More Information about Cuckmere Haven, South Downs, Sussex


There are bus services along the A259 which run through Exceat from either Seaford or Eastbourne. Some of them also go via Birling Gap and Beachy Head.

There is a small restaurant, the Exeat Farmhouse Restaurant, in the Visitor Centre at Exceat. We had lunch there and discovered that they produce excellent meals - thoroughly recommended.

You could also hire mountain bicycles from here which, among other things, would enable you to cycle around Friston Forest although you should bear in mind that Friston Forest is anything but flat.

The walk from Exceat to Cuckmere Haven is a very easy, flat walk with the river to your right meandering back an forth across the valley floor until it finally runs across the beach into the sea. There is a lot of wildlife around including birds and plants and the shingle beach is actually rather interesting with plants growing in the shingle in places. If you walk to the eastern end of the beach you will be at the start of the Seven Sisters Chalk Cliffs, the first one is called Haven Brow, and they look fantastic.


Contact information for Cuckmere Haven Tourist Information:

For information specifically about Cuckmere Haven or Seven Sisters Country Park contact:

Seven Sisters Country Park
BN25 4AD

Tel: (0)1323 870280


There are many other Tourist Information and Visitor Centres around this area.

This information is based on our visit to Exceat and Cuckmere Haven in September 2007.