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“Family Day out by the beach.”
Review of Winchelsea Beach

Winchelsea Beach
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Hastings, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
52 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Family Day out by the beach.”
Reviewed 26 August 2012

A pebbly beach that can be busy in the summer on a hot sunny day, or deserted on a cold snowy winter's day. But fun to take in all the seasons. Great kite flying beach if windy! Watch out for the lifeguard flags as they will warn you when it is unsafe to swim. There are toilets near the car park at the very end of the lane, which are open during daylight hours in summer and winter. In the summer, there is an ice-cream van as well with the usually overpriced ice-creams.

Take th bikes and head along the tarmac path to the right of the toilets as it links up with Rye Nature Reserve. Be careful of heavy plant machinery moving the shingle during the week. But lovely and serene during the weekend. Tarmac is easier to cycle on for youngsters especially like ours still using stabilisers. There are farm animals on the left, which creates a peaceful atmosphere.

Take some refreshments and sit on the beach or beside the fields for a much needed rest.

By the playing field by the toilets, is a playground which has a variety of equipment for children, and a basketball hoop for older children. Mostly clean and well maintained, although sometimes visited by messy teenagers who don't know how to put their rubbish in the bin.

There is a Co-op as you enter the lane to the beach and it sells a variety of picnic foods, refreshments and ice-creams. So for a cheaper day out, a family of 4 can get a box of ice-creams for a couple of pounds in here.

Visited August 2012
1 Thank Nicola H
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Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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“Wonderful walks.”
Reviewed 25 August 2012

We walked here in the snow in February and again this August. If you want a quiet shingle walk with sea views fresh air calm and a sense of peace walk here and then along the Military Canal to Rye.

Visited August 2012
2 Thank PRBEngland
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Level 6 Contributor
133 reviews
51 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
“Pebbled and deserted beach”
Reviewed 19 August 2012

We stayed at the local caravan park and loved going to the beach. It was quite a steep beach with pebbles on it and a bit sludgy in places. It was relatively clean and if the weather had been better Im sure more people would have been on it. Personally I prefer Dymchurch or Camber sands as you dont kill your toes walking on the pebbles!

Visited July 2012
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Eastbourne, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
30 reviews
13 attraction reviews
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“Peaceful, windy , shingle”
Reviewed 10 August 2012

We went 17th June, for a little wonder , wanted some nice photo's of my son on his 1st birthday, and hadn't been here before so we visited.
Was windy on this day at the beach, park on road, very quiet and peaceful with fields opposite , tall hillverge, and then BEACH. shingle and sand at seaedge.

very nice views, quiet and peaceful, would come back on a not windy day.

fish/seafood shop up the road from here too. and a few caravan sites.

my 4yr old and 1yr old liked collecting stones .

Visited June 2012
1 Thank natasha p
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Norwich, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
34 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Sea for miles, though nothing else”
Reviewed 31 July 2012

A stretch of unspoiled shingle beach.
Views along the coast in either direction.
If you want somewhere with few people and no amenities this is for you.

On a hot summer day it may be great (although the single ice cream van may struggle). But on a day of mixed weather there is nothing to keep you there.

Parking is free (5 spaces). The only public loo appears to have last been serviced / cleaned by the victorians.

Worth a quick stop for the view and remoteness.

1 Thank philndawns
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