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Seaford Dane Beach

Seaford, East Sussex

The bay is a wave-cut platform containing a 4 mile shingle beach. To the east it is backed by the chalk cliffs of Seaford Head Nature Reserve. It is a quiet family beach.

Beach Type



Including disabled facilities
First aid post
Camp site and caravan park


Scuba diving
Sea canoeing
Jet skiing
Power boating
Water skiing and fishing
There is zoning for water sports
Behind the beach there is a recreation ground with tennis
Pitch and putt and a children's play

Nature and Wildlife

Seaford Head Nature Reserve is adjacent to the beach offering cliff top walks. The reserve has ground flora of approximately 250 plants. There are many species of insect. including 28 species of butterfly; waders and sea birds can be seen on the foreshore

Water Quality




Cleaning and Litter

The beach is cleaned as required and there are litter bins present.


Dog bins are provided but dogs are not allowed on the beach from May to September.

Awards and Recommendations

Marine Conservation Society Recommended

Tourist Information

Seaford Tourist Information Centre. 25 Clinton Place. Seaford. East Sussex. BN25 1NP. Tel:01323 897426


Nearest town: Seaford
County: East Sussex
Latitude/Longitude: 50.775, 0.085144
Postcode: BN25 2QX
(postcode is for sat-nav purposes only, and may not represent the actual address of the beach)

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Situated between Brighton and Eastbourne. the beach is reached directly from Marine Parade. Marine Parade is accessed off the A259 on the western side of Seaford town.

Public Transport

Bishopstone train station overlooks the bay and is within two minutes walk of the beach.

Nearest Railway Stations

Bishopstone (Sussex) (Less than half a mile away)
Seaford (Sussex) (Less than a mile away)
Newhaven Town (About a mile and a half away)
Newhaven Harbour (About a mile and a half 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 free parking for up to 200 cars next to the beach.

Nearby Car Parks

Buckle, Seaford (Unknown stay).
About 0.2 miles away
Lambes Bridge, Seaford (Unknown stay).
About 0.3 miles away
Richmond Road, Seaford (Unknown stay).
About 0.6 miles away
Seaford Station, Seaford (Unknown stay).
About 0.6 miles away
West Street, Seaford (Unknown stay).
About 0.7 miles away
Sutton Road/East Street, Seaford (Unknown stay).
About 0.9 miles away
Mill Drove, Rookery Hill (Unknown stay).
About 0.9 miles away
Saxon Lane, Seaford (Unknown stay).
About 0.9 miles away
The Esplanade, Seaford (Unknown stay).
About 0.9 miles away
Newhaven Fort - Main, Newhaven (Unknown stay).
About 1.5 miles away

Accomodation Links

Hotels and Guest Houses in Seaford