

Things to do in East Wittering

East Wittering is the perfect place for those looking for seafaring adventure and beachbound relaxation alike. With an excellent array of beachfront shops, from the essentials to the eclectic, East Wittering provides a delightful day out whatever your aspirations, and many a place to sit with an ice cream afterwards and watch the sun set over the waves.

Eating out in East Wittering: Fish, fancies and fry ups

Takeaway snacks and diners alike populate this bustling coastal village, providing hungry wanderers a meal to enjoy both on the go and eating in. Here’s a few of our favourite locations..

Brownie Bay UK 

“There's brownies... then there's Brownie Bay brownies”

Founded in 2019 by two best friends from an idea that the duo came up with at catering college; Brownie bay makes a variety of brownies (duh), blondies and “swirlies” in a variety of textures (do you prefer your brownies gooey or cakey?) and flavours. 


They offer some truly scrumptious choices - and they also offer a ‘build your own’ option and extensive ‘free from’ menu for those who want to partake in the brownie goodness with a twist or with allergies.

Calamity Jane’s


Not to be confused with Catastrophe Jim’s down the road, this delightful deli offers great homemade meals and cakes with a friendly staff and colourful decor.

Serving toasties, sandwiches, wraps, and jacket potatoes for seaside lunches with a pot of tea or coffee, or perhaps a frothy hot chocolate or a milkshake - Calamity Jane’s is certainly not a disastrous location for a mid-visit meal.

As they say themselves, “You can't take a trip to East Wittering and not pop in!”

Candies

Owned by the Pownall family since August 2001, Candies is a popular destination for both locals and holidaymakers alike. Stocking over 150 jars of sweets (in case the name didn’t give it away) which include childhood favourites such as sweet tobacco, bon bons and aniseed balls - perfect for bringing back nostalgic memories of seaside visits of yore

Goat Coffee Co.

Disappointingly there are no goats in this cafe, instead all you’ll find is delicious freshly ground coffee and locally made treats - sourced from some of the shops you will find on this list! Goat is all about the community, and they pride themselves in supporting local small businesses and bringing people together, and of course serving excellent hot drinks to thirsty visitors.

Hammett’s Kitchen

Disappointingly there are no goats in this cafe, instead all you’ll find is delicious freshly ground coffee and locally made treats - sourced from some of the shops you will find on this list! Goat is all about the community, and they pride themselves in supporting local small businesses and bringing people together, and of course serving excellent hot drinks to thirsty visitors.

Visit some of the unique independent shops

East Wittering is lucky enough to have all the essentials on hand residents and visitors alike, but it also is home to many local businesses each with their own style and flavour to add to the mix.

Here is a handful of what this delightful village has to offer.

Wittering Eco

This bright, colourful and welcoming shop offers an extensive and eclectic selection of eco and plastic free gifts, cosmetics, and home goods. While away an afternoon browsing their selection of candles, crystals and jewellery, or pick up some evening entertainment and try your hand at one of their “make your own'' kits - who doesn’t want to make their own face cream?

Beachcomber

This colourful and personable boutique prides itself on offering a bespoke shopping experience, both in person and online. They offer a huge range of products, from clothing and accessories for men, women and children in a variety of fabrics and styles, to homewares, funky kitchenware and clever gadgets. They even have jackets for your pets, so you can attempt to keep your pooch (and yourself by extension) dry.

Inspirations

If you’re looking for a luxurious shopping experience, then Inspirations is a must visit. This bespoke retailer offers a range of beautiful crystals of all sizes - from pieces to carry in your pockets to display pieces for your home - as well as enchanting crystal jewellery.

They also offer a variety of art and craft materials and artistic sessions for grown ups!

Seaside activities

When you think of the beach, you might think of sunbathing and ice cream - and East Wittering Beach is no exception for that, however it is best known for its thriving watersports, with several places offering lessons and gear for those venturing out on the waters.

Get creative in East Wittering

For a more casual visit though, we recommend staying dry with Inspirations Craft and Create. The perfect destination for those with kids following a walk along the seaside, or simply those looking for a fun creative outlet.

We hope you have enjoyed our top picks for East Wittering, a lovely seaside town with a lot to offer. We recommend taking a tour of Shopappy for East Wittering when planning a trip in person for a complete shopping experience.

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