Cooden is your typical Sussex beach, so expect a long stretch of shingle divided up by wooden groynes and you won’t be disappointed. At low tide there are some sandy flats exposed.
This stretch of coast is popular with kite surfers and windsurfers. It is also known for jet skiing although a 8 knot speed limit applies.
Getting to Cooden beach couldn’t be easier as there is a railway station practically on the beach. And for those arriving by car there is free parking on the beachfront.
Type of beach
Dogs friendly beach?
Dogs are allowed on the beach and dog bins are provided.
- Kite surfing
- Wind surfing
- First aid point
OS grid ref.
TQ 7134 0650
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Cooden Beach Reviews
LocalJun 10th 2021
No parking. Look out for local new by laws. No overnight parking, double yellow lines on road, no jetskis allowed, no facilities. B laws enforced with fines. Avoid.
No parking if it’s is a hot busy day. Gets overcrowded. Road gets clogged up. No toilets or amenities close by (15 min walk to public toilets) and actually saw people “doing their business” on the beach between beach huts. Abhorrent!
Best beach in SE
Gary WrightApr 24th 2021
Great place, never disappointing. Just perfect to walk, sit, swim, kayak and lie. I love this place and there’s never many people there. Park on the stretch of road closer to Norman’s bay.
Exceptional hidden gem
SteveAug 21st 2020
A wonderful south coast shingle beach. Dog friendly for walkers. Low tide provides 2-3 hours of stay flats for walking and paddling. High tide provides a brilliant swim with yards until you are fully submerged.
Parking on the shingle by Herbrand Walk is easy and the cooden beach hotel offers fantastic seafood and pub fare for inside and outside dining.
Shhhhh don’t tell anyone about it…!
JenniferJun 10th 2020
Love this place there’s not much there but if you just want to relax on the beach it’s perfect for you and your pup
TroyNov 16th 2019
Good for walking your dog