12 reasons Newhaven in East Sussex should be your subsequent UK weekend trip

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The desirable operative pier of Newhaven gets a bad rap, that (imho) is wholly undeserved.

Newhaven has a repute as a soiled pier – indeed, 3 years ago, when we initial cycled there from Brighton on an investigatory day trip, we took one demeanour during a transport heading downhill to a scandalous ring road, spun turn and cycled behind in horror.

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Newhaven doesn’t exhibit a secrets immediately, though take a small time to try a city over a A259 and you’ll be agreeably astounded by a resources of attractions on offer, from a Napoleonic Fort guarding a pleasing beach to Paradise Park and Dinosaur Safari.

It’s got good pubs, cafés and restaurants, a purchase of small dilettante shops, and a plcae can’t be beaten, with easy entrance to Brighton, London, a South Downs, a Seven Sisters – and even France on a ferry.

Here are 12 reasons because Newhaven’s a good place to live.

Two marinas

12 reasons we should revisit Newhaven in East Sussex this weekend
Newhaven Marina (Picture: Lucy Mallows)

Newhaven indeed has dual marinas – one is on a bend of a Ouse River, and populated with house-boats and paddle steamers that demeanour as if they’ve sailed here from a Mississippi.

There’s a some-more upmarket jetty during West Quay, with intelligent yachts and a swanky building retard unit complex, still with a good understanding of out-of-date charm.

12 reasons we should revisit Newhaven in East Sussex this weekend
The West Quay (Picture: Lucy Mallows)

The Newhaven Scuba Centre runs courses and sells apparatus for all demeanour of H2O sports.

Newhaven Gig Rowers Club 

12 reasons we should revisit Newhaven in East Sussex this weekend
The rowers bar (Picture: Lucy Mallows)

Newhaven Gig Rowers Club is a comparatively new further to Newhaven Marina, though it’s remade a flowing space.

A organisation of 53 volunteers have remade and repainted a Cornish gig, Amelie, and quarrel on a sea and adult a stream several times a week.

The packet to Dieppe

12 reasons we should revisit Newhaven in East Sussex this weekend
As ferries go, it’s flattering lifelike (Picture: Lucy Mallows)

Since 1851, there’s been a unchanging sea track to France from Newhaven. The packet sails 3 times a day to France and back.

Enjoy a courteous crossing to Dieppe, eat cooking during one of a seafood restaurants surrounding a port, stay Friday night, afterwards pootle around a fanciful Saturday market, shopping your possess weight in cheese before throwing a 6pm packet home. Return trips for a feet newcomer are usually £30.

West Beach

12 reasons we should revisit Newhaven in East Sussex this weekend
West Beach (Picture: Lucy Mallows)

Even on a hottest day of a year, you’ll still have loads of space to widespread your towel.

West Beach is a usually sandy beach on a South Coast until we strech Camber Sands, though it’s owned by French association NPP, who oppose about a exploding fin and insurance, so there is a blockade preventing entrance to a sand, a fin and a lighthouse.

However, swimmers can still suffer a float during low waves on a sandy beach on a easterly side of East Pier.

Newhaven Fort

12 reasons we should revisit Newhaven in East Sussex this weekend
The perspective from a tip is good (Picture: Lucy Mallows)

Newhaven Fort was finished in 1871. It is a largest work of coastal counterclaim built in Sussex and a critical component in dual World Wars.

After a Second World War a installation fell into disrepair, however it has been easy and is now an award-winning caller attraction.

12 reasons we should revisit Newhaven in East Sussex this weekend
The installation was active in a Second World War (Picture: Lucy Mallows)

The exhibits are excellently put together and children will adore all a tunnels, passageways and gun-turrets.

Have lunch in a 1940s-themed Fort Tea Room and make a day of it.

Specialist shops

12 reasons we should revisit Newhaven in East Sussex this weekend
L’isola Buona is a internal value (Picture: Lucy Mallows)

Newhaven has a tip gem – a Sardinian delicatessen, L’isola Buona, run by Lucia.

She gets uninformed breads, cold cuts and cheeses from a Mediterranean and creates a best coffee and sandwiches in Sussex.

12 reasons we should revisit Newhaven in East Sussex this weekend
West Quay Fisheries (Picture: Lucy Mallows)

West Quay Fisheries  – famous to locals as Bickerstaff’s— sells pleasing scallops, oysters, sea drum and lemon sole, nearing during 5am any day from their possess boats.

