Seaford Head Beach

Seaford Head Beach - East Sussex
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The little cove under Seaford head is divided from the main beach by a large groyne and a jetty. Backed by the sheer chalk cliffs of Seaford Head Nature Reserve there is a small strip of shingle here.
Care should be taken when sitting under the cliffs - they are white because they are constantly eroding, so falling rocks are not unknown.

Like other beaches along this stretch of chalk cliffs Seaford is a good spot for fossil hunting.

Access to the beach is via steep steps from the nature reserve above where free parking is available throughout the year.

Type of beach


Lifeguard service


Dogs friendly beach?

Dogs allowed

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  • Diving & snorkelling
  • Good fishing
  • Swimming/bathing

Nearest town



BN25 1BW

OS grid ref.

TV 4895 9812


There is free parking for up to 200 cars next to the beach.

Water quality

Water quality star rating


Marine Conservation Society Recommended

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