Cuckmere Haven
Cuckmere Haven
4.5
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Cuckmere Haven Seaford. The Nature Reserve is easiest accessed by two points; South Hill Barn in Seaford or from Eastbourne Road (A259) at Exceat Bridge. Free parking is provided at South Hill Barn, Seaford, the nearest post code is BN25 4JQ. From here is a simply stunning walk down Seaford Head to Cuckmere Valley, overlooking the Seven Sisters Cliffs and river mouth.
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Olivia
8 contributions
Oct 2022 • Family
Love this place! One of my favourite beaches. Love walking my dogs here. Lovely cliff walks, there is also a beach. You can access one half of the beach via the cliffs. Other half is split by a river. You can access it by driving there, then taking a walk by the river (perfect for paddle boarding) and go to the other half of the beach (clear water but a little deep) or you can access the Seven Sisters cliffs which lead to Beachy Head. Definitely recommend! Maybe not for younger children who don’t like walking or who like to play in the sand - there are only pebbles here.
Written 27 December 2022
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Annmarie M
Brighton, UK110 contributions
Dec 2022
We were a group of 5 including my elderly father who was treating us all as an xmas gift.
We were sat in a cold place. Kept our coats on. We all had 3 courses & we all had cause to complain.
My sister -in-law had the prawn cocktail starter. How it left the kitchen I have no idea! The lettuce was brown! All of it. Her butter was freezing and unable to spread.
We then had the mains. I had roasted veg wrap as did my sister-in-law. I thought roasted veg would be hot, it didn’t mention it was a cold dish. Two very cold wraps with not much veg. My partner had the vegan plant based burger. Awful. Over cooked and like cardboard. My father had fish , chips and mushy peas. The fish was ok but the mushy peas were stone cold! Desserts were ok but overall very disappointing. My father paid AND left a tip! Bear in mind the bill was over £160 he is a pensioner . Very expensive for poor hit and miss food. On leaving he had a bad fall as didn’t see the steps . Surely they should have been marked with yellow non slip paint. Please carry out this necessary improvement especially in this extreme weather . He was very shocked and shaken
Written 15 December 2022
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TheRat1
Haywards Heath, UK301 contributions
Nov 2022 • Couples
The Cuckmere Haven location is one of the best areas for walking along the Sussex coast. Parking is available near the South Downs information centre and then a short walk down to the seafront. The paths are flat and well surfaced although it’s advisable to wear hiking shoes or boots. We have walked on both sides of the river which splits the beach. You could be lucky and cross at low tide and walk back. To the east you have the Seven Sister and to the west Seaford Head.
Written 8 November 2022
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Andrew Jones
London, UK357 contributions
Nov 2022 • Couples
To get to Cuckmere Haven from Seaford it’s about an hour’s hike, but it’s well worth the effort. The beach, the sea, the cliffs, the river… such a beautiful, contrasting mix of natural wonders and landscapes. Sit back, relax, take it all in — and take some great pics.
Written 7 November 2022
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Ann H
York, UK2,158 contributions
Sep 2022
This beautiful stretch of coastline between Seaford and Seven Sisters is truly glorious and unspoilt. We enjoyed a lovely afternoon walk which made us appreciate the true splendour of the location. We parked for free at Seaford Head and took the short walk in the direction of Seven Sisters eventually meeting a sign for the beach. The views across to the Seven Sisters are spectacular and a must for anyone visiting.
Written 11 September 2022
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sharpeyMarlow
Marlow, England121 contributions
Aug 2022 • Family
Hired Huge SUP (paddle board) from Buzz and then went to cafe for light bite . The staff and service at Buzz were great - very friendly and super helpful.

The cafe over the road served beautiful coffee but late in day had run out of most of their food
Written 27 August 2022
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Greg M
United Kingdom2 contributions
Jul 2022 • Friends
Great food and amazing cocktails (would advise passion fruit cocktail)

Will be returning again, great for a summer chat and dine.

Adam and Andy did some great work cheers guys 🥂
Written 18 July 2022
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Goldie1520
Rainham, UK327 contributions
Jul 2022 • Couples
We walked to Cuckmere Haven from
Alfriston. It was quite an easy walk as it was very flat, although we had to look out for cowpats and at one point had to skirt round a herd of cows. However, the walk was totally worth it to see the quintessential south coast scenery at Cuckmere Haven. We took a packed lunch and it was lovely to sit on a a log on the beach and enjoy the views as we ate.
Written 14 July 2022
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SKB627
Illinois229 contributions
May 2022
Absolutely stunning. If you are anywhere near Brighton or Eastbourne, please walk from Seaford to the cliffs. So, so beautiful. I wish I lived near here!
Written 25 June 2022
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Noolina
London, UK69 contributions
Apr 2022 • Couples
A breathtaking place. Simply astonishing!
Bring a pair of Wellies if you want to cross to the other side without getting your feet wet or Rock shoes!
Written 18 April 2022
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