Seaview Beach will remind you of holidays from days gone by. Seagrove Bay sits between Seaview beach and Priory Bay, the beach is a gently sloping expanse of golden sands and has clear waters making it popular for a whole range of beach activities and water sports. There is a slipway running down into the sea which is a regular launching platform for boats.
The beach itself disappears at high tide, so make sure you check the tide times beforehand.
There are toilet facilities at the bottom of the lane which leads down to the beach. Parking at the back of the beach is limited so you are best advised to park in Seaview and walk round to the beach.
In 1877 the Seaview Pier Company was formed to build Seaview a promenading pier, and approval for a 350-yard-long pier was given by Parliament in 1878. The suspension pier was designed by Frank Caws, a Seaview-born engineer/architect then working in Sunderland. The pier was finished in 1881 and was 1000 feet long and 15 feet wide. There were four towers from which the pier deck was suspended.
In its heyday, the pier received passenger ferries from Portsmouth and other south coast towns. At the entrance to the pier was the Pier Hotel, which catered for holidaymakers.
The Pier was still in use after World War II but was destroyed in a storm in late December 1951.