The port of Newhaven lies at the mouth of the River Ouse, in East Sussex. With its bustling marinas and maritime heritage, it is an atmospheric base from which to explore the Sussex coast. As you explore the waterfront, look out for Newhaven Gig Rowing Club, who can often be seen in their beautifully restored Cornish boat. Near the harbour wall, you will find a glorious stretch of sand, where sunbathing and swimming are popular. On the doorstep of your holiday cottage in Newhaven, you can take the ferry to France, eat at one of Dieppe’s seafront restaurants, pick up a bag of fresh produce and return at sunset. In the town centre, there are a variety of independent businesses, including West Quay Fisheries, where you can buy fresh seafood. One of the town’s most distinctive landmarks is Newhaven Fort, which was built in 1871 and played an important role in the World Wars. A stroll to this hillside coastal defence is essential on self-catering holidays in Newhaven, with far-reaching views towards France, and the opportunity to explore the labyrinth of tunnels. Spectacular walks can be enjoyed on Newhaven’s doorstep, along the riverbanks and coast, and through the wild scenery of Castle Hill nature reserve. The chalk hills of the South Downs National Park are nearby, as is the lively city of Brighton.

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Brooks Lodge is an award-winning eco-friendly cottage surrounded by lush green fields in Piddinghoe, Sussex, just moments from Egrets Way. Boasting wonderful countryside views, the rural cottage offers extensive grounds and large windows to capture the views, plus contemporary style throughout.

Recommended Places to Visit When Staying in a Newhaven Holiday Cottage

Seaford MuseumHoused in the Martello Tower on the Esplanade at Seaford, this unique museum is well worth a visit.

Brighton Toy and Model MuseumIn Brighton city centre, peruse this remarkable collection of toys from around the world.

Paradise ParkThis family-friendly attraction encompasses a garden centre, theme park and museum, just outside the centre of Newhaven.

Sea Life BrightonSea Life is not to be missed, in the city of Brighton, a short drive westward along the coast.

Drusillas ParkDiscover a zoo, play areas and plenty more at this popular Sussex attraction.