East Sussex Beaches

East Sussex Beaches

Planning a trip to the East Sussex Coast? Use our coastal holiday guide to discover beautiful East Sussex beaches.

Find your favourite East Sussex Beaches

There is a beach for everyone, from the bustling seaside towns of Eastbourne and Hastings, where the scent of fish and chips mingles with the salty sea air, to the wide open shores of Camber Sands.

Full List of East Sussex Beaches

See our full list of beaches in East Sussex in alphabetical order. From Hastings to Brighton.

Shingle Beaches and Harbors

The East Sussex coastline is also renowned for its shingle beaches and historic harbors. Winchelsea Beach, a shingle ridge of great ecological importance, home to various wildlife species. Rye Harbour, a nature reserve with shingle ridges, saltmarshes, and a historic harbor town.


Yet, for all its ruggedness, the East Sussex coast also possesses a serene beauty that captivates the senses. The tranquil marshlands of the Pevensey Levels, once flooded by the sea, now offer a sanctuary for migratory birds and a respite for those seeking solace in nature.

Coastal History

This coastline is no stranger to conflict, having borne witness to countless invasions and battles throughout history. The remnants of ancient fortifications, such as the imposing Pevensey Castle and the stalwart Martello towers

What’s On

Coastal events in East Sussex for your diary

Annual events taking place for 2024.

  • Food Festivals
  • Sailing
  • Sporting Events

Places of Interest on the East Sussex Coast

In East Sussex, the Seven Sisters command center stage, undulating chalk cliffs that appear carved by the deft hand of a masterful sculptor. Presiding over this theatrical scene is Beachy Head, Britain’s highest precipice with wild crashing waves below. Visit the many historical landmarks and places of interest around the East Sussex Coast.

Top East Sussex Beaches

Looking for top East Sussex Coast destinations? Miles of sandy beaches, traditional seaside towns and family attractions. Walk the coastal path or find family friendly Blue Flag beaches. There are sandy beaches in East Sussex which are safe for swimming as well as dog friendly beaches for long walks with our four legged friends.

Explore other areas near East Sussex

Explore the miles of UK coastline with popular seaside destinations, coastal walks and water sports. Find more beaches in the southeast coast of England, covering the counties of Kent, West Sussex, Isle of Wight, Hampshire and Hayling Island. Stop off at a beach for the day or walk or cycle the coastal trails.

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