This quiet pebble beach is dominated by the white chalk cliffs of the Seven Sisters just to the east. It sits at the mouth of the meandering Cuckmere river. If you are looking for Beaches in Sussex near our campsites, Cuckmere Haven is one to visit. It is a short drive from each of our Campsites in Sussex so take a drive and have a day by the sea!
One of the best known views of the beach is looking out over the coastguard cottages towards the Seven Sisters. This row of 4 cottages was built shortly after the foundation of the National Coastguard Service in 1822. However, they are currently under threat from erosion with the cliffs over 30 metres closer than they originally were.
Cuckmere Haven is a popular spot for anglers with the river mouth providing rich pickings. The area is also abundant with wildlife. Children love Cuckmere Haven as there is so much for them to see, do and play with!
The beach (and backdrop of the cliffs) has been used as a location in numerous films including Harry Potter and Robin Hood.
If you are looking for other beaches in Sussex, take a look at Tide Mills!