Saltdean Beach

Saltdean beach is shingle between rock groynes backed by high chalk cliffs and at low tide, you have rock pools to explore. Located approximately 5 miles to the East of Brighton.

Due to the coastal erosion on this part of the coast you have a lot of concrete defences visible, so this is not a beach to get back to nature on. The concrete does provide some flat accessible under cliffs walks.

The beach has a few entrance places with parking or you have road parking, summer lifeguards, beach huts, cafe, toilets.

Saltdean Beach has been awarded a regional Seaside Award.

Dog Friendly Beach?

Saltdean Beach has dog restrictions.
Saltdean beach has dogs restrictions in place between May 1st and September 30th.

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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Saltdean Beach Water Quality

Water samples are taken at regular intervals during the bathing season and at the end of the season the water quality is classified as:
  - Excellent: the highest classification meaning the water is cleanest
  - Good: generally good water quality
  - Sufficient: meets minimum standards
  - Poor: You are advised not to swim. The beach will stay open and an action plan should be in place to improve the water quality.

7 Day Weather Forecast

Expect a temp in the range 8℃ to 10℃ with wind speed 5.9 m/sec (WNW)
Saturday, Feb 04cloudy
Expect a temp in the range 7.4℃ to 7.8℃ with wind speed 6.1 m/sec (WNW)
Sunday, Feb 05cloudy
Expect a temp in the range 7.3℃ to 7.8℃ with wind speed 4.2 m/sec (WNW)
Monday, Feb 06partlycloudy_night
Expect a temp in the range 2.1℃ to 2.5℃ with wind speed 3.7 m/sec (NE)
Tuesday, Feb 07clearsky_night
Expect a temp in the range 1℃ to 3.5℃ with wind speed 2.9 m/sec (ENE)
Wednesday, Feb 08fair_night
Expect a temp in the range 2℃ to 2.3℃ with wind speed 3 m/sec (ENE)
Thursday, Feb 09clearsky_night
Expect a temp in the range 5.8℃ to 6.4℃ with wind speed 3.8 m/sec (S)

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

Saltdean Beach Tide Times

Tide times are available at around 600 locations and the closest location to Saltdean Beach is at Brighton Marina 4.65 km (2.89 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.

Fri 03 Feb
   Low Tide at 03:46 (Height 1.70m)
   High Tide at 10:01 (Height 5.47m)
   Low Tide at 16:09 (Height 1.39m)
   High Tide at 22:31 (Height 5.63m)
Sat 04 Feb
   Low Tide at 04:30 (Height 1.44m)
   High Tide at 10:42 (Height 5.68m)
   Low Tide at 16:50 (Height 1.16m)
   High Tide at 23:10 (Height 5.85m)
Sun 05 Feb
   Low Tide at 05:09 (Height 1.25m)
   High Tide at 11:18 (Height 5.83m)
   Low Tide at 17:26 (Height 1.01m)
   High Tide at 23:43 (Height 5.99m)
Mon 06 Feb
   Low Tide at 05:44 (Height 1.13m)
   High Tide at 11:48 (Height 5.91m)
   Low Tide at 18:00 (Height 0.92m)
Tue 07 Feb
   High Tide at 00:12 (Height 6.06m)
   Low Tide at 06:18 (Height 1.08m)
   High Tide at 12:17 (Height 5.94m)
   Low Tide at 18:33 (Height 0.89m)
Wed 08 Feb
   High Tide at 00:39 (Height 6.08m)
   Low Tide at 06:51 (Height 1.06m)
   High Tide at 12:45 (Height 5.93m)
   Low Tide at 19:05 (Height 0.91m)
Thu 09 Feb
   High Tide at 01:06 (Height 6.07m)
   Low Tide at 07:23 (Height 1.08m)
   High Tide at 13:12 (Height 5.91m)
   Low Tide at 19:35 (Height 0.95m)

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