Address

Rockpooling at Rottingdean Beach,
Just off Marine Drive,
Rottingdean,
BN2 7HR.

Ages

All

Cost

Free.

Facilities

Café and shops just off the beachfront where you can get ice-creams and purchase cheap buckets, spades and nets for rockpooling.

How to get there:

Get the 12 from the city centre get off at the windmill in Rottingdean. Or parking at the Tesco Express car park just off Marine Drive in the centre of the village.

Extra Info:

Rottingdean Beach was a notorious landing place for smuggled goods. There was a wooden pier, demolished in 1914, the remains of which can still be seen. The Reverend Thomas Hooker, owner of a particularly fast grey mare, was reputed to have been involved in the "free trade". It is said that a stranger rode into the village one night when a big landing was being dealt with on the beach. The man was appalled by the lawlessness in front of him and he asked a villager whether there was no magistrate or justice of the peace to maintain order here.
"No."
"Then where is the vicar who might serve to uphold the law?"
"He's over there, holding the lantern."

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Beside the Birdbath 2015

Come to our All-day Fund Raising Garden Party for Fun in Action on Sat 27th June - 12pm to 10pm. There's going to be a great line up of musicians to entertain you, including nine live acts, DJ’s between sets, two barbeques with veggie and non veggie food options, craft and plant stalls, beer, games for the kids, a raffle, lucky dip and two five foot ‘body puppets’ dancing around to keep things jolly! Loads of activities for children including a lucky dip, stalls and games.

Entry to the event is free but guests will be asked for voluntary contributions to a ‘hat’ that will go round during the day. In case of wet weather the event will still go ahead under cover.

 beside the birdbath 2015

Beside the Birdbath is an annual event organised by Paul Stapleton and a group of other local musicians and their friends and families. A previous charity that they supported was ‘Stay Out Late’ (Gig Buddies), but they regularly raise money for various local charities, in particular the Brighton Food Bank.

How to get there: Greenfield Crescent is on the 5B bus route towards Hollingbury and there are regular buses. If you need directions or have any questions, please get in touch.