Useful Local Information

Newhaven Swing BridgeNewhaven Port can be accessed via road, rail and sea. The harbour can accommodate vessels of up to 145 metres in length, with a maximum draft of 8 metres. The entrance is kept dredged to a depth of 6 metres.

The town has two railway stations. Newhaven Town is the main station and provides access to London to the north, Brighton to the west and Seaford to the east. The port benefits from having another station ‘Newhaven Harbour’, within close proximity.

The town lies at the end of the A26, which connects with the main A259 coast road between Brighton and Eastbourne. The opening times of Newhaven Swing Bridge is an important factor that should be considered when travelling through the town. Timing journeys to avoid opening times can help reduce travel time and congestion on the A259.


Further Information

Newhaven Swingbridge

Newhaven Swing Bridge is located on the main A259 coast road. The bridge is operated by the harbour master on the request of vessels using the port often at short notice. Bridge opening times can, therefore, only be posted on the day.
Scheduled opening times

Tidal Information

Tidal Information for Newhaven, is available at the below link, courtesy of The Proudman Oceanographic Laboratory (POL) which is a fully-owned research laboratory of the Natural Environment Research Council.
Newhaven tide predictions

The Local Weather Forecast


The Local Weather Forecast for Newhaven is available below. This forecast is courtesy of XCW Weather, a weather service with an emphasis on wind conditions.
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