Welcome back to West Witterings
The kids are back at school and temperatures are dropping. Sumer holiday makers are heading home and for most, things are returning to normal. As traffic eases, locals are heading back to the shorelines to enjoy the open spaces, salty air and sea views. Witterings is a popular hot spot in the summer for holiday makers, but this is the season when you can enjoy a little piece of it to yourself without the roaring crowds.
Last weekend I ventured down the A286, with trepidation initially as the sun tried to push its way through the clouds. Hurrah, no sign of traffic or queues, an easy journey down the West Witterings. Even the car park was queue-less. We found a quite parking spot at the furthest East End and unloaded the children and dogs and headed towards the sea.
It’s been a while since I visited this end of Witterings. It didn’t disappoint! The sun made an appearance and the sea wind gave me the wake up I needed. The East Head sand was clean and largely un-walked since high tide and we made our way around the peninsular.
When we reached the protected inlet round the back of the sand dunes, we enjoyed the respite from the wind. The children picked blackberries and the dogs played in the shallow protected waters. A few novice paddle boarders were testing their skills on the flat water before venturing out around the head.
Thoroughly ready for lunch, we headed to The Lamb, a traditional pub restaurant with a great menu and friendly staff. A day well spent.
A word of caution, don’t forget to check when dogs are allowed on the main beach. It is also advisable to check the cost of parking. My two hours cost £8.50.