Visiting East Head
East Head has now reopened in line with government advice, so people can access fresh air, open space and nature. The information below will help you plan your visit. Please follow the usual social distancing guidelines at all times.
Parking at East Head
There are no National Trust car parks at East Head. All the parking offerred near East Head is owned and managed by West Wittering Estate, who have provided us with the following information to help you plan your visit:
"You will be able to book a parking space at the West Wittering Estate car park prior to your visit – if you don’t book or spaces are sold out, sadly you will be turned away.
How to book
Car Park spaces are only available to buy via the Just Park app or website
Select West Wittering Beach from the choice of locations
Pick the day you wish to travel and follow the instructions from there
Once the daily limit is reached, no further tickets will be available. In this instance, we would ask you not to travel to the beach and instead, chose another day to visit
Please have your confirmation text, email or notification ready on your phone. You will need to show this to the staff on the entrance gates through your car window
The layout and flow of the car park will have changed, please take note of new signage and directions".
For more information about parking at East Head please visit the West Wittering Estate website
The toilets and café takeaway (light refreshments ice creams etc) are owned and managed by West Wittering Estate. The café will be open for a take away offer only, offering a limited selection of teas, coffees and snacksThey will be open in line with government guidelines.
Access at high tide
Much of East Head is inaccessible at the highest tides. To check for details about times and heights of tides please visit the Beach Guide here.
Stay out of fenced areas
Please stay out of and away from fenced areas. These areas are ver important for breeding birds who are vulnerable to the disturbance people can cause. We are very grateful for the support of our visitors in helping us look after the amazing wildlife at this spot.
Walking your dog at East Head
Dogs and their owners are welcome at East Head. We ask that you follow all signage on site and keep dogs on a lead and out of the roped off areas in the dune systems. These areas are ver important for breeding birds who are vulnerable to the disturbance dogs and people can cause. We are very grateful for the support of our visitors in helping us look after the amazing wildlife at this spot.
Fires and barbecues
Fires and barbecues are not permitted in the dunes at East Head. Fires start easily and so we ask that visitors keep any barbecues to the open beach. Barbecues can be cooled with sea water, and the sand underneath should also be cooled too as it can cause nasty burns to the unsuspecting. Please dispose of any barbecues and rubbish safely.
Please take your rubbish home
PLease be respectful of the site and wildlife and take your litter away with you and dispose of it safely.
Camping and overnight stays
Camping and overnight stays are not permitted at East Head.