Pevensey, Pevensey Bay and Westham

This area in East Sussex is famous for its bay, castle and links with Anglo-Saxon history.

Pevensey Bay's beaches make for a relaxing retreat or family day out with plenty of activities and local delicacies to sample, whilst the Pevensey Levels are ideal for nature lovers.

Pevensey was William the Conqueror’s landing place in 1066; thereby followed the Battle of Hastings which is embedded in every school’s history curriculum and which changed the course of English History.  Pevensey Castle lies at the heart of this historic journey.

St Mary's Church in Westham is reputed to be the first Norman church built in England.

Did you know?

Britain's largest spider, the Fen Raft spider, which has a leg span of up to 6 inches can be found in Pevensey Levels.

Famous English landscape artist J.M.W. Turner, painted Pevensey Castle in 1816.



Pevensey Castle Aerial

Pevensey Castle and St Nicholas Church provide plenty of history dating back to Roman times.

Spend the day beachcombing at Pevensey Bay or for the more adventurous, try sailing or sea fishing

Relax & Enjoy...

Fish will be on the menu in Pevensey Bay, where you can sample locally caught dabs, bass, dogfish, sole, mackerel and flounder in summer. Wash it down with a sample of local ales from one of the nearby pubs.

Out & About...

Pevensey Levels

Pevensey Levels has wet meadows in an open and relatively remote landscape.  This nature reserve is of international importance, ensuring the preservation of a series of rare aquatic plants, insects and birdlife.


Pevensey Bay Cycling

Explore this beautiful corner of Sussex by bike or on foot. Splendid coastal scenery and unspoilt countryside come alongside a wealth of cultural attractions in the historic towns and villages. Great location for bird watching, woodland walks and great picnic spots.  And with areas such as the Cuckoo Trail, Sussex Coastal Culture Trail and the South Downs Way  available for you to experience, you will be spoilt for choice!

Get Immersed...

Martello Tower

Pevensey Bay was part of the Napoleonic defences of England in the early 1800's.  Many Martello towers were built between Eastbourne and Hastings to try to prevent invasion.

Pevensey village features several times in Rudyard Kipling's Puck of Pook's Hill (1907). Kipling's characters describe it as "England's Gate", the reason for this being the above history.


Stay a While...

Holiday Park

For a relaxing stay, there is a wealth of self catering accommodation to choose from. 

Pitch your tent under a canopy of stars in the countryside, park your camper van next to a surf haven or hook up your touring caravan!  Why not stay at a holiday park where you can enjoy all the facilities on offer.