At the top of the High Street, Newhaven Coffee House is a friendly venue, with seats out on the pavement, great coffees, teas and cakes.
I love the veggie breakie (£7.45), involving poached eggs, mushrooms, peppers and grilled halloumi. I think I counted eight, and the historic Bridge Inn at the bottom of the High Street is due for renovation, when it will be taken over by the legendary brewery, Harvey’s of Lewes.
There’s a more upmarket marina at West Quay, with smart yachts and a swanky tower block apartment complex, still with a great deal of old-fashioned charm.
Newhaven Gig Rowers Club is a relatively new addition to Newhaven Marina, but it’s transformed the watery space.
The spacious complex in the leafy outskirts of Newhaven also has a Planet Earth Museum with a collection of fossils and crystals, and a Dinosaur Safari, delighting the little ones.
Newhaven has a secret gem – a Sardinian delicatessen, L’isola Buona, run by Lucia.A MAN has been convicted after targeting vulnerable young girls and systematically sexually exploiting and assaulting them.Unemployed Lewes Harby faces jail after admitting raping two girls under 16, sexually assaulting three other girls and meeting a 15-year-old girl for sex after grooming her.Down at the beach, The Hope Inn does the best fish and chips in town, and, if you’re lucky, you might get to stroke Pip, the biggest dog in Sussex.Paradise Park is a gigantic garden centre with everything you need for your back garden of Eden.