Tranquil, but dramatic beach setting, steeped in history

Pevensey Bay, with big skies, sweeping seascape and a dramatic history which shaped the course of England and the United Kingdom.

The tranquil setting of Pevensey, nestled between Eastbourne and Bexhill-on-Sea can easily be missed as the major roads have (thankfully) been diverted away from the village and bay, creating a sleepy haven in which to take in the sea views as you wander along the shingle beaches and enjoy the invigorating air.

It was here in 1066 that William the Conqueror landed from Normandy to slay Harold in the nation-defining battle nearby and claim the English throne.

Pevensey Castle, an English Heritage site, was originally built by the Romans and was occupied by Harold’s army anticipating the invasion, and subsequently taken over by the Norman victors.

Pevensey village itself has many independent shops and cafes along the high street which also homes the Pevensey Court House, dating back to the 13th century, formerly the local prison up to 1886.

Just inland from the coast, Pevensey Levels are a Site of Special Scientific Interest as the marshlands, covering 120 km², contain many nationally rare plants and invertebrates and are packed with birdlife.

Given the setting, Pevensey and Pevensey Bay is a wonderful base for walking holidays and cycling holidays with easy access to the South Downs National Park and also the 31-mile Country Walk from Pevensey Castle, through Herstmonceux to Battle and across countryside to Rye.

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Families should head to the Observatory Science Centre in Herstmonceux, with over 100 interactive exhibits to entertain and engage young and old minds alike. The magnificent moated Herstmonceux Castle, originally commissioned by Henry VI in the 12th century, provides delighted walled garden and woodland trails.

Fishing from the beach in Pevensey Bay should bring a ready supply of mackerel in the summer, whilst Bass prove a popular target in the warmer months and cod and flatfish in winter and early spring. Anglers Den in Pevensey is an excellent spot to pick up tackle and bait and also some local knowledge and where to head and what fish are being caught and to target.

For local restaurants, don’t miss The Moorings restaurant for huge helpings and great value and lovers of Chinese food should hit the Happy Dragon, which pulls in custom from far and wide.

Let us help you find the right holiday accommodation in Pevensey Bay by scrolling below for individual properties or check availability and book online here. All of our accommodation have views of the sea and beach and many are bang on the beach!

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We offer some extraordinary holiday rentals in Pevensey Bay – fancy enjoying a private hot tub and pool right on the beachfront? Or a wonderful apartment with panoramic sea views or even your own Beach Retreat? And there is a very good reason why Tides Cottage is popular year round or it’s neighbour Coastal Cottage 🙂

Do you already own accommodation in Pevensey, Pevensey Bay or Norman’s Bay? Or perhaps thinking about buying a second-home for holiday lettings Pevensey Bay?

We’d be delighted to have an informal discussion with you, either before you buy a property, with advice on locations or specific properties and on the best way to decorate and furnish it, or when you simply need help to let it. Holiday lettings Pevensey Bay certainly prove to be very popular.

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