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Newhaven Guide


Lying at the mouth of the River Ouse on the coast of the English Channel is the popular East Sussex port town of Newhaven. Many come here to take advantage of ferry services to France, but it is also a nice place to explore in its own right. The easiest way to do this is by prebooking car hire.

Explore Newhaven

The town's main landmark is the Newhaven Fort, but there is also some great natural beauty to be viewed here. The Newhaven Cliffs (pictured above), for example, have been named a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) due to the vast amounts of fossils that have been preserved in the chalk. There are also many rare plants here of biological interest. Book cheap car hire with us and take a tour along this fantastic coast offering amazing views, and all at your own pace.

Newhaven is close to the sea and there are many water sports to be enjoyed here. The Newhaven and Seaford Sailing Club offers water skiing and scuba diving, as well as sailing lessons. There is also an archery club and a bowls centre situated near the marina. Those who like to walk can take the Vanguard Way from Newhaven to East Croydon in south London.

For those using car rental as their form of transport during their trip to Newhaven, the cross-country A26 trunk road, which runs through the town, can take you to Maidstone. Eastbourne and Brighton are also accessible from the A259 road, where you can enjoy fish and chips the way they were meant to be.

Car hire in Newhaven also allows for easy access to England's historic capital city of London. Here you will find many famous museums and attractions, such as the London Eye, the Victoria & Albert Museum, London Bridge and the London Dungeons.


The nearest airport to Newhaven is London's Gatwick Airport, approximately 34km's North along the A275.

There is a small ferry port in Newhaven with ferries servicing Dieppe in France. Portsmouth and Dover offer more trips to other destinations along France and Spains coastlines.

Trains pass through Newhaven. Railway stations here include Bishopstone, Lewes, Seaford, Newhaven Town, Southease, Berwick, Newhaven Harbour and Glynde Railway Stations.

For sightseeing car hire is considered the best option as it provides tourists with a sense of freedom, and there's no need to worry about trains or bus times. Book now for the best deals and a fantastic choice of cars from over forty leading supplier, such as Hertz, Sixt and Thrifty.

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