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Public toilets

Notice: All public toilets in Lewes and Eastbourne are open as normal. Please see below for opening hours.

We aim to provide conveniences which are accessible, clean and safe to use for visitors and residents alike.

  • To find general publicly accessible toilets in Lewes district and in Eastbourne visit The Great British Public Toilet Map
  • You can view our toilets on a map


Those sites which are not open 24 hours will be locked daily between 6pm and 8am (winter) and between dusk and 8am (summer). These times may vary due to operator route.    

The public toilets at Grange Gardens in Lewes and The Salts in Seaford are closed between 1st November and 28th February (29th), except the disabled unit which is open all year.


Opening times for Eastbourne Borough Council managed public toilets are:

Pier (attended)
Low season: 8am to 8pm
High season: 8am to 8.30pm
Winter: 8am - 6pm

Bandstand (attended)
Low season: 8am to 10pm
High season: 8am to 10.30pm
Winter: closed

All others (unattended)
Open by 7am until 1 hour after dusk (no later than 10pm)

High season: From 1st July to 30th September

Low Season: From weekend prior to Easter to 30th June.
Then From 1st October to 31st October

Public toilets in privately owned premises, such as shopping centres, must be reported to the relevant building manager or owner.

Use our online form to tell us if a Lewes District Council public toilet is in need of cleaning or repair.

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Use our online form to tell us if an Eastbourne Borough Council public toilet is in need of cleaning or repair. You can also use this form to report problems with public changing rooms.

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