Covehurst Bay Beach (aka Fairlight Glen Beach)

Covehurst Bay, also known as Fairlight Glen beach is mainly shingle with some large boulders and patches of sand at or near low tide.

This area has a lot of erosion and access can be difficult and steep with some unstable sandstone and clay cliffs. The stability of the cliffs does make this a good beach for fossil hunting.

Covehurst Bay is known as a naturist beach but is shared by non-naturist visitors.

The beach has no facilities and parking is at the Hating Country Park Visitor Centre (pay and display) with then a walk, some 20 minutes,  down to the beach through the park. Alternatively, you can take the coast path from Hastings which is 3.2 km (2 miles) to the west of the cove.

We have no current information on dog restrictions for Covehurst Bay Beach.

Why not check other beaches nearby as we have 4 beaches at Hastings, 23 beaches in East Sussex, or check our list of East Sussex Dog Friendly Beaches.

Visit Covehurst Bay Beach


(Get directions)

Covehurst Bay Beach Photos


7 Day Weather Forecast

Expect a temp in the range 10℃ to 10.6℃ with wind speed 3.2 m/sec (SW)
Tuesday, Nov 29partlycloudy_night
Expect a temp in the range 5.5℃ to 6.3℃ with wind speed 3.1 m/sec (NNW)
Wednesday, Nov 30cloudy
Expect a temp in the range 8.1℃ to 8.4℃ with wind speed 1 m/sec (ENE)
Thursday, Dec 01fair_night
Expect a temp in the range 6.4℃ to 6.9℃ with wind speed 3.4 m/sec (N)
Friday, Dec 02cloudy
Expect a temp in the range 5.8℃ to 6.3℃ with wind speed 4.3 m/sec (ENE)
Saturday, Dec 03lightrainshowers_night
Expect a temp in the range 5.6℃ to 6.2℃ with wind speed 5.8 m/sec (E)
Sunday, Dec 04cloudy
Expect a temp in the range 5.1℃ to 5.8℃ with wind speed 4.9 m/sec (E)

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

Covehurst Bay Beach Tide Times

Tide times are available at around 600 locations and the closest location to Covehurst Bay Beach is at Hastings 3.24 km (2.01 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.

Mon 28 Nov
   High Tide at 01:19 (Height 7.34m)
   Low Tide at 08:21 (Height 1.24m)
   High Tide at 13:46 (Height 7.06m)
   Low Tide at 20:44 (Height 1.49m)
Tue 29 Nov
   High Tide at 02:15 (Height 7.03m)
   Low Tide at 09:15 (Height 1.50m)
   High Tide at 14:51 (Height 6.66m)
   Low Tide at 21:40 (Height 1.83m)
Wed 30 Nov
   High Tide at 03:19 (Height 6.70m)
   Low Tide at 10:18 (Height 1.76m)
   High Tide at 16:06 (Height 6.33m)
   Low Tide at 22:48 (Height 2.11m)
Thu 01 Dec
   High Tide at 04:29 (Height 6.45m)
   Low Tide at 11:30 (Height 1.88m)
   High Tide at 17:28 (Height 6.17m)
Fri 02 Dec
   Low Tide at 00:03 (Height 2.19m)
   High Tide at 05:45 (Height 6.37m)
   Low Tide at 12:43 (Height 1.82m)
   High Tide at 18:47 (Height 6.22m)
Sat 03 Dec
   Low Tide at 01:15 (Height 2.08m)
   High Tide at 07:00 (Height 6.49m)
   Low Tide at 13:53 (Height 1.63m)
   High Tide at 19:52 (Height 6.41m)
Sun 04 Dec
   Low Tide at 02:20 (Height 1.85m)
   High Tide at 08:02 (Height 6.71m)
   Low Tide at 14:57 (Height 1.42m)
   High Tide at 20:44 (Height 6.63m)

Contains ADMIRALTY® tidal data: © Crown Copyright and database right.

Where to stay ...

You may also like ...

In this 'you may also like' section we attempt to answer what else can I do? Here you have a list by order of being the closest some more beaches, things to see and do, places to eat and upcoming events.

Something to eat…

Nearby beaches…

Need a beach hut…

Something to see and do…

Some more seaside locations in East Sussex

Your Recently Viewed Locations