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Newhaven is a coastal town located in the county of East Sussex in Great Britain. It is situated at the mouth of the River Ouse and is approximately 51 km (32 miles) south east of London. Newhaven has a population of around 22,000 people and is a major port in the region.

Newhaven has a long history and was first recorded in the Domesday Book of 1086. It was originally a fishing village and was part of the Cinque Ports confederation of ports. In the 16th century, Newhaven was the main port for the English navy and was used to transport troops during the wars against France.

The town expanded significantly in the 19th century when the railway arrived and Newhaven became a major port for the transportation of coal and other goods. The harbour was also used as a base for the Royal Navy during the First World War and was the site of a major naval battle in 1916.

Newhaven is now a vibrant port town with a diverse range of industries and businesses. The town is known for its fishing industry and the harbour is a popular destination for tourists. The town also hosts a number of festivals and events throughout the year.

Newhaven is well connected with good transport links to London and the south east. The town also has a number of popular attractions including the Newhaven Fort and the South Downs National Park. Newhaven is an important part of the local economy and a great place to live and visit.

Excursion tips for a day in Newhaven

As a tourist in Newhaven, Great Britain, there are plenty of activities to enjoy in a single day. Here are some of the top things to do:

1. Visit the Newhaven Fort, a historic artillery fort, and explore its underground tunnels and gun emplacements.

2. Take a boat trip from Newhaven Harbour to visit the nearby beach at Seaford or Brighton.

3. Visit the nearby town of Lewes and explore its historic streets and buildings.

4. Spend some time at the Newhaven Museum and Heritage Centre, where you can learn about the history of the area.

5. Take a walk around the picturesque Newhaven Valley and enjoy the views of the South Downs.

6. Visit the Newhaven Cliffs, a chalk cliff with stunning views of the English Channel.

7. Enjoy some of the local seafood at one of the many restaurants in Newhaven.

8. Visit the local shops and markets to find souvenirs and unique items.

9. Take a stroll along the Newhaven Promenade and enjoy the fresh sea air.

10. Visit the nearby town of Peacehaven and explore its charming streets and parks.

Experience Newhaven with unforgettable activities by our partner GetYourGuide. The offer is also ideal as a special gift idea for family and friends who are planning to visit Newhaven. Cancellations are possible up to 24h before the start of the activity (unless otherwise stated in the activity description), with a full refund of the booking price.

The climate in Newhaven

Newhaven in Great Britain experiences mild weather throughout the year, with temperatures rarely dropping below freezing in the winter and rarely rising above 25°C in the summer. The spring and autumn months are generally mild and wet, with temperatures ranging from 6°C to 17°C. The summer months are usually warm and dry with temperatures ranging from 15°C to 25°C. The winter months are generally cold and wet, with temperatures ranging from 0°C to 8°C.

Cruise weather for Newhaven

Our weather forecast for Newhaven helps plan your stay according to the weather. For sunny days, pack light and breathable clothes, swimwear, and sunscreen. For winter weather, it's recommended to bring warm clothes, gloves, a hat, sturdy footwear, and a raincoat.

Date Icon Temperature Wind speed/gusts Cloudiness/Visibility Air humidity/pressure Sunrise/Sunset
Jul. 16th 2024 Jul. 16th 2024 max: 18.0 °C
min: 16.5 °C
29.9 m/s
40.7 m/s
74.1 %
21.7 m
86.6 %
1,011 hPa
Jul. 17th 2024 Jul. 17th 2024 max: 18.1 °C
min: 16.6 °C
16.6 m/s
22.7 m/s
63.4 %
24.1 m
84.3 %
1,017 hPa
Jul. 18th 2024 Jul. 18th 2024 max: 17.8 °C
min: 17.3 °C
29.2 m/s
39.2 m/s
71.6 %
24.1 m
82.1 %
1,016 hPa
Jul. 19th 2024 Jul. 19th 2024 max: 17.5 °C
min: 13.9 °C
15.1 m/s
18.7 m/s
19.5 %
24.1 m
71.2 %
1,020 hPa
Jul. 20th 2024 Jul. 20th 2024 max: 16.9 °C
min: 16.1 °C
26.6 m/s
30.2 m/s
46.1 %
24.1 m
72.3 %
1,011 hPa
Jul. 21st 2024 Jul. 21st 2024 max: 17.5 °C
min: 15.4 °C
43.2 m/s
49.7 m/s
46.2 %
22.8 m
84.2 %
1,006 hPa
Jul. 22nd 2024 Jul. 22nd 2024 max: 19.0 °C
min: 15.5 °C
28.8 m/s
38.2 m/s
42.0 %
23.6 m
80.2 %
1,010 hPa
Jul. 23rd 2024 Jul. 23rd 2024 max: 18.2 °C
min: 14.6 °C
26.6 m/s
32.6 m/s
33.9 %
24.1 m
77.5 %
1,017 hPa
Jul. 24th 2024 Jul. 24th 2024 max: 17.2 °C
min: 16.3 °C
22.4 m/s
32.8 m/s
8.5 %
24.1 m
79.9 %
1,020 hPa
Jul. 25th 2024 Jul. 25th 2024 max: 17.7 °C
min: 16.6 °C
35.6 m/s
38.5 m/s
67.3 %
24.1 m
85.0 %
1,016 hPa
Jul. 26th 2024 Jul. 26th 2024 max: 18.5 °C
min: 14.9 °C
32.4 m/s
35.6 m/s
75.2 %
24.1 m
78.5 %
1,020 hPa
Jul. 27th 2024 Jul. 27th 2024 max: 18.0 °C
min: 15.8 °C
15.1 m/s
19.4 m/s
22.1 %
24.1 m
75.7 %
1,021 hPa
Jul. 28th 2024 Jul. 28th 2024 max: 17.9 °C
min: 17 °C
20.9 m/s
28.4 m/s
75.6 %
24.1 m
82.5 %
1,013 hPa

Cruises to Newhaven

Would you like to travel to Newhaven on a cruise ship or would you just like to know when a certain ship will dock there? Here you will find an overview of the cruise ships that will be calling at the port of Newhaven.

Scheduled ship calls in Newhaven, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Date Ship Arrival Departure Details
Jul. 31st 2024 Wednesday, 31st of Jul. 2024 MS Europa 12:00 am 12:00 am
Jul. 18th 2025 Friday, 18th of Jul. 2025 MS Europa 08:00 am 07:00 pm
May 27th 2026 Wednesday, 27th of May 2026 MS Europa 2 12:00 am 12:00 am
Jun. 9th 2026 Tuesday, 9th of Jun. 2026 MS Europa 2 12:00 am 12:00 am
Jul. 10th 2026 Friday, 10th of Jul. 2026 MS Europa 12:00 am 12:00 am
Jul. 11th 2026 Saturday, 11th of Jul. 2026 MS Europa 12:00 am 12:00 am
Aug. 18th 2026 Tuesday, 18th of Aug. 2026 MS Europa 12:00 am 12:00 am
Aug. 19th 2026 Wednesday, 19th of Aug. 2026 MS Europa 12:00 am 12:00 am

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