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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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 3 beaches at Seaford, 23 beaches in East Sussex, or check our list of East Sussex Dog Friendly Beaches.

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7 Day Weather Forecast

Expect a temp in the range 17.9℃ to 19.7℃ with wind speed 2.2 m/sec (W)
Thursday, Aug 18
Expect a temp in the range 16.2℃ to 17.2℃ with wind speed 3.5 m/sec (ENE)
Friday, Aug 19
Expect a temp in the range 19℃ to 19.5℃ with wind speed 6.4 m/sec (WSW)
Saturday, Aug 20
Expect a temp in the range 14.7℃ to 15.8℃ with wind speed 2.8 m/sec (NW)
Sunday, Aug 21
Expect a temp in the range 16℃ to 18.2℃ with wind speed 4 m/sec (W)
Monday, Aug 22
Expect a temp in the range 18.4℃ to 19.7℃ with wind speed 5.8 m/sec (SSW)
Tuesday, Aug 23
Expect a temp in the range 16℃ to 18.3℃ with wind speed 4.9 m/sec (W)

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.

Wed 17 Aug
   High Tide at 03:22 (Height 6.41m)
   Low Tide at 09:43 (Height 1.01m)
   High Tide at 15:44 (Height 6.45m)
   Low Tide at 22:03 (Height 1.28m)
Thu 18 Aug
   High Tide at 04:01 (Height 6.06m)
   Low Tide at 10:19 (Height 1.38m)
   High Tide at 16:21 (Height 6.07m)
   Low Tide at 22:43 (Height 1.63m)
Fri 19 Aug
   High Tide at 04:42 (Height 5.63m)
   Low Tide at 10:59 (Height 1.79m)
   High Tide at 17:04 (Height 5.64m)
   Low Tide at 23:30 (Height 2.00m)
Sat 20 Aug
   High Tide at 05:33 (Height 5.19m)
   Low Tide at 11:52 (Height 2.21m)
   High Tide at 17:59 (Height 5.20m)
   Low Tide at 00:37 (Height 2.31m)
Sun 21 Aug
   High Tide at 06:51 (Height 4.86m)
   Low Tide at 13:10 (Height 2.49m)
   High Tide at 19:28 (Height 4.94m)
Mon 22 Aug
   Low Tide at 01:59 (Height 2.41m)
   High Tide at 08:24 (Height 4.89m)
   Low Tide at 14:37 (Height 2.49m)
   High Tide at 20:50 (Height 5.04m)
Tue 23 Aug
   Low Tide at 03:20 (Height 2.24m)
   High Tide at 09:31 (Height 5.21m)
   Low Tide at 15:52 (Height 2.21m)
   High Tide at 21:51 (Height 5.35m)

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