Newhaven Beach

Newhaven Beach - East Sussex
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Newhaven Beach sits at the mouth of River Ouse, to the east of Newhaven’s breakwater. There is no public access to this beach, although to the west of the breakwater, there is access to Newhaven West Quay Beach.

Excellent views of the beach and surrounding coastline can be seen from Newhaven Fort, a Palmerston Fort built in the 19th century on a clifftop directly behind the beach, designed to protect the coastline from attack.  It which was used by the army until 1962. Today it has been restored as a museum.

The beach is also overlooked by The Hope Inn, a gastropub.  Further facilities can be found in the centre of Newhaven, including a railway station, and a ferry terminal, which runs a service to Dieppe in France.

Type of beach


Lifeguard service


Dogs friendly beach?

We do not have information on this beach but restrictions may apply (usually from Easter until the end of Summer)

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Nearest town




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TV 4492 9994

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