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Bexhill and Cooden

Bexhill-on-Sea has a rich architectural history centred around Victorian and Edwardian design, it is surrounded by beautiful open countryside, historic attractions and a good selection of shops, restaurants and accommodation.

Bexhill Beach is a main attraction. Its long, gently sloping, shingle beach provides a great location for days out, leisurely walks and enjoying the activities on offer. The De La Warr Pavilion provides a focal point for visitors, offering events and year round entertainment.

Cooden Beach lies to the west of Bexhill and provides a secluded getaway, where you can enjoy a quieter beach area. Outside the Coast Award area you can enjoy windsurfing, kite surfing and other exciting water activities. Beach huts lie at Herbrand Walk and there is ample opportunity for bird watching.

Byelaws restrict some activities on Bexhill Seashore and the Promenade.  

pdf icon Bexhill Promenades Byelaws [790kb]

pdf icon Bexhill Seashore Byelaws [958kb]


Boats on Bexhill Beach Bench Spring flowers and beach huts

For further information about beach facilities at Bexhill please call our Coast Office on 01424 221407.

The busy sections of the foreshore are patrolled by additional seasonal staff during July and August but the Council does not employ lifeguards.

The Coast Award beaches all have detailed information signs giving details of the location of first aid/emergency services.

pdf icon Bexhill Beach Award Areas [254kb]

pdf icon Normans Bay Beach Award Area [227kb]

pdf icon Cooden Beach Award Area [272kb]


Lifeguard:     No
Emergency Facilities:     No

There is zoning in place to keep swimmers and watersports apart.


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