With foreign holidays still looking uncertain for the next few months, many will be thinking of fun day trips they can take when lockdown restrictions ease without having to get on a plane.
Thankfully, the relatively undiscovered paradise that is Cuckmere Haven is here to answer your pleas for easy-to-reach, gorgeous views all just a train or a bus ride away.
The beach is located near Seaford, in East Sussex and can be reached from London via a train to Brighton and a bus the rest of the way.
The views are just spectacular, with the magnificent Seven Sisters cliffs standing tall over the quiet, often deserted, beach.
The site is ideal for dog-walkers, who can take any number of paths through the beach or through the nearby Cuckmere Valley.
Along the way, you’ll find the Cuckmere Inn, a dog-friendly pub that will sort you out some lunch.
The pub even has a water barrel for your dog to drink from, although you’ll need to bring your own bowl.
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If you don’t fancy taking public transport, you can drive from London to Cuckmere Beach in around two hours, which is handy as most of the walking routes begin at the car park.
Aside from the beach, nearby walks feature rolling green fields and adorable little cottages.
The River Cuckmere divides the beach in two, meaning you’ll have to take a detour to cross it.
It’s perfectly possible to make a day of your visit to Cuckmere Beach, although with Brighton only a bus ride away you could easily make it a weekend.
That being said, according to dog-walking website The Londog, the bus between Brighton and Cuckmere Haven can take around an hour.
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Even so, the bus ride goes along the coast, meaning you’ll be treated to some beautiful vistas on your journey.
The best bus route to look for from Brighton is the Coaster 12, 12A or 12X towards Seaford.
Alternatively it is also within reach by getting the train from Brighton to Seaford, which takes 37 minutes and then a short seven minute taxi ride.