Tourism

Westham_Church_St_MaryPevensey, Pevensey Bay and Westham are in a unique position, nestled beneath the South Downs National Park, and between the sea and beautiful countryside. A wonderful base for a seaside holiday, the villages offer a myriad of things to see and do, all within easy reach.

 

To the south – well go any further and you will be swimming ! Our sprawling bay offers miles of sand when the tide goes out, just right for sandcastles, and the shallow waters are ideal for paddling. High tide offers swimming in clean waters. Pevensey Bay, our seaside resort, has a small high street with a good choice of cafes and takeaways, and there are 5 pubs for adult eating and drinking. Did you know that the Normans landed here before going inland to fight the Battle of Hastings ?

 

Pevensey and Westham are steeped in history, with the castle between the two villages. The Court House Museum, and timber buildings are well worth seeing. The first church the Normans built in England, St Marys, is in Westham. We boast 1066 and all that – the beginnings of History as we know it. Take a Ghost Walk around the Castle.

 

Martello Tower

Napoleonic Martello Towers are well preserved on the beaches of Normans Bay, Pevensey Bay and Eastbourne. Slightly inland, the sails turn regularly at Stone Cross Windmill.

To the West is Eastbourne, a town that offers all you might need, including culture at its 4 theatres, museums, and an art gallery. There is a pier and there are a good selection of shops to browse and many restaurants to choose from. There are children’s play parks, and a swimming pool