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Best beaches in East Sussex

Below are a list of the top 10 beaches in East Sussex as selected by the users of the Beach Guide website.

The current most popular beach in East Sussex is St. Leonards. If you would like to have your say on which are the best beaches in East Sussex just follow the link to the beach and vote by clicking the star ratings at the top right of the page.

  • 1. St. Leonards Beach

    St. Leonards Beach

    Popular shingle beach just to the west of Hastings. The beach is backed by a promenade and there are plenty of facilities nearby.

  • 2. Pevensey Bay

    Pevensey Bay

    This historical fishing village boasts a rural shingle beach, known as the landing place for William the Conqueror.

  • 3. Bexhill Beach

    Bexhill Beach

    The traditional south coast seaside resort of Bexhill is maybe not in its prime these days but it is still a good spot for a family day at the beach. Those of you familiar with the beaches of Sussex will not be surprised to read the beach is mainly…

  • 4. Hastings Beach

    Hastings Beach

    Hastings' main beach backs right onto the seafront of this established seaside resort town so you are never far away from the town's facilities and attractions. Backed by grand whitewashed Edwardian hotels and a two-layered promenade Hastings has…

  • 5. Camber Sands Beach

    Camber Sands Beach

    Camber Sands is a little unusual for a Sussex beach and the reason is in the name. Yes, sands! Unlike most beaches along the Sussex coast which are lined with pebbles and shingle held in place by a series of groynes, Camber Sands is covered in fine,…

  • 6. Seaford Head Beach

    Seaford Head Beach

    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…

  • 7. Broomhill Sands Beach

    Broomhill Sands Beach

    Just east of Camber Sands is the lesser known Broomhill. Whilst it may not be nestled amongst the sand dunes in quite the way as its neighbour Broomhill is still one of the best beaches around. At low tide the beach here is very flat and sandy expanse…

  • 8. Cooden Beach

    Cooden Beach

    Cooden is your typical Sussex beach, so expect a long stretch of shingle divided up by wooden groynes and you won't be disappointed. At low tide there are some sandy flats exposed. This stretch of coast is popular with kite surfers and windsurfers.…

  • 9. Royal Parade Beach (Eastbourne)

    Royal Parade Beach (Eastbourne)

    Located just away from Eastbourne's main stretch is Royal Parade beach. This shingle beach is popular with both residents and visitors alike although usually somewhat quieter than the main Pier beach. There are plenty of facilities here, including…

  • 10. Birling Gap Beach

    Birling Gap Beach

    The beach at Birling Gap is set at the base of the imposing, sheer chalk cliffs known as the Seven Sisters. Despite being set between the well known seaside resorts of Eastbourne and Brighton this is one of the longest stretches of undeveloped coastline…