Portobello Beach (Brighton)

Portobello Beach (Brighton) - East Sussex
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Portobello Beach is situate mid-way between Brighton and Newhaven, to the east of Brighton Marina.  The beach is a mix of sand and shingle, flanked by stunning white chalk cliffs.

Being the furthest out of Brighton’s beaches it tends to be less busy than those nearer the town’s seafront and is mainly enjoyed by the locals who come here to swim, surf and fly kites. 

In summer, visitors can enjoy taking a dip in Saltdean Lido, a Grade II listed outdoor pool with a 40-metre heated pool and children’s splash pool.  For those looking for a land based activity, the nearby Seven Sisters coastal path is popular with walkers. 

There are shops and eateries in Saltdean and of course the lively resort of Brighton is just 4 miles to the west. 

Type of beach


Lifeguard service


Dogs friendly beach?

Dogs restricted.

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  • Swimming/bathing
  • Surfing


  • Cafe/restaurant
  • Toilets
  • Town centre nearby
  • Shop
  • Pier

Nearest town




OS grid ref.

TQ 3812 0187


Plentiful parking. charges generally apply.

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