East Head

The beautiful white sands of East Head offer a perfect place to relax

Important notice -

There are no NT car parks at East Head. West Wittering car park is open for those with pre-booked spaces only. Please continue to follow social distancing measures. BBQs are permitted on the open beach only. Please keep dogs on leads in the dunes

Shifting sand dunes, salt marsh and flowing tides

Children running along the sandy dunes at East Head, West Wittering

Summer at East Head

Please help us keep East Head a special place by following the Countryside Code. Be safe, plan ahead and follow any signs. Leave gates and property as you find them. Protect plants and animals and take your litter home. Keep dogs on leads in the dunes. Do not camp, light fires or barbecues anywhere other than on the open beach. Thank you for helping us look after East Head.

East Head


A black, grey and white ringed plover bird stands on the open sand at East Head

Wildlife on East Head 

From common seals to some of our rarer visitors, East Head has a vast and diverse array of flora and fauna. Come for a visit and see what wildlife you can spot.

East Head

Our work

 Panoramic view at sunset in August from Devil's Dyke, South Downs, West Sussex

South Downs sites we look after

Discover the incredible diversity of countryside sites across the South Downs, from chalk grassland to river valleys, beech hangars and chalk cliffs.