Peacehaven is located above the chalk cliffs in East Sussex, where the top southern dip of the South Downs has been eroded by the English Channel.
American founder Charles Neville designed the town using the U.S. grid system which gives the town a unique feel. Peacehaven also coincides with the point where the Greenwich Meridian crosses the English south coast.
Access to the beach is made via a narrow road (track) ‘The Highway’ which leads from the A259 at the eastern end of the town . If you plan your visit to coincide with a low tide, you may even spot some fossils on the loose borders or foreshore where sponges and echinoids are commonly found. For further details on responsible fossil hunting
Telescombe Village & Tye
Just outside Peacehaven is the unspoilt village of Telescombe. This is an ideal place to set off for a walk along the bridleways to Telescombe Tye, an area of common land that stretches from the village to the coast. En route you can take in the nature rich dew ponds or visit the family run Breaky Bottom Vineyard (call ahead to book a visit).
For a fully mapped route
Fancy a swim, or need your daily fix at the gym? Wave Leisure have centres in Lewes, Peacehaven, Newhaven and Seaford. They also run a series of summer clubs and activities across the summer.
The Big Parks Project is a great place to take kids of all ages. Completed in March 2015 it boasts a large play facility for toddlers and an adventure playground for the older kids complete with a carved dragon, giant acorn tower and flying foxes. There is also a state of the art skate park and an ecologically sound cafe serving fresh coffee, lunch and snacks.