Top Beach Destinations: West Wittering
Our star travel advisor Beth Cooper, founder of luxury travel PR company, Beth Cooper PR, shares with us her favourite beach destinations and her top insider tips for the best places to stay, eat and visit!
Where to go in May: West Wittering, East Sussex
Where to stay: Brick Rose House, Pound Road, West Wittering.
Brick Rose House is a gorgeous, three bedroom house close to the beach and village shops. It's flint and brick exterior is typical of the area and it oozes style and comfort over three floors. It offers all the mod cons; ground floor has cloakroom, laundry room and kitchen breakfast room with a French door leading out to the pretty terraced garden with BBQ and plentiful flowers and lanterns. The second floors overs wet room, brilliant bunk room and sitting room. The top floor provides a second bathroom, twin room and king-size room (though the beds can be split). All the beds are of luxurious with great mattresses and are very comfortable. The lack out curtains are lovely and thick - promoting long lazy lies if the children don't wake you!
The Beaches: The blue flag beach at West Wittering is stunning and wonderful for families. A stroll around the headland of East Head is also not to be missed with the dunes which my children spend hours running in and out of.
Where to eat: Crab and lobster at Sidlesham is delicious, the Landing Café in West Wittering does lovely fresh croissants and coffee and Samphire in East Wittering is a quirky little shabby-chic style rustic eatery which is a must visit for their catch of the day.
What to do: Surfing, kitesurfing or paddle boarding at X-Train on the beach, cycling along The Salterns Way footpath and cycle path - a 19 kilometre long cycle path which runs from the centre of Chichester to the lovely sandy beach at West Wittering.
Don’t forget to pack: A variety of clothes for all weathers and the camera!
Parents will love: The tranquillity of the house, a brisk walk around East Head and the great coffee at the Landing.
Kids will love: Crabbing at the pool close to the house and a visit to the nearby Downland and Weald Museum which is a fun and unusual thing to do once the beach has been explored fully!
Beth Cooper established her business 13 years ago and she is also mum to three lovely children. She loves luxury travel, the outdoors, good food, good wine and spending time with her friends and family. Beth is also passionate about interior design and is currently learning to play polo with her kids!