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Beach guides

Beaches are listed from east to west across the county – click on the links to find out more about each one, including facilities and dog walking restrictions. For the Good Beach Guide links, click on the ‘beach info’ and ‘recreation’ tabs to find out more.

Newhaven – Good Beach Guide
Long pebble beach running underneath the cliffs.

Seaford – Good Beach Guide
Long shingle bay, 10 to 15 minutes walk from Seaford train station.

Cuckmere Haven – Good Beach Guide
Quiet pebble beach, part of which is underneath the Seven Sisters cliffs. About 30 minutes walk from Exceat visitor centre.

Birling Gap – Good Beach Guide
Quiet pebble beach in the gap between Seven Sisters and Beachy Head. Accessible only by stairs.

Eastbourne beaches – Eastbourne Borough Council
This popular resort boasts five miles of pebble beach. The area between the Pier and the Wish Tower is a safe bathing area.

Pevensey Bay – Good Beach Guide
Quiet shingle beach in a rural location.

Norman’s Bay – Good Beach Guide
Peaceful beach with good wheelchair access. Mainly shingle.

Cooden Beach – Good Beach Guide
This long shingle beach is easily accessible from the road.

Bexhill – Good Beach Guide
Traditional resort with a long shingle beach.

Hastings beaches – information from Hastings Borough Council
Popular Pelham beach has flat stretches of sand at low tide.

Fairlight Cove – the UK Fossils Network
Rocky beach which is great for fossil hunting. Discover the remains of a submerged forest at low tide.

Winchelsea – Good Beach Guide
Shingle beach with lots of watersports options.

Camber Sands
Blue flag beach, and the only sand dunes in East Sussex.