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More places like the west wittering?

Postby mantaj » 16 Mar 2013, 08:27

Hi

I'm from Brighton but often find my self driving the family to the beach at West Wittering as you can park on a big open field, set up for the day, use the facilities and beach and have a BBQ. It's a great day for kids. I just wish I knew more places you could go like this , even if it's there is no beach. It's about being able to be around your parked van that's not in a tarmaced car park!

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Re: More places like the west wittering?

Postby Cableguy » 16 Mar 2013, 19:37

A bit further afield, but kimmeridge in Dorset is a fab place. The carpark is on the top of a cliff and it's grass, ideal for a BBQ etc. beach is brilliant, it's rocky, but v interesting. :ok
Or closer to home, Burling gap is quite nice nr Beachy Head,I've done a Barbie in the car park there too. 8)
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Re: More places like the west wittering?

Postby Palomino » 16 Mar 2013, 21:33

Or Brean near Weston-Super-Mud. You can park on the beach there.
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Re: More places like the west wittering?

Postby jed the spread » 17 Mar 2013, 00:19

There are quite a few places like West Wittering only slightly less crowded along the South Coast. I enjoy getting out and finding them and if you dont mind wild camping you can stay on most of them between December and March without anyone around after 4pm until 10am as the parking restrictions dont apply in the cooler months.


This place is good for a day trip and has areas you can park up in and use the BBQ facilities and has nice walks :wink:

http://www3.hants.gov.uk/countryside/qecp/map-qecp.htm


Hope this helps :ok



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Re: More places like the west wittering?

Postby matt brighton » 25 Mar 2013, 08:13

Hi Mantaj

I know exactly what you mean... yrs ago we used to be able to park just off the road at stanmer park until bunding was there to prevent travellers encampents.

Thanksfor the tip about w wittering and for yours jed too - might try that one out this summer if we get one - i sometimes park up on the prom at hove nr Marzzocchis for a brew (tea.....not special) - not quite away from it all but at least able to enjoy view and use van facilities,

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Re: More places like the west wittering?

Postby mantaj » 01 Apr 2013, 06:47

Thanks for your suggestions , might try some lesser know roads upto the downs to find some more places
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Re: More places like the west wittering?

Postby AarenAce » 15 Apr 2013, 08:35

*West Witterings is a great beach to go to but get there early

*Thorpe Park is just down the road

*Spend a day with friends/family planning retro games like rounds in The New Forest

*Go to Moors Valley Country Park near Bournemouth and attempt Go Ape

*Take some bikes to Queen Elizabeth Country Park in Horndean, have a go at the trails there then treat yourself to a BBQ afterwards

*Marwell Zoo

*If you like history Fishbourne Roman Palace and Butser Historical Village are brilliant
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Re: More places like the west wittering?

Postby rainman » 15 Apr 2013, 12:39

Palomino wrote:Or Brean near Weston-Super-Mud. You can park on the beach there.


Yes, that's not too far from me. I also found one in Cornwall a couple of years ago which was really nice as it had a pub too! Can't remember which one it was now though but this looks useful:

http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/visit/l ... /cornwall/
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