East Head

Sand whispering along East Head, as the weather builds

Important notice -

Due to erosion over the winter East Head is not accessible at high tides. Please visit West Wittering beach instead at these times. We thank you for your co-operation and help in managing this important site and sensitive sand dune system

Shifting sand dunes, salt marsh and flowing tides

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.