The Beach Guide

Seaford Bay (Dane)

Seaford Bay - East Sussex

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This wide stretch of shingle beach stretches nearly 4 miles between Newhaven harbour and Seaford Head. Seaford has a somewhat laid-back feel to it and is an ideal place to relax and avoid some of the summer crowds that flock to other south coast beaches.

Let's get one thing straight first of all; Seaford is a pebble beach - you won't find any sand here! Once you get your head around the fact you won't be making any sandcastles you can start to enjoy it for what it is, a great family beach. Volunteer lifeguards patrol the beach on summer weekends and there is plenty of parking along the seafront.

Whilst Seaford certainly isn't bucket and spade holiday territory it does still have a pleasant seafront with a few good cafes. Another popular feature is the cycle path which runs along the back of the beach.

Being located just down from Newhaven means Seaford is a great spot to watch the big cross channel ferries sailing over to Dieppe.

Also known as:

Dane

Type of beach

Shingle

Lifeguard service

Yes

Dogs friendly beach?

Dog bins are provided but dogs are not allowed on the beach from May to September.

East Sussex dog friendly beaches »

Activities

  • Cafe/restaurant
  • Facilities

    • First aid point

    Nearest town

    Seaford

    Postcode

    BN25 2QX

    OS grid ref.

    TV 4794 9888

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