Rottingdean Rockpooling

A great location for an al fresco tea. There is a fish and chip shop close to the car park.

Huge expanse of fabulous rockpools, which are best visited at low-tide

* Explore rock pools beneath the white cliffs

* Wheel friendly promenade - head west towards Brighton Marina (3.5 km

   each way) or east to Saltdean (1.2 km each way).

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White Horse Hotel, High Street, Rottingdean BN2 7HR


Pay and display. Up to 2 hours £1.50 - pay by coin or phone



The rockpools are best viewed at low-tide. Please note parking charges here apply 24 hours a day, 7 days a week

To get there, head down the steep ramp from the White Horse hotel car park. Once on the promenade, turn right and walk a couple of hundred metres to a rockpooling beach of your choice. 

Take care(!), the majority of the rocks are covered in slippery seaweed. If you have young children, we advise exploring only the pools which are closest to the shingle beach. 

After rockpooling, take the kids for a walk, cycle or scoot along the promenade (known as the Undercliff Path). Head west towards Brighton Marina (3.5 km each way) or east to Saltdean (1.2 km each way). The White Cliffs Cafe at Saltdean is a good place to stop for refreshments and is dog friendly. 

The beaches between Brighton Marina and Rottingdean are dog friendly, year round, although dogs are not allowed on the beach immediately in front of the Rottingdean slope and the first beach to the east.

Toilets are located at the bottom of the access ramp.


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