Popular West Wittering beach sold out as thousands set to flock to reopening

A POPULAR beach due to reopen tomorrow has been sold out this week as thousands are set to flock to the seaside.

By Steve Deeks
Tuesday, 26th May 2020, 11:49 am
Updated Tuesday, 26th May 2020, 12:34 pm

West Wittering Beach, which was closed over the Bank Holiday weekend, will open once again following a relaxation of rules following the coronavirus pandemic.

The beach, near Chichester, is sold out from Wednesday to Friday after beach-lovers snapped-up tickets having downloaded the JustPark app and pre-booked parking to visit the beach this week.

The car park will be operating at 20 per cent capacity to support social distancing with the estate advising people not to come without a ticket as there is no parking in the village.

West Wittering beach will reopen this week. Photo by Derek Martin

A statement from West Wittering Estate said: ‘We look forward to welcoming back some visitors from May 27.

‘It’s our utmost priority to protect the safety of visitors and our staff, so we’ve taken the necessary steps to introduce a responsible car park capacity and pre-pay entry only scheme.

‘This will allow us to ensure social distancing is practical and means visitors can feel confident in their safety by effectively following the two-metre social distancing rule.

‘We are continuing to work closely with the local authority and Highways Agency to ensure a safe environment both on the beach, on the roads network in our area and in the wider community.

‘As there is no available on-street parking within the village we would ask people not to drive and visit the beach without a pre-booking, and be considerate towards our neighbours and local community.’

The changes will not impact season ticket holders.

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