"Sittin' on the dock of the bay"

Saltdean Beach

Saltdean is a village suburb to the east of Brighton, on the Sussex coast of the English Channel. Between the groynes, the gravel beach slopes steeply at first but levels off with more sand towards low water. Behind the beach there is the lido and at the foot of the cliff a promenade all the way to Brighton. This bathing water usually achieves high water quality standards.

Beach type: Shingle

Nearest town: Newhaven

Local authority: East Sussex County Council

OS Grid Reference: TQ382017


Marine Conservation Society Recommended

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Things to see and do near Saltdean Beach

  • Saltdean Lido (0m)
  • Grange Museum and Art Gallery (1m)
  • Brighton Marina (3m)
  • Bowlplex Brighton (3m)
  • Volks Electric Railway (4m)
  • Peter Pans Adventure Golf (4m)
  • Brighton Sewer Tours (4m)
  • Funplex (4m)
  • Paradise Park (4m)
  • The Brighton Treasure Trail (4m)
  • Newhaven Fort (4m)
  • Brighton Sea Life Centre (4m)
  • Brighton Pier (4m)
  • Brighton Pier (4m)
  • Artist Studio (5m)
  • Royal Pavilion (5m)
  • Spring Barn Farm (5m)
  • Brighton Museum And Art Gallery (5m)
  • Brighton Fishing Museum (5m)
  • The Painting Pottery Cafe (5m)
  • Brighton Toy and Model Museum (5m)
  • LaserZone (5m)
  • Toy and Model Museum (5m)
  • Kings Road Playground (5m)

Tourist Information

Tourist Information Centre
187 High Street
East Sussex

Phone 01273 483 448
Email lewes.tic@lewes.gov.uk

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Weather and Tides

Forecast for Monday 24 April


Chance of rain 4%
Max temp. 10°C
(feels like 8°C)
Wind 3mph, gusting to 4mph.
Pressure 1019
Humidity 87%
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Chance of rain 4%
Max temp. 11°C
(feels like 9°C)
Wind 3mph, gusting to 5mph.
Pressure 1018
Humidity 77%
UV Index
Air Quality


Chance of rain 4%
Max temp. 12°C
(feels like 9°C)
Wind 4mph, gusting to 6mph.
Pressure 1016
Humidity 71%
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Air Quality


Chance of rain 8%
Max temp. 12°C
(feels like 9°C)
Wind 5mph, gusting to 7mph.
Pressure 1014
Humidity 74%
UV Index
Air Quality


Chance of rain 53%
Max temp. 11°C
(feels like 9°C)
Wind 4mph, gusting to 6mph.
Pressure 1012
Humidity 82%
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Air Quality


Chance of rain 12%
Max temp. 9°C
(feels like 6°C)
Wind 4mph, gusting to 7mph.
Pressure 1012
Humidity 75%
UV Index n/a
Air Quality
Low Tide
04:19 BST
(03:19 GMT)
High Tide
10:17 BST
(09:17 GMT)
Low Tide
16:39 BST
(15:39 GMT)
High Tide
22:42 BST
(21:42 GMT)

Important! Tide times are for the nearest measurement point and may not be accurate for this location. You should not rely on these times for anything other than a broad indication of when the tide will be at its highest or lowest.

In particular, these tide times are not suitable for navigational use. Accurate tide forecasts require complex calculations and detailed local information. If you intend to engage in any activity for which tidal information is important for safety reasons (including sailing, powerboating, diving, and surfing) then you should obtain professional data.

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The beach has been formed by recent coastal defence work - shingle between rock groynes. At low tide, rock pools are created and the beach is backed by high chalk cliffs.

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