Activities in Seaford

Seaford is one of the original ‘Cinque Ports’ towns, famous for smuggling and looting during the middle ages.

Lying between Brighton and Eastbourne, the town boasts spectacular views and walking opportunities, with the iconic Seven Sisters Chalk Cliffs being just a 5 minute drive, or 20 minute walk away.

Seaford benefits from a long, wide bay, mostly pebbled beach (although there is a sandy beach towards the Newhaven end of the bay).  A promenade runs the entire length, allowing safe access for both walkers and cyclists.  In the summer, the sea reaches temperatures up to 20° Celsius (68°F), and life guards patrol the beach every weekend making swimming safe and fun.

Activities in Seaford

Seaford is a picturesque seaside town, thriving on tourism in the summer months.   Just walking (or jogging if you are so inclined!) up and down the promenade is refreshing, as the beach front is not developed like many seaside towns.  The views to Seaford Head (and further out of town, the Seven Sisters) are breathtaking.

Seaford has a pebbly shingle beach, so bring beach shoes!  The  beach has Blue-flag status and
allows safe-swimming whilst being looked after by the lifeguards in high season weekends.  Further along Seaford Head, Hope Gap beach is fantastic at low tide for rock pooling and small children can while away hours at a time! 

With free parking the whole length of the promenade, two kiosks that sell tea, coffee and buns etc, an ice cream van, it is the perfect place to spend a day!  Public toilets are readily available near the Martello Tower Museum, a great place to spend a few hours on a rainy day with it’s random assortment of collectibles and ephemera.

Supermarkets: All the major supermarkets will deliver to The Lodge, we like Ocado for their range of products and excellent quality food!  If you prefer to visit the supermarket in person, aside from Morrisons and Co-op in town, there is a Sainsburys and Lidl in Newhaven, just 10 minutes away.  Slightly further afield, Waitrose and Sainsburys are a 10 minute drive away in Eastbourne.

What Seaford has to offer:

  •     NatWest, Lloyds & Barclays banks with cash points, Halifax Building Society

  •     Post office

  •     Newsagents

  •     Morrisons supermarket, plus smaller co-op on Broad Street

  •     Award winning fresh fish shop ‘Pauls Plaice’

  •     Top Class Butcher, Walbrins

  •     Two community Theatres, the Barn Theatre and Seaford Little Theatre

  •     Tourist Information office

  •     Bike hire at the Seven Sisters country park, with Seven Sisters Cycle Co

  •     Canoeing on the Cuckmere river with Seven Sisters Canoe centre

  •     Two Beach kiosks

  •     Family Park with play area and outdoor gym, plus Cafe at ‘The Salts’

  •     Additional park at ‘The Crouch’, with peaceful gardens, plus great childrens play area

  •     Many cafés, pubs and restaurants

  •     Fish & Chip shops (3)

  •     Quality Indian and Chinese restaurants and take aways

  •     Two much loved Italian Restaurants, Gino’s and Diellas

  •     Doctor’s Surgery

  •     Chemist

  •     Bowling green

  •     Domino’s Pizza

  •     Interesting independent shops, including several antiques shops

  •     Largest independent toy shop in Sussex


South Downs Way & South Downs National Park

Seaford falls on the South Downs way, with Seaford Head forming part of this beautiful walk.  The National Park and South Downs Way are accessible just across the road from the cottages.


The town also has two golf courses, Seaford Golf Club, a downland course at Firle Road, and Seaford Head Golf Course which enjoys views of the coastline and the South Downs and is literally few minutes walk away.   (The 9th hole runs the length of Chyngton Road….)

Leisure Centre & Indoor Swimming

The Wave Leisure centres in Seaford, Newhaven & Lewes and its surrounds offer a range of sports and pastimes, including badminton, indoor bowls, children's disco dancing and roller disco, and fitness classes.

Swimming facilities are provided for the town at Seaford Head Swimming Pool. Seaford Head pool is just a 3 minute walk away and offers open swimming sessions, plus fun sessions for families during school holidays and weekends, including a very popular 'Liquid Disco' on a Friday evening.

Towards the western end of Seaford Bay lies Newhaven and Seaford Sailing Club. Founded in 1952 by a group of sailing enthusiasts, the club now has two sites - racing off Seaford Beach and sailing at Piddinghoe Lake near Newhaven where the RYA accredited Sailing School is located.