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Saltdean Beach

Newhaven, City of Brighton and Hove

The beach has been formed by recent coastal defence work - shingle between rock groynes. At low tide, rock pools are created and the beach is backed by high chalk cliffs.

Beach Type



There are toilets halfway up the cliff ramp
Whitecliffs cafe is adjacent to the toilets
There is also a first aid post and lost child centre


Rock pooling at low tide
Scuba diving
Surfing(hire available)
Childrens area and water sports centre

Nature and Wildlife

There is an undercliff walk from Saltdean to Brighton and a cycle route the length of the seafront.

Water Quality




Cleaning and Litter

The beach is cleaned regularly. It is cleaned daily in the summer. Bins are available.


Dogs are banned on 2 of the 4 beaches from 1st May until 30th September.

Awards and Recommendations

Quality Coast Award
Marine Conservation Society Recommended

Tourist Information

Tourist Information Centre 10 Bartholomew Square Brighton East Sussex BN1 1JS Tel: 01273 292599


Nearest town: Newhaven
County: City of Brighton and Hove
Latitude/Longitude: 50.7987, -0.0401146
Postcode: BN2 8SQ
(postcode is for sat-nav purposes only, and may not represent the actual address of the beach)

Explore more of the area around Newhaven, East Sussex at Explore Britain.


From Brighton. take the A259 to Saltdean. Access to the beach itself can be gained via a steep ramp to undercliff from the top. steps from the cafe or by the subway from the car parking area on the A259.

Public Transport

Bus Nos. 27. 14 and 712 run close to the beach. The nearest train station is Brighton.

Nearest Railway Stations

Southease (Approx. 4 miles away)
Newhaven Town (Approx. 4 miles away)
Newhaven Harbour (Approx. 4 miles away)
Moulsecoomb (Approx. 5 miles away)
Falmer (Approx. 5 miles away)

Important! Distances are as the crow (or seagull) flies. Road distances may be considerably longer, especially at estuary locations.


Car parking is available on the northside of the A259.

Nearby Car Parks

Rottingdean Marine, Rottingdean (Short/Medium/Long stay).
About 0.7 miles away
Rottingdean West Street, Rottingdean (Short stay).
About 0.8 miles away
Fairlight Avenue, Peacehaven (Unknown stay).
About 1 miles away
Roderick Avenue South, Peacehaven (Unknown stay).
About 1.7 miles away
Roderick Avenue North, Peacehaven (Unknown stay).
About 1.7 miles away
Steyning Avenue, Peacehaven (Unknown stay).
About 1.9 miles away
Promenade, Peacehaven (Unknown stay).
About 1.9 miles away
Piddinghoe Avenue, Peacehaven (Unknown stay).
About 2.2 miles away
The Sports Park, Peacehaven (Unknown stay).
About 2.3 miles away
Brighton Marina, Brighton (Unknown stay).
About 3 miles away

Accomodation Links

Hotels and Guest Houses in Newhaven