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Newhaven - West Quay Beach

Newhaven, East Sussex

The beach within the breakwater is sand. To the western side of the breakwater the beach is shingle backed by cliffs.

Beach Type



Cafe/restaurant and a slipway


Scuba diving
Sea canoeing
Power boating
Water skiing and fishing
There is no zoning for water sports

Nature and Wildlife

Newhaven Fort is located on top of the cliffs with tunnels that lead down to the beach.

Water Quality

Not Tested



Cleaning and Litter

There are litter bins on the beach.


Dogs are allowed but there are no dog bins.

Tourist Information

Lewes Tourist Information Centre. 187 High Street. Lewes. BN7 2DE. Tel: 01273 483448. Fax: 01273 484003


Nearest town: Newhaven
County: East Sussex
Latitude/Longitude: 50.7783, 0.0512409
Postcode: BN9 9HD
(postcode is for sat-nav purposes only, and may not represent the actual address of the beach)

Explore more of the area around Newhaven, East Sussex at Explore Britain.


The beach is accessed from Newhaven town centre. from South Way turn left to Riverside. then left into Fort Road which leads to the beach car park.

Public Transport

The nearest train station is in Newhaven town centre. approximately 15 minutes walk from the beach.

Nearest Railway Stations

Newhaven Town (About a mile away)
Newhaven Harbour (About a mile away)
Bishopstone (Sussex) (About a mile and a half away)
Seaford (Sussex) (Approx. 2 miles away)
Southease (Approx. 4 miles away)

Important! Distances are as the crow (or seagull) flies. Road distances may be considerably longer, especially at estuary locations.


There is parking for 60 cars at the beach. There is a charge for using the car park.

Nearby Car Parks

Newhaven Fort - Main, Newhaven (Unknown stay).
About 0.4 miles away
Newhaven Fort -West, Newhaven (Unknown stay).
About 0.4 miles away
Fort Rise -North, Newhaven (Unknown stay).
About 0.4 miles away
West Quay (North), Newhaven (Unknown stay).
About 0.8 miles away
Bay Vue, Newhaven (Unknown stay).
About 0.9 miles away
Dacre Road, Newhaven (Unknown stay).
About 1.1 miles away
Mill Drove, Rookery Hill (Unknown stay).
About 1.1 miles away
Lower Place, Newhaven (Unknown stay).
About 1.1 miles away
Buckle, Seaford (Unknown stay).
About 1.4 miles away
Lambes Bridge, Seaford (Unknown stay).
About 1.8 miles away

Accomodation Links

Hotels and Guest Houses in Newhaven