Pevensey is a coastal village in East Sussex famous for its bay, castle and links with Anglo-Saxon history.

Pevensey's beaches make for a relaxing retreat or family day out with plenty of activities and local delicacies to sample, while the 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.

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.


Wealden Fishing
Pevensey Castle and St Nicholas churchprovide plenty of history dating back to Roman times.

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

Relax & Enjoy...

Get Inspired
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...

Ashdown Forest

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.


Cycling in Wealden
The Pevensey & Westham area provides a stunning array of coastal walks and views, studded with attractive downland villages of traditional flint construction; an ideal location for recreation & leisure with walking, bird watching, cycling and much more on offer.

Get Immersed...

Get Immersed

In 1816, J.M.W. Turner painted Pevensey Castle from Crowhurst Park.

Pevensey 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.

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.

Stay a While...

Stay a while
From caravanning and camping to staying in boutique B&Bs or even the lively holiday park, Pevensey has an array of hotels and other accommodation to choose from.