Great restaurants and cafés

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The Italian-run Luna Rossa during a Marina is always buzzing. Locals come for good coffee and normal fry-ups. In warmer months, they open adult a double doors and widespread out on a sun-trap terrace, charity panini, pasta and pizzas.

12 reasons we should revisit Newhaven in East Sussex this weekend
It’s a good mark to locate some rays (Picture: Lucy Mallows)

At a tip of a High Street, Newhaven Coffee House is a accessible venue, with seats out on a pavement, good coffees, teas and cakes.

I adore a veggie breakie (£7.45), involving poached eggs, mushrooms, peppers and grilled halloumi.

Fab Pubs

12 reasons we should revisit Newhaven in East Sussex this weekend
The Hope Inn is flattering thespian (Picture: Lucy Mallows)

There’s no necessity of watering holes in Newhaven. we consider we counted eight, and a ancestral Bridge Inn during a bottom of a High Street is due for renovation, when it will be taken over by a mythological brewery, Harvey’s of Lewes.

Down during a beach, The Hope Inn does a best fish and chips in town, and, if you’re lucky, we competence get to cadence Pip, a biggest dog in Sussex.

12 reasons we should revisit Newhaven in East Sussex this weekend
The Ark hosts gigs and festivals (Picture: Lucy Mallows)

The Ark, unaware a Ouse River, is famous for its glorious tapas. There are also weekend festivals with barbecues and live bands.

Paradise Park, Dinosaur Safari and Newhaven Museum

12 reasons we should revisit Newhaven in East Sussex this weekend
Make a new crony during Paradise Park (Picture; Lucy Mallows)

Paradise Park is a enormous garden centre with all we need for your behind garden of Eden.

The atmospheric formidable in a shaggy hinterland of Newhaven also has a Planet Earth Museum with a collection of fossils and crystals, and a Dinosaur Safari, delighting a small ones.

On a new visit, we had a smashing knowledge holding a pleasing stable owl, when a internal rescue centre hold an owl show.

12 reasons we should revisit Newhaven in East Sussex this weekend
The Newhaven Local and Maritime Museum (Picture: Lucy Mallows)

Newhaven Local Maritime Museum next doorway displays a naval story of a town and an expanded print collection shows aged Newhaven.

Green Spaces

12 reasons we should revisit Newhaven in East Sussex this weekend
There are some pleasing riverside walks (Picture: Lucy Mallows)

Newhaven is a unequivocally immature city and we have a South Downs on a doorstep.

On a cliffs above a beach, Castle Hill is a internal inlet reserve, where furious creatures flower in a unenlightened bushes.

It’s a good place for foraging, with blackberries, sloes and furious apple trees – we can make a finish pudding for free!

12 reasons we should revisit Newhaven in East Sussex this weekend
The South Downs are on your doorstep (Picture: Lucy Mallows)

In a evening, Riverside park teems with hundreds of furious bunnies, their white scuts bobbing by a prolonged grass.

On a eastern side of a Ouse river, Tide Mills is another inlet reserve, with a hull of an aged flour indent and village.

It’s affordable

If we wish to immigrate to a south coast, Newhaven’s residence prices will come as a pleasing surprise.

Located 20 minutes’ expostulate from Brighton, we can buy a atmospheric three-storey terraced residence with a behind garden for a same cost as a one-bedroom groundwork prosaic in hip Kemptown in Brighton (around £225,000).

Football

12 reasons we should revisit Newhaven in East Sussex this weekend
How many football stadiums are this pretty? (Picture: Lucy Mallows)

Get to newly-promoted Brighton Hove Albion’s pretentious Amex Stadium during Falmer on a approach sight from Newhaven Town. The tour right to a track takes 16 mins and costs £3.60 for a day return.

Bagging a sheet when a Seagulls horde Manchester Utd will be a wily part!

Find out some-more about Newhaven here.

Get to Newhaven: Drive for 20 mins along a A259 Brighton-Eastbourne road. The No.12 ‘Coaster’ sight takes 40 mins from executive Brighton. The sight from London takes 85 mins and costs £18.20 for an off-peak day return.

Stay in Newhaven: AirBnB has doubles from £25 a night. Premier Inn Newhaven has bedrooms from £50.

Go to France: On a Dieppe ferry, feet passengers compensate £30 return. A channel for a automobile and dual people costs from £77 each way. For dual adults and dual children with a car, you’ll compensate from £57 any way.

Top design credit: Lucy Mallows.

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