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Beach barbecues

What to do if you are considering having a beach barbecue.


Barbecues are permitted on Seaford beach but users are requested to follow some simple rules.

  • Do not light fires directly on the stones, use a proper barbecue.
  • Do not cause any annoyance to other beach users including playing loud music
  • Be aware that stones can explode if they get too hot, make sure that barbecues are safely put out when you have finished with them
  • Do not put used hot barbecues into the litter bins

Take all your rubbish off the beach when you leave. Don't leave broken glass on the beach. If you break any glass please pick up the pieces and put them into a bin on the promenade.

The following guide provides a host of information about Seaford beach and inshore waters for visitors and local residents. It is available from the kiosks on the seafront, the Lifeguards, the Tourist Information Centre on Church Street and electronically.

Guide to using Seaford beach and inshore waters Lewes District Council (PDF) [631KB]


If you are considering a beach barbecue in Eastbourne, please read our quick barbecuing guide below so that you are aware of the rules and regulations.

This will ensure that you can have a pleasant time down at the beach this year without causing a nuisance, and that other beach users can have a pleasurable time too.

Quick barbecuing guide to rules and regulations

  • Only light your barbecue on designated beaches or areas. Do not light a barbecue on the beaches between the Pier and the Wish Tower or on any promenade or grass area
  • Dispose of your litter in the bins provided when you leave
  • Do not play amplified music
  • If you intend to have alcoholic drinks with your barbecue, check the signs to make sure you are not in a "No Drinking" area
  • Do not have more than 20 persons at your gathering. More than 20 constitutes an event and requires a permit for the event to take place. A permit can be issued by Seafront Services. These barbecues can only be held on beaches 67 to 69 (in front of Fort Fun car park)

Beaches where barbecues are allowed

  • Beaches 1 to 25 - Holywell to the Wish Tower
  • Beaches 40 to 55 - Pier to the Redoubt
  • Beaches 64 to 69 - Opposite Princes Park entrance from the next beach eastwards of Fisherman's Green to Fort Fun entrance
  • Beaches 86 to 94 - Langney point from the beach opposite dotto turning circle to end of beaches before harbour wall

Download the PDF below to view a seafront map with beach numbers. Please note that the beaches are all numbered on the actual beach itself.

Eastbourne Seafront beach numbers map (PDF) [636KB]

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Last modified on 04 August 2023