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Billy's on the Beach

Bracklesham Lane, Bracklesham Bay, Chichester PO20 8JH, England
+44 1243 670373
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good26%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (30 reviews)
“ice cream” (14 reviews)
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Cafe, Seafood, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
££ - £££
Bracklesham Lane, Bracklesham Bay, Chichester PO20 8JH, England
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Went to Billy's this morning for fathers day breakfast. Weather was incredible so it was full to the brim but the staff were all smiling away and loving the vibe that the busy cafe was bringing. If you want some fab breakfast on the beach...More

Thank Precious R
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We visited the place in the afternoon after reading great reviews. We ordered drinks, calamari as a starter and fish and chips and chicken, bacon, avocado open sandwich. Calamari arrived before drinks, it was fresh and tasty, my mojito was nice as well. However we...More

Thank Simona B
Reviewed 1 week ago

stopped here over the weekend, and liked the place, The location is great, write on the windy beach, the staff are very friendly and efficient, and the décor is quite good as well. I hope the redevelopment has the same character. we did not have...More

Thank JLM3080
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Reading, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I spent a weekend with friends who live close to Billy's and enjoyed a number of visits for dinner and coffees. It's a great beach-side restaurant and my lobster was delicious. The only room for improvement would be more space and I understand the owners...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What a great way to start the day. An early morning weekend 2hr beach walk followed by a hearty breakfast overlooking the sea. The service was prompt, friendly and the amount of food excellent. It is not often a decent vegitarian breakfast is availble along...More

Thank AMAH42
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Pretty much the only reason I go to bracklesham bay, sure the beach is OK but I always console myself for yet again not having found a shark's tooth with a delicious !Sal in Billy's

Thank tuckerjenkins
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited just expected a normal seaside cafe, surprised the decor was lovely, staff friendly, service great. We sat looking out at the sea, would we go again, definitely YES

Thank Julie F
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The food and drinks inside Billy's are great, but we tried the "on the go" this time for drinks on a cold and cloudy day. Bit of a disappointment - the hot chocolate was very watery, the black coffee tasted like tea. If we could...More

Thank 108Greeneyes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We all had fish and chips - delicious. The surroundings are lovely and the staff great! But book ahead!

Thank heppsy
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We read online some high praise about how romantic a cafe this is, so my wife and I went to check it out. It very much lived up to our expectations. Aspects such as the prime location by the beach (okay, it was also a...More

Thank NP1964
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Can I bring a dog?
22 September 2016|
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Response from Honeybonnet | Reviewed this property |
Pretty sure not inside but outside in the summer no problem.
Are you open in mid October
28 August 2016|
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Response from Jane P | Reviewed this property |
The cafe is open all year round, we came to live here in February and enjoyed several amazing breakfast / brunches while we were settling infollowing our move.
Do they have anything for gluten free customers
2 July 2015|
Response from Cjmj77 | Property representative |
Hello Yes we do have gluten free options - we can do plain grilled fish of the day, and we usually have gluten free bread and cakes, and a few others things on our menu that you could choose from. Look forward to your... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$15
Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
View, Child-friendly, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Bracklesham Lane, Bracklesham Bay, Chichester PO20 8JH, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  West Sussex  >  Chichester  >  Bracklesham Bay
  • Phone Number: +44 1243 670373
  • E-mail
Described in The Sunday Telegraph as 'The Best Beach Café in the World', Billy's on The Beach is a fully licensed beach cafe with fantastic views, just along the beach from East Wittering with good parking, great staff, and tasty beachside food. Everything we produce is cooked fresh to order or prepared daily, from fish & chips to burgers, moules frites, kippers, breakfasts, brunches, lunches and three course dinners on every day of the week in the summer except Sundays. We do coffees, cakes, scones, hot chocolates for chilly surfers, ice cream sundaes for kids, big & small, sundowners, wines, and our web site tells you all about us . Come and visit us if you get to the south coast, or visit our sister cafe Billy's on the Road, just north of Billingshurst on the A29. We look forward to welcoming you.
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