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Newhaven

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Newhaven[1] is in East Sussex.

Get in[edit]

By train from Lewes or Brighton. By ferry [2] from Dieppe.

Get around[edit]

The town is not big enough to warrant taking a bus around. Car parking is available at the Fort and Paradise Park. Both of these places are within walking distance from the station and ferry port.

See[edit][add listing]

The interior of Newhaven Fort
  • Newhaven Fort[3], a pre WWII fort.
  • There are probably coastal walks towards Brighton, but a better bet would be to go the other direction from Seaford towards Cuckhaven and on over the Seven Sisters towards Beachy Head.

Do[edit][add listing]

  • Catch A Ferry most travellers will use Newhaven as a stopping point en route to France (and beyond); services to Dieppe
  • Newhaven Fort A fort in operation since Napoleonic times, it ceased operation after WW2 and has been converted into a fascinating museum. the view over the channel is also well worth a visit. Prices are as follows:
  • Adults £5.75
  • Senior/Concession £4.65
  • Child £3.70
  • Family Tickets (2 Adults + 2/3 Children) £16.50
  • Season/Yearly Tickets:
  • Adults £16.50, Senior/ Unwaged/student £13.00,
  • Child £11.00, Family £45.00

Visitors must note that there is a height bar to the car park; however alternative car parking is available.

  • Tide Mills Not a great tourist attraction, part of the old course of the Ouse River; before it broke through and 'New - Haven' was created. There are various specialist plants. Possible to walk to the nearby town of Seaford, very pleasant on a sunny day
  • Paradise Park Originally a garden centre but has had bits added to it, now includes a model railway, dinosaur museum, a mini arcade and Newhaven Museum. it in the north of Newhaven, on 'Avis Road'. Open Sundays

Buy[edit][add listing]

  • Fish Newhaven has a small fishing port and various places around the town sell fresh, local fish
  • Tents etc If you need one, or other sporting goods there is a sporting shop, ask locals for directions
  • Food Newhaven has two supermarkets, which should supply a traveller with any food he or she needs
  • Ferry Tickets From the 'Transmanche' desk, in the Western Harbour; it is signposted from the main road

Eat[edit][add listing]

  • The Viceroy, 4a Bridge Street, 01273 514987, [4]. If you're looking for traditional Indian cuisine, visit The Viceroy. Fresh, aromatic curry's served. Takeaway available.  edit
  • The Drove Newhaven, BN9 0AG 01273 612356
  • Bridge Street 12 Bridge Street
  • Various other establishments; The Hope serves good food; it is underneath the fort; upstairs has a view over the harbour. For the desperate / insane there is a McDonalds opposite the Focus retail park

Drink[edit][add listing]

Being a port there's a fairly decent selections of drinking establishments, most pubs that serve food also serve alcohol

Sleep[edit][add listing]

  • Bed and Breakfasts Ask at the ferry port or a local.
  • Travel Inn Generic Hotel, on the road between Newhaven and Seaford.
  • Buckle Camping It's near Seaford, but still only about 3-4 miles from Newhaven

Get out[edit]

  • Newhaven has a ferry service to Dieppe.
  • Brighton to the West is a simple bus (£2.50 taking about an hour) or train (£3.60 return taking about half an hour) by car it is easily accessible along the coast road
  • Take a walk on the beach towards Seaford, passing the old Dieppe Seaplane station, tidemills water mill (disused) and the old railway to Seaford (it was moved in the late 1800s)
  • Visit Cuckmere Haven


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