Cooden Beach

Cooden Beach - East Sussex
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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 train station practically on the beach. And for those arriving by car there is free parking on the beach front.

Type of beach


Lifeguard service


Dogs friendly beach?

Dogs allowed

Dogs are allowed on the beach and dog bins are provided.

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  • Jet-skiing
  • Kite surfing
  • Swimming/bathing
  • Wind surfing


  • First aid point

Nearest town



TN39 3DJ

OS grid ref.

TQ 7134 0650

Water quality

Water quality star rating


Marine Conservation Society Recommended

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Cooden Beach Reviews

Exceptional hidden gem

Aug 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…!

Jun 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

Nov 16th 2019

Good for walking your dog

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