Cuckmere Haven Beach

Cuckmere Haven (also known as the Cuckmere Estuary) is a shingle beach with rock pools where the river Cuckmere meets the English Channel between Eastbourne and Seaford.  The valley leading to the beach is a flower-rich chalk grassland with views of the Cuckmere River as it meanders towards Cuckmere Haven beach and the white chalk cliffs of the Seven Sisters. The beach sits within the Seven Sisters Country Park.

At low tide ironwork from the wreck of the Polynesia, a German sailing ship that ran aground in April 1890 west of Beachy Head.

The beach has had a history of smuggling and more recently during the Second World War was identified as a possible German landing site so you can still see the pillboxes, anti-tank obstacles/traps and ditches that were installed as a defense system.

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Dog Friendly Beach?

Cuckmere Haven Beach has dog restrictions.
Cuckmere Haven beach, Dogs are allowed but check the signs and please keep dogs on leads.

Why not check other beaches nearby as we have 23 beaches in East Sussex, or check our list of East Sussex Dog Friendly Beaches.


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Place Category: Beaches

7 Day Weather Forecast

Expect a temp in the range 0℃ to 2.4℃ with wind speed 5 m/sec (ENE)
Wednesday, Feb 08fair_night
Expect a temp in the range -0.8℃ to -0.3℃ with wind speed 3 m/sec (NE)
Thursday, Feb 09cloudy
Expect a temp in the range 3℃ to 5.5℃ with wind speed 5.1 m/sec (W)
Friday, Feb 10partlycloudy_night
Expect a temp in the range -2℃ to -1.4℃ with wind speed 2.1 m/sec (N)
Saturday, Feb 11partlycloudy_night
Expect a temp in the range 3.3℃ to 4.1℃ with wind speed 3.1 m/sec (W)
Sunday, Feb 12cloudy
Expect a temp in the range 1.2℃ to 3.1℃ with wind speed 0.6 m/sec (NNE)
Monday, Feb 13cloudy
Expect a temp in the range 3.9℃ to 6.1℃ with wind speed 2.6 m/sec (SE)

Seaford weather forecast from Yr, delivered by the Norwegian Meteorological Institute and NRK

Cuckmere Haven Beach Tide Times

Tide times are available at around 600 locations and the closest location to Cuckmere Haven Beach is at NEWHAVEN 6.55 km (4.07 miles) away. Tides are displayed beneath for up to 7 days and we list both high and low water times along with the height. These times are not adjusted for BST.

Tue 07 Feb
   High Tide at 00:05 (Height 6.37m)
   Low Tide at 06:17 (Height 1.17m)
   High Tide at 12:13 (Height 6.34m)
   Low Tide at 18:36 (Height 1.00m)
Wed 08 Feb
   High Tide at 00:36 (Height 6.42m)
   Low Tide at 06:49 (Height 1.12m)
   High Tide at 12:43 (Height 6.37m)
   Low Tide at 19:07 (Height 0.98m)
Thu 09 Feb
   High Tide at 01:06 (Height 6.42m)
   Low Tide at 07:20 (Height 1.11m)
   High Tide at 13:14 (Height 6.33m)
   Low Tide at 19:38 (Height 1.01m)
Fri 10 Feb
   High Tide at 01:35 (Height 6.37m)
   Low Tide at 07:51 (Height 1.16m)
   High Tide at 13:43 (Height 6.24m)
   Low Tide at 20:08 (Height 1.10m)
Sat 11 Feb
   High Tide at 02:05 (Height 6.27m)
   Low Tide at 08:24 (Height 1.26m)
   High Tide at 14:15 (Height 6.09m)
   Low Tide at 20:40 (Height 1.27m)
Sun 12 Feb
   High Tide at 02:37 (Height 6.11m)
   Low Tide at 08:59 (Height 1.43m)
   High Tide at 14:52 (Height 5.87m)
   Low Tide at 21:16 (Height 1.50m)
Mon 13 Feb
   High Tide at 03:17 (Height 5.89m)
   Low Tide at 09:41 (Height 1.65m)
   High Tide at 15:38 (Height 5.59m)
   Low Tide at 22:01 (Height 1.78m)

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