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.

Car parking

We have no dog information for Cuckmere Haven 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 3 beaches around Seaford, 23 beaches in East Sussex, or check our list of East Sussex Dog Friendly Beaches.

Beach Water Quality

No water quality measurement available for Cuckmere Haven Beach.


Cuckmere Haven Beach 7 day weather forecast, weather in Seaford, East Sussex

Expect a temp in the range 4.5℃ to 8.5℃ with wind speed 1.2 m/sec (NW)
Saturday, Jan 29
Expect a temp in the range 9.3℃ to 9.7℃ with wind speed 7.4 m/sec (W)
Sunday, Jan 30
Expect a temp in the range 2.5℃ to 5.4℃ with wind speed 2.5 m/sec (NW)
Monday, Jan 31
Expect a temp in the range 6℃ to 8.8℃ with wind speed 8.8 m/sec (WSW)
Tuesday, Feb 01
Expect a temp in the range 3.1℃ to 6.2℃ with wind speed 3.3 m/sec (WNW)
Wednesday, Feb 02
Expect a temp in the range 6.8℃ to 9.1℃ with wind speed 8.1 m/sec (W)
Thursday, Feb 03
Expect a temp in the range 8.7℃ to 9.1℃ with wind speed 6.4 m/sec (WSW)

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


Cuckmere Haven Beach tide times.

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