The Beach Guide

Fairlight Glen Beach (Hastings)

Fairlight Glen Beach (Hastings) - East Sussex

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Fairlight Glen is a popular naturist beach, also enjoyed by non-naturist visitors. It is found in a suitably secluded location overlooking Covehurst Bay a mile or so east of Hastings. Whilst people do swim here, bear in mind that there are hidden rocks submerged in the surf and that there is no lifeguard service.

The nearest car park from the beach is at the Hastings Country Park Visitor Centre, where there is also a café and information centre, about a 20 minute walk from the beach along a fairly steep path. Alternately, the beach can be walked too from Hastings along a cliff-top path.

The Hastings Country Park Nature Reserve, a designated Special Area of Conservation, which backs the beach, is popular with walkers. It is also an excellent place for getting closer to nature, as there are plenty of lovely wild flowers to be seen here in spring and summer, and many interesting species of bird migrate here in the spring and autumn.

Type of beach

Sand & shingle

Lifeguard service


Dogs friendly beach?

The beach is cleaned daily during summer and there are dog free zones.

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  • Cafe/restaurant
  • Facilities

    • Pier

    Nudist/naturist beach


    Nearest town



    TN35 4AD

    OS grid ref.

    TQ 8599 1087