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Newhaven[2] is a coastal town in East Sussex, with a daily ferry service from Dieppe, a small town on the north coast of France. An industrial and fairly unattractive town, its main two attractions are Newhaven Fort [3], and Paradise Park [4].

Get in[edit]

Newhaven functions as an entry point to East Sussex through the daily ferry service to Dieppe. [5]

Newhaven is situated about halfway between Brighton and Eastbourne along the A259 coastal road, and at the end of the A26, which connects it to Lewes and, further afield, London.

There is half-hourly train service to Newhaven from Brighton via Lewes, which continues on to Seaford. Change at Lewes for services to London Victoria.

Newhaven is served by the frequent and scenic "Coaster 12" [6] bus service between Brighton and Eastbourne.

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[7], 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, [1]. 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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