News -15 February 2021

Your lockdown survival guide to coastal coffees and tasty takeaways in the Witterings

a coffee cup from home sitting on a rock

With miles of coastline to enjoy right on our doorstep, lockdown in the Witterings has consisted of daily beach walks and an endless stream of hot coffee!

When Covid-19 hit in March last year, nobody could have imagined that almost a year later, we would still be living life in limbo, waiting for things to return to “normal”.

Many businesses have struggled to keep their doors open, but fortunately, a handful of our local cafes have opened up for take-away (safely following government guidelines) to dish up tasty treats, hot coffee and heart-warming meals for the community to enjoy – and we’re excited to share our top 3 with you!

Supporting local has become more important than ever … and if that means we have to buy an extra cake or two from our favourite café, then we’re up for the challenge. If you are a local in the Witterings, it is time to pull on your wellies, wrap up warm and get walking – oh, and don’t forget to grab your take-away en-route!


Drift-Out Surf Café

If it’s surf vibes you’re looking for, then Drift-Out is the place for you! Situated on Shore Road in East Wittering, this café is bursting with style.

Sandwiched between their Surf Shop and “Drift-In” café, the “Drift-Out” side of the business offers pretty much what it says on the tin… a full healthy menu to take away! Their coffee is regularly hailed “the best for miles”, their menu is bursting with gluten free/vegan options and it’s only a short walk through the village to the beach.

Open for take away Monday – Sunday 10am – 3pm.


Billy’s on the Beach

A seaside restaurant and café, Billy’s on the Beach has become the “go-to” for freshly ground coffee and homemade bakes to take away throughout lockdown. Situated right on the beach front in Bracklesham Bay, it’s the perfect pit stop on your beach walk – start, finish or both!

Open for take away Monday – Sunday 9am – 4pm.


The Boulevard

Situated in the centre of East Wittering, The Boulevard has been serving the local village and its holiday makers since 1979 – and lockdown 3.0 hasn’t changed that!

Whether it’s coffee, cakes, hearty breakfasts, lunch or dinner you’re after, The Boulevard are offering their full menu on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays.

Pre order or walk in – open on a Friday & Saturday 9am – 7.30pm plus Sunday 10am – 5pm.


We can’t wait to welcome guests from further afield back into our beautiful properties soon.

Summer is fast approaching, warmer days on the beach are just around the corner and we’ll soon be sipping cocktails instead of coffees!

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