GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Bexhill Walks

4 miles (6 km)

Bexhill-on-Sea is a pleasant seaside town located in East Sussex. The town includes some fine EdwardianandVictorian architecture, while for walkers there are nice coastal trails along the promenade and a fine local park to explore. Bexhill is also notable as the Birthplace of British Motor Racing as it was the location for the firstmotor racein the United Kingdom, in May 1902.
This walk from Bexhill visits the town's Egerton Park before heading west along the coast to Cooden Beach.
The walk starts on the promenade in Bexhill and heads west to visit the lovely Egerton Park. Here there's a boating lake, waterways and a model yacht lake as well.
After exploring the park you return to the sea front and head west along the shingle beach to Cooden Rocks. There's another shingle beach here which is popular with kite surfers and windsurfers. The walk can be extended by continuing west to visit Norman's Bay, the site where the Norman army landed in 1066 before the Battle of Hastings. Just beyond that is the historic Pevensey Castle where they army stayed before proceeding to the battle.

Postcode

TN39 3HJ - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations

Bexhill OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Bexhill Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Walks near Bexhill

  • Hastings Circular Walk - This fine circular walk around Hastings visits the coast and countryside to the east of the town
  • Hastings Country Park - Enjoy over 600 acres of beautiful parkland and coast on this circular route in Hastings
  • Hastings to Winchelsea Coastal Walk - This lovely walk follows the Saxon Shore Way and the Royal Military Canal Path from Hastings to Winchelsea
  • 1066 Country Walk - Follow in the steps of William the Conqueror on this historic walk through the Sussex countryside which commemorates the famous battle in 1066.
  • Saxon Shore Way - Explore Kent's ancient coastline as you visit Iron Age hill forts, cathedrals, Martello towers, historic ports and castles on this incredible 160 mile walk
  • Eastbourne to Hastings Walk - This walk heads from Eastbourne to Hastings along a lovely section of the East Sussex coast
  • Crowhurst - This pleasant circular walk from the East Sussex village of Crowhurst takes you to the nearby Fore Wood RSPB Nature Reserve.
  • Fairlight - This East Sussex based village has some lovely coastal trails, a fine local country park and a canalside path for walkers to try.

Pubs/Cafes

Traffers Bar is a nice old fashioned place with a great Sunday roast. You can find them near the sea front at 19 Egerton Road, TN39 3HJ.
The Town House is another good option. They have a large garden area to sit out in. You can find them at 1 London Rd, TN39 3JR.

Dog Walking

The sea front is a nice place for a stroll with your dog but restrictions are in place on the beach from May through to September. Traffers Bar mentioned above is also dog friendly.

Further Information and Other Local Ideas

Towards the northern side of the town you could pick up the 1066 Country Walk Bexhill Link. This path will take you north to Crowhurst and Battle where you can link up with the epic 1066 Country Walk.
If you head east along the coast you can pick up the Hastings Circular Walk and visit Hastings Country Park. You can also pick up the epic Saxon Shore Way here.
If you head west along the coast you could visit the lovely Pevensey Bay and the historic Pevensey Castle.

Photos

Boats in Egerton Park - geograph.org.uk - 1822100

Boats in Egerton Park

The Beach at Bexhill - geograph.org.uk - 295353

The Beach at Bexhill. Viewed adjacent to the promenade and nearby to the Clock Tower on Bexhill seafront. Eastbourne and Beachy Head are visible across the bay to the south-west.

Devonshire Square, Bexhill - geograph.org.uk - 629403

Devonshire Square, Bexhill. A view looking west towards Western Road, taken from the railway overbridge.

The Colonnade Coffee House on Bexhill Seafront - geograph.org.uk - 295372

The Colonnade Coffee House on the Seafront. The east wing of the Colonnade is turned over to a Coffee House, deserted here on a sunny winter's morning. The inscription shown above the right-hand opening records that the Colonnade was designed by the Architect, J B Wall.

The Promenade, South Cliff, Cooden, Sussex - geograph.org.uk - 36872

The Promenade, South Cliff, Cooden, Sussex

Cooden Beach - geograph.org.uk - 1511139

Cooden Beach

Folly in Egerton Park, Bexhill - geograph.org.uk - 305699

Folly in Egerton Park. This decorative folly is on an island in a pleasure lake that extends to the north side of Egerton Park.

Bexhill Old Town - Looking Northwest - geograph.org.uk - 399966

Bexhill Old Town. A timbered framed historic building in the old section of the town.

Video

GPS Files

GPX File

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Memory Map Route

Bexhill.mmo (On Desktop:Right Click>'Save As. On Ipad/Iphone:Click and hold >Share>Save to Files)