Newhaven in East Sussex
Newhaven in East Sussex offers plenty to do on day trips, for the average traveler. Located at the mouth of River Ouse on the English Channel it often serves as a ferry port for France. In fact, one of its most popular landmarks is the Newhaven Fort. The Fort was used by England during the World Wars and includes a 10 acre complex with stunning views.
Newhaven is easy to get to, nestled in-between Brighton and Eastbourne on the A259 coast road. You might find Brighton and Eastbourne a bit more interesting than Newhaven, but there are still a few things you might want to check out in Newhaven.
Since it is located in England, your best bet is to visit Newhaven in the warmer spring and summer months.
Top Sights of Newhaven
One of the top sights in Newhaven is Paradise Park. Great for the kiddos and adults, Paradise Park is a garden and park. Admission is low and there is plenty to see and do on the grounds. Supernova surboards is another popular attraction for stand up paddle boarding. The aforementioned Newhaven Fort is also an extremely popular attraction in this insignificant town.
Nearby Brighton has more to offer with the annual Great Escape Festival which hosts musical talent from all over Europe during the spring.
Top Night Life Attractions
Newhaven isn’t really known for its nightlife so you will likely have to wonder over to nearby Brighton to have a good time. The top 3 bars/clubs in Brighton include:
- Riki Tik (cheap cocktails with a Caribbean Flare)
- The Black Dove (hot bartenders and fun drinks)
- The Bee’s Mouth ( live jazz bands and open mic nights)
If you are heading to Newhaven then check out neighboring Brighton for a real good time.