Seaford is blessed with a beautiful seafront that sweeps around the bay; encompassed by the striking presence of Seaford Head and the cliffs on the eastern side and Newhaven Harbour with Mount Pleasant in the distance on the western side.
(Picture courtesy of Wayne Spring)
The seafront is jointly owned and maintained by Seaford Town Council, Lewes District Council and East Sussex County Council. The Environment Agency carries out the re-profiling of the beach twice annually (replacing the shingle that has been swept out into the bay) as the beach acts as a key flood defence for the residents of Seaford.
Seaford seafront is not commercialised and some may say this is its beauty. With the town centre less than a five-minute walk away you will not feel a lack of services.
The seafront is home to an RSPB viewing point for the Kittiwakes at Splashpoint, two miles of undisturbed shingle beach (popular with families, fishermen and water sport enthusiasts), a promenade for relaxing walks or bike rides, Martello Tower which houses Seaford Museum and stretching round to Tide Mills at the far western end of the town which are the ruins of an old milling village.
For up-to-date information on tide times, please visit www.metoffice.gov.uk
The leaflet regarding safe swimming and angling off Seaford beach can be downloaded here and can also be found in hard copy in the town/on the seafront.
Guide to Using Seaford Beach & Inshore Waters
Seaford Town Council and Lewes District Council have worked with the voluntary Seaford Lifeguards to rejuvenate the Guide to Seaford Beach & Inshore Waters.
This is now available to download – Guide to Using Seaford Beach & Inshore Waters or hard copies can be obtained from the Lifeguards themselves, who patrol the beach every weekend day during the Summer months, or from the Tourist Information Centre on Church Street in Seaford.
Share with Care Cycle Scheme
Seaford Seafront offers a Share with Care cycle scheme, where walkers and cyclists are encouraged to use the promenade together. There is clear signage along the promenade to guide cyclists and walkers alike to help ensure everyone has a safe and enjoyable experience. There are current plans to improve signs and repaint wording on the promenade path.
Dog Ban Bylaws
Visitors to Seaford seafront should be aware of the Dog Ban bylaws that exist along parts of the seafront, please click on the image to the left to see the poster in more detail.
May to September – NO DOGS BETWEEN FRANKIE’S KIOSK WEST VIEW TO EDINBURGH ROAD/BONNINGSTEDT BEACH HUTS
DOGS ARE PERMITTED ON THE PROMENADE ON A LEAD.
Lewes District Council operates the Dog Wardens within the area so any concerns regarding dogs on the beach should be reported to them on 01273 471 600.
The Salts Café
For hot/cold drinks and a variety of food, located just off the seafront in the Salts Recreation Ground, with bistro style seating and the nearby playground and recreation ground.
Frankie’s Beach Café
For hot/cold drinks and food, located between the Martello Tower and the Salts Recreation Ground, with plenty of seating and a sand pit to keep the kids happy.
For hot/cold drinks and food, adjacent to the Martello Tower with ample parking nearby and plenty of seating on a decked area of beach.
There are a pleasing number of concessions along the seafront – adding just the right amount of life, colour and buzz, without disrupting the natural beauty of Seaford Bay! You will not be left wanting for ice creams, snacks, hot/cold drinks and other delicious treats, as well as keepsakes and treasures from local independent traders. For more information on our concessions, please see Refreshments, Concessions and Street Trading (seafordtowncouncil.gov.uk)
*This page was last updated August 2023*