The best beaches in Sussex
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The choice of beaches, coastlines and seaside locations in Sussex are simply second to none and whilst all very close, are so diverse and contrasting, you'd hardly believe they are in the same county. From the spectacular Seven Sisters cliffs just outside Eastbourne to the beautiful sandy beach and sand dunes of Camber Sands, to the cosmopolitan beach at Brighton and the beautiful natural and very unspoilt family beach of West Wittering through to the exciting beach at Bracklesham Bay where you can find fossils galore, Sussex offers some of the very best beach locations in the country.
Sussex Beach of the Month
Normans Bay Beach
Normans Bay, Pevensey BN24 6PR
Norman's Bay is a strictly one off East Sussex beach. When you visit Normans Bay it's simply a very long, lovely beach with amazing uninterrupted views of the sea. But Norman's Bay beach is a very special Sussex beach as this is the site where the Normans landed in England in 1066 and then marched onto Battle to defeat the King of England Harold at the battle of Hastings. So it's a fantastic Sussex beach for kids to let their imaginations run wild and on hot days when the sea comes right up to the road and, bobbing around on the waves, you can see all the way to Britain's highest chalk cliff, Beachy Head just down the coastline past Eastbourne.
Normans Bay is definitely a beach to take a picnic to, as with the exception of the Star Inn a mile or so down the road, there is very little in the way of places to eat or drink. For that you need to venture back towards Eastbourne or Hastings, but if you prepare well and stock up with goodies, this is one beautiful Sussex beach that you'll want to stay on for the entire day. And it's totally free in every sense!!
Beaches in Sussex