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Visiting Sovereign Harbour

Sovereign Harbour is an interesting place to explore, with a lot to see and do. There are leisure and fishing boats constantly entering and leaving the inner harbour through the two large sea locks. There is a harbour boat tour, and the RNLI lifeboat station, and many harbour and beach-side walks and cycle paths see maps... Both the North Harbour and South harbour have access to the beaches and the sea. The South Harbour has a large water feature. At low water you may see some of the harbour seals haul out on to the mud of the outer harbour.

 Kraken Rib Tours offer fast boat tours to Royal Sovereign Light Tower, Beachy Head & Lighthouse, Seven Sisters and Eastbourne Pier.  See website for details... 

Please note that dogs must be kept on leads at all times in certain areas of the harbour Public spaces protection order (PSPO) and map showing where dogs must be on a lead.  (the Order was extended for a further period in 2020 and remain in force.) More info...

The area is served by a couple of local Stagecoach bus routes with connections to Eastbourne, Pevensey and beyond. There is ample free parking in The Waterfront and Retail Park car parks accessed from Pevensey Bay Road. There is a shared, cross-harbour cycle route (see map).

'The Waterfront' area offers a wide range of popular restaurants, cafés, and bars, some shops, and beauty, health and hair salons. Also various events, all with ample free parking. Visit The Waterfront web site for further information and to obtain discount vouchers.

Sovereign Harbour Retail Park has several stores including Asda, Boots, Matalan, Wilko and Next, and a gym. The Waterfront offices and the marina area are home to a number of companies offering services to the business and marine communities.

Eastbourne FishermenEastbourne Fishermen have proposed plans for a Fishermens' Quay at Sovereign Harbour. Phase 1 was completed in 2022. More info on the Eastbourne Fishermen web site...

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