The Beach Hive

The Beach Hive, Pevensey Bay,East Sussex | Sleeps: 6 | Bedrooms: 3 | Parking: Yes | Pet friendly: Yes | Wifi: Yes

From £125 per night (Three nights minimum stay)


If you’re looking to enjoy the best of the Sussex coast, the Beach Hive at Pevensey Bay could just be your ideal holiday retreat. There cannot be many stylish holiday properties quite this close to the sea – just skip across your terrace, through the garden gate, and you’ll find yourself on Pevensey’s wonderful shingle beach, where you can swim, fish, play, or just enjoy a stroll with your dog. The Beach Hive has been fully refurbished and is now a wonderful holiday ‘home from home’ with a whole host of stylish touches and a tonne of coastal chic. The open plan living space is flooded with natural light thanks to large windows and French doors leading out onto the terrace.
There is plenty of comfortable seating in which to relax and enjoy the wonderful sea views. On blustery days you can always light the woodburner for a cosier vibe. Outside on the terrace there is a table for alfresco dining on balmy evenings, and a firepit to enjoy when the sun goes down. Three bedrooms comfortably sleep six, with one ensuite and one family bathroom to rinse off the day’s salt and sand. With a myriad of special touches – from the ‘dog hamper’ provided for your four-legged friend, to beach towels and blankets – this could be your perfect Sussex coastal getaway.


Kitchen: Fully equipped kitchen with dishwasher, fridge, kettle, coffee machine, toaster, oven and microwave. Huge selection of kitchen equipment, crockery and cutlery, as well as children’s cutlery, plates, bowls, cups, and a high chair. The Beach Hive also provides the basics for your holiday cooking – olive oil, salt, pepper, a variety of herbs, foil, cellophane, together with an initial supply of tea, coffee, sugar, milk, dishwasher tablets, washing machine powder and washing up liquid.

Sitting Room: Sofa & chairs to comfortably seat six guests. Log burner. TV with BT sport and Netflix, DVD player, music system, Wifi. A variety of games, books, puzzles & films.

Dining Area: A large dining table that comfortably seats eight.

Bedroom 1: King sized zip and link bed – can be made up as one king or two single beds. En-suite shower room.

Bedroom 2: Super King sized zip and link bed – can be made up as one super king or two single beds.

Bedroom 3: Two handmade single beds. TV and DVD player. Children’s books and toys.

Family Bathroom: Bath with overhead electric shower, basin and loo.

Hall: Washing machine in the hall cupboard. Tall freezer in hall cupboard. Pegs for coats, wooden boxes with rugs and swimming towels (March – September). All linen is provided including bed linen, towels, bathmats, tea towels and oven gloves. There is also a push chair and travel cot (please bring your own bedding for this).

Welcome Hamper: Filled with treats to make your stay extra special – bottle of wine, crisps, coffee capsules, retro sweets, marshmallows for the fire pit, and biscuits.

Dog Hamper: Not to be left out! Towels, dog bowls, poo bags, biscuits, dog thrower and ball.

Parking: Space for two cars.


Pevensey is a delightful, ancient town, with a beach that tends to be quieter than most of those along this stretch of coast – and offers views to over the channel and around the curve of the coastline, to Eastbourne just to the right and towards Bexhill and Hastings to the left. The beach is mainly shingle but there is sand at low tide, so do pack your bucket and spade! History buffs might be interested to learn that this is where William the Conqueror landed in 1066, and may enjoy a visit to Pevensey Castle. Nearby Eastbourne (just 5 miles) and Hastings (11 miles) have a wide range of attractions from sailing and boat trips, to shopping, art and history. The South Downs Way is also within easy reach. London is about 1. 5hours by car and the closest train station is Pevensey Bay. Gatwick Airport is an hour away.

Things to do

Food & drink There is a huge variety of places to eat and drink, in and around Pevensey. This area is renowned for its country pubs; try the Lamb Inn at nearby Wartling, the War-Bill-In-Tun at Warbleton, or the Smuggler’s Inn in Pevensey itself. All are dog-friendly. Fusciardi’s Italian ice-cream parlour on Eastbourne seafront is like Fellini film set inside and serves excellent coffee as well as ice creams. The Beach Deck in Eastbourne is an unfussy venue with sea views and a beach terrace – great for burgers and steaks. While the marina to the east of Eastbourne, Sovereign Harbour, offers another whole selection of places to eat.

To do Water enthusiasts will be spoilt for choice; there are Channel diving excursions from Eastbourne, boat trips, sailing, or bring your kite surf and launch it directly in front of the house. There are a wide array of National Trust properties and gardens to visit – the Elizabethan gardens of Herstmonceaux Castle are of particular note. The South Downs Way is within easy reach, and Pevensey offers the inspiring 31 mile ‘1066 Country Walk’, which starts at Pevensey Castle, winds its way to Herstmonceaux, through to Battle and across the countryside to Rye. Neighbouring Hastings and Eastbourne offer a wealth of arts & cultural attractions, as well as plenty of fun for the family at Drusillas Park and the Eastbourne Miniature Steam Railway.


Just come back from a superb week with family, the cottage is immaculate, The owner has truly thought of everything, beautifully furnished and very comfortable. Perfect for a chilled out break, toasting marshmallows by the fire while listening to the sea on the shingles, bliss!

We recently stayed at The Beach Hive in Pevensey Bay, which we found on Cabins and Castles website. We were really impressed with the accomodation, clean, comfortable, cosy and really well equipped and dog friendly. The added bonus was it was right on the beach front! What more could you want? It will definitely be visited again. 

The garden is beautiful and is set right on the beach, me and Barney loved our early morning walks there. The setting is stunning with easy access into Eastbourne, Brighton etc.
I would highly recommend.

Outstanding cottage. Clean, very well stocked and very comfy. A true home away from home with beach front access and breath taking views of the sea. 

We all enjoyed our stay at The Beach Hive – great location and so peaceful.

Comfort – 5 star

Cleanliness – 5 star

Equipment  – 5 star

Location – 5 star