Winchelsea beach

View map of beach Parking available Toilets available SSSI Dog friendly Beach cleaned regularly

Season: winter

The shingle beach at Winchelsea is on the doorstep of one of the five original Cinque Ports, located where the High Weald meets Romney Marsh.  Like Dunwich in Suffolk, it has an eminent commercial history, which the sea has conspired to remove.  Winchelsea itself sits on the Royal Military Canal, which stretches almost from Hastings to Hythe and at the end of the beautiful Brede Valley.  The beach is shingle, with flat wet sand and small pools at low tide.  Many species of birds use the sands.  Winchelsea Beach is popular with dog walkers and rod fishermen. It’s also a fine place for swimming and wind surfing.

Winter visit photo gallery


The importance of this beach to Peter.


Ann’s affinity for this beach and its visitors.


Peter sets the scene, at Winchelsea Beach in East Sussex.

Season: spring

The steep shingle beach at Winchelsea is a favourite for anglers and trippers alike.  On this re-visit the tide was out.  Those enjoying the scene from the back of the beach were twenty feet above those walking by the waterline, although the descent is manageable in terraced stages.  The nearby town of Winchelsea is an historic Cinque Port, steeped in history and well worth a visit.

Spring season photo gallery


The simple pleasures of the beach for Paul and Gemma.


Low tide at Winchelsea.

One thought on “Winchelsea beach

  1. Jacqui

    What I love about Winchelsea Beach is the quiet. It’s never too busy, even on a balmy summer evening, for me the perfect spot to find solitude and a sense of calm in a beautiful setting between Rye and Hastings.


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