8 Coastguard Cottages

West Wittering, Sussex

A charming cottage for families who love the outdoors: close to beaches, salt marshes & rolling countryside


5 beds


3 bedrooms


Sleeps 6


Step through a white gate, down the garden path and into the porch of your cottage; one in a neat row of whitewashed 19th-century dwellings. Downstairs there’s a fresh nautical feel with white, grey and blue tones and seascapes on the walls. The cosy living room, dining area and well-stocked kitchen are all open plan; and the spick and span family bathroom is downstairs too. Take your morning Nespresso outside to the terrace while you plan your day – perhaps a yomp through miles of rolling Sussex landscape, a jaunt to boaty Chichester or a wander down to wonderful West Wittering beach, a ten minute walk, for some twitching: swifts and swallows in spring, oyster catchers and geese in autumn. You’re left a generous pile of logs for the open fire, a TV and plenty of books and board games – there’s also a shed in the garden bursting with outdoorsy things: bikes, body boards, buckets, spades and crabbing nets. Upstairs to three restful bedrooms that continue the seafaring theme, the double has a distant view of the sea and one of the twin rooms is best suited to little ones.


  • Hot tub
  • WiFi
  • Swimming pool
  • Mobile reception
  • Oven
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Hob
  • Parking on premises
  • Barbecue
  • Free parking nearby
  • Meals available
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Breakfast available
  • Accessible by public transport
  • Central heating
  • Wheelchair access
  • Limited mobility
  • Air conditioning
  • Washing machine
  • Garden
  • Television
  • Tennis court
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Children welcome
  • Books and toys
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair


  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles


  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

& pricing

Special offer: Treat yourself to a break, have an egg hunt on the sand dunes, see great theatre in Chichester, play cricket on the green, have picnics or snuggle up in front of the fire after seaside walks.

Booking information

Check in
From 3pm
Check out
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.

Dog bowls and towels for drying.

Dogs £10 per stay. Max. 3 (depending on size and age).

Secure garden; coastal walks, dog-friendly sandy beach nearby. Don't leave dogs alone if they bark or cry, and do keep fido off beds and furniture.

Pubs/restaurants 5-minute walk.


Nightly price
from £125
Weekly price
from £865
Damage deposit
Short breaks occasionally available up to 6 weeks in advance.
1 Cottage for 6
From £1255 beds3 bedrooms


The cottage was beautifully presented and had all we needed for a comfortable stay. The location is absolutely fabulous. Such a treat to walk out of the gate and immediately experience such a beautiful natural environment. The coastal walks in all directions were stunning. Other than walking and throwing stones in to the sea, crabbing, bike trips into East Wittering and a few cafe/pubs stops were topped off by games around the table in the evening. Perfect.


My family and I had a wonderful stay in the cottage this Easter. The location can’t be bettered and the cottage was perfect, cosy with everything we could have wanted. After a day on the beach it was brilliant to walk back to a welcoming cottage with an open fire. Looking forward to our next stay.

Maria, London

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The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from Pilar Lafuente

  • The house is a two-story Grade II listed terrace dating from 1834. The terrace in front of the house is a west facing sun trap and isfurnished with a wooden table, long bench & chairs.
  • The Landing The Landing café has the best coffee, lovely sandwiches and cakes and is a five minute walk from the cottage. Their summer hours are M-F: 8-6pm and Sat & Sun: 9-6
  • Local Activities:Watersports Riding Sailing Birdwatching Horseriding: Cakeham Stables Rambling Fishbourne Roman Palace Golf at Goodwood Racing at Goodwood Pallant House Gallery in Chichester Chichester Cathedral Chichester Multiplex cinema
  • East Head Sand Dunes The cottage is on the last road before West Wittering Beach. West Wittering beach and the East Head sand dunes are managed by the National Trust. East Head is a 10 minute walk from the cottage along the newly rebuilt Harbour Wall Walk
  • Old House at Home 01243 511234 From The Landing you can see The Old House at Home to the right, across the street on Cakeham Road. This popular pub & restaurant gets filled up quickly so we recommend that you book a table if you wish to eat there.
  • Tessiers Butchers: Last, but not least, is Tessiers, a great & friendly butcher. As well as all the meats, including home-made sausages and a BBQ range, deli foods, butter, jams, biscuits.