Ferry tickets to Newhaven
Newhaven is a city in East Sussex, at the mouth of the river Ouse and the closest port to the British capital.

Tips and information about the Newhaven port

Newhaven: The port of London

Newhaven is a city in East Sussex, at the mouth of the river Ouse. The first residents seem to have inhabited the place during the Middle Ages. The idea of building a port in the city was suggested after the nearby port of Seaford began drying up. The project was finished by the 16th century and the port played an even more important role with the arrival of the railway. Many people used to travel to Newhaven by train, take the ferry to Dieppe and then another train to Paris. Newhaven is the closest port to the British capital.
If you want to travel to Newhaven by boat, book tickets through Let’s Ferry.

Attractions in Newhaven

  • The Newhaven Fort was built in the 19th century and today it is a museum that hosts exhibitions and tales from the city’s rich history. The museum’s café has a stunning sea view.
  • The Paradise Park is a garden themed park close to the port, ideal for kids. In the same area you will also find the Newhaven Museum.
  • Visit Seaford a neighbouring city just 7 km from the port, to see the Seaford Museum of Local History.
  • Travel to Brighton, which is 14 km from the port. Walk along the long pier which has many cafés, restaurants, shops, playgrounds, as well as the Brighton Museum & Art Gallery.

The Newhaven Fort The Newhaven Fort

Beaches in Newhaven
  • Newhaven West Quay Beach is a pebbled beach, with private parking and a pub.
  • Seaford Beach is pebbled and unequipped but during summer there is a lifeguard.
  • Tide Mills is between Newhaven and Seaford. It's both pebbled and sandy and many people prefer it for walks.
Activities in Newhaven
  • The Peacehaven Cliffs is an idyllic scenery with giant cliffs, right above the sea.
  • Hiking and cycling at the Castle Hill Local Nature Reserve.
  • Rent a canoe or SUP for a tour on the rive Ouse.
  • Hiking at the unspoil Seaford Head Nature Reserve.

Seaford Head Nature Reserve in Newhaven Seaford Head Nature Reserve in Newhaven

Newhaven, Access:

You can reach the port by car, train or bus. Gatwick’s airport is 60 km away. Brighton is 15 km from the port. The journey from Newhaven to Brighton is 35 minutes by car or train and 50 minutes by bus. London is 105 km from the port. Newhaven to London is 2,5 hours by car and 2 hours by train. Bristol is 300 km from the port. Newhaven to Bristol is 3 hours by car and 4 hours by train.

Only in Newhaven:

Amazing but true! There is a small island in the city of Newhaven, Denton Island! It is surrounded by river Ouse and you can reach it on foot or by car, as it is connected to the city through a bridge.

Information about the port of Newhaven

The port is connected to Dieppe.a port city in France.
Facilities at the port of Newhaven:ATM, Wi Fi, tickets office, lockers, restaurant, cafe, paid parking, WC, WC for the disabled, vending machine for snacks.
Useful phones, Newhaven:
Coast guard: +441273612900
Hospital: +441273665066
Police: +441273470101