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Cuckmere Haven, Seaford

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Beach · Nature / Park
Cuckmere Haven (also known as the Cuckmere estuary) is an area of flood plains in Sussex, England where the river Cuckmere meets the English Channel between Eastbourne and Seaford. The river is an example of a meandering river, and contains several oxbow lakes. It is a popular tourist destination with an estimated 350,000 visitors per year, where they can engage in long walks, or water activities on the river. The beach at Cuckmere Haven is next to the famous chalk cliffs, the Seven Sisters.

The wreck of the Polynesia, a German sailing ship that ran aground in April 1890 west of Beachy Head laden with a cargo of sodium nitrate, is exposed at low tide.
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  • I was on a small group tour and we drove through this area. It had been flooded but was fine the day that I was here. Great scenery.  more »
  • We had a lovely walk en route to Brighton, we only walked for around 40 mins but it’s a very easy walk and it’s very peaceful and has stunning views. Will venture further along next time. There are...  more »
  • Nice views of the Seven Sisters Chalk cliffs, part of a pleasant coastal walk. The picture is of the Coast Guard Cottages  more »
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  • We had bad weather today but still a great place to walk. Follow the the path to the left of the river then the steep climb up the cliff. Continue to walk along the Seven Sisters
  • Free parking. Stunning views. Lovely walks. However wheelchair users or anybody wobbly on their feet would not be able to access the beach. It is all big stones and pebbles. Path down very stony too. Dog friendly. Can swim in both sea the river running to the sea. Cliff top walks too.
  • Went there on a cloudy day but this place gave me a peace of mind! With the lovely scenary of the Cliff, the sea and cottages, I was totally refreshed. We initially took 12x from Brighton sea life stop and then getting off at the seven sisters Cliff info centre. Though the Seaford view path, it’s a 30mjn walk along the river where we saw the sheep and cows just next to us. Then we come to the beach full of lovely stones! These stones are covered by salted dried out from seawater. Walked along the beach, listening to the waves have been the most relaxing time for me! Climbed up the cliff to have a head- view of the place! This is so great! Amazing!!!
  • Beautiful beach, excellent views of the cliffs and the walk up the river is pretty pleasant
  • Beautiful walk out to the sea with great parking

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