Pevensey Bay – Eastbourne's Sovereign Harbour – Pevensey Castle

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A level walk beginning along the lovely pebbles of Pevensey Bay beach with the sea beside you, passing two historic martello towers (one of which is lived in), then on pavements and fields through Eastbourne's Sovereign Harbour, redeveloped with swanky new flats and gorgeous boats and on to historic Pevensey Castle (English Heritage, worth seeing), near which there is also a gaol and courthouse museum.

There is a lot of wildlife (birds, rabbits and evidence of moles!) along the way and it is ideal for a dog (on lead for some of walk), with lovely sea views, history, castle, towers, museum, pubs, cafes and shops (for that much needed spot of lunch or refreshments). You may even spot the odd ice cream van or two!

There are WCs at both Pevensey Castle and Pevensey Bay Beach car parks. There is a children's playground and the beach is sandy towards the sea if any of your party wants to build a sandcastle!!

England - South England - East Sussex - Coast


Ancient Monument, Birds, Cafe, Castle, Church, Flowers, Food Shop, Gift Shop, Good for Kids, Great Views, Mostly Flat, Museum, Play Area, Pub, Public Transport, Restaurant, Sea, Tea Shop, Toilets, Wildlife
4/8/2021 - Graham Hooker

Walked this route Easter 2021. Pevensey Bay is not a developed seaside resort and remains an eclectic combination of period development. Something for all tastes! The Sovereign Harbour with its tidal lock gates, is always interesting. A good way to approach the walk is by using the No 99 Stagecoach bus. Weekdays the service is every 20 mins. Start at point 1 and finish at point 22, thereby avoiding the tedious final stretch along the busy A259. The No 99 bus serves both those points.

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