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About Pett Level

Pett Level is between Rye and Hastings, close to Rye Harbour Nature Reserve and Hastings Country Park. The Times newspaper voted it as number seven out of ten of the best beaches in East & West Sussex. Stating, "This quiet shingle beach is sandier and good for shrimping compared to Camber."

The pebble beach, which is mainly dog friendly (some restrictions apply between May - September) and a lot less busy than some of the other beaches in the area. Great for rock pooling at low tide, exploring the petrified forest or fossil hunting below the cliffs along at Cliff end.

Pett Level marks the end of the Royal Military Canal and flows for 28 miles to Hythe. The canal was built as a defence against the possible invasion by Napoleon. Today you can walk along the length of the canal on local trails and I would suggest stops along the way unless you are up to marathon distance.

The village is perfect for those who enjoy walking, as you have beautiful trails on your doorstep. Whether you wish to venture towards Rye via the Nature Reserve or enjoy clifftops views as you walk in Hastings Country Park, there is lots of choice and variety.

The village of Pett is less than two miles from the beach, with two lovely country pubs serving good food and local ales & a fantastic tearoom.