Newhaven

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Newhaven is in East Sussex.

Get in[edit]

By train from Lewes or Brighton. By ferry [1] 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]

The interior of Newhaven Fort
  • Newhaven Fort. A fort in operation since Napoleonic times, it ceased operation after WW2 and has been converted into a fascinating museum. £6/4.
  • 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

Do[edit]

  • 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]

  • 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]

  • The Drove, 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 McDonald's opposite the Focus retail park.

Drink[edit]

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

Sleep[edit]

  • 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.

Go next[edit]

  • Catch a ferry 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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