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 Camber Sands. 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.

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    1. 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…

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    2. 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…

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    3. Brighton Beach

    One of the UK's most famous beaches, Brighton Beach is a pebbly beach with certified Blue Flag waters a 4-mile promenade that buzzes with life in all seasons. It is known as London's beach, even though it is 47 miles away. Unsurprisingly,…

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    4. Cuckmere Haven Beach

    This quiet pebble beach is dominated by the white chalk cliffs of the Seven Sisters just to the east. It sits at the mouth of the meandering Cuckmere river. One of the best known views of the beach is looking out over the coastguard cottages…

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    5. 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…

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    6. Fairlight Glen Beach (Hastings)

    Fairlight Glen is a popular naturist beach, also enjoyed by non-naturist visitors. It is found in a suitably secluded location overlooking Covehurst Bay a mile or so east of Hastings. Whilst people do swim here, bear in mind that there…

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    7. Pevensey Bay

    This rural, shingle beach about 5 miles north-east of Eastbourne is known to be the place where William the Conqueror landed in 1066 before the Battle of Hastings. During the 12th century, the former harbour was a busy commercial port,…

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    8. 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…

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    9. Seaford Bay

    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…

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    10. Normans Bay

    Normans Bay lies on the Sussex Coast between Bexhill and Eastbourne. There is a camping and caravan site adjacent to the beach with a local railway track running behind it. The beach is composed of a mixture of sand and shingle which slopes…

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