About The Cooden Beach Hotel, Bexhill-on-Sea


There’s always a warm welcome for you and your guests from all of us at The Cooden Beach Hotel. Our 4* Sussex Beach Hotel has a fantastic position – it sits directly on the beach in Cooden, Bexhill-on-Sea, East Sussex.

Built in 1928, this independently owned hotel offers a range of accommodation in the main building and Sea House annexe – some with uninterrupted sea views as far as the eye can see. The 41 ensuite bedrooms range from single, double and twins through to family accommodation, some with interconnecting rooms, plus we have one with a hand carved Jacobean four poster.

Enjoy the lounge and a choice of dining areas, inside and out, for everything from a morning coffee to a wonderful 3-course meal or champagne afternoon tea. The Beach Terrace tables are uniquely situated on a patio amongst the pebbles – perfect for watching the waves and taking in the sea air. Take a deep breath and relax …

New Look

In early 2017 our Sussex Beach Hotel in East Sussex was significantly extended and refurbished to create a vibrant and contemporary eatery with expansive views over the beach. A visit to the Brasserie on the Beach is fabulous for fresh, seasonal dining from breakfast through to dinner (with last orders at 9pm).

In tandem, we also had a brand new kitchen. As well as lovingly renovated all our bedrooms. Our guests have loved the new look – we hope you enjoy it too.

In early 2019 we completed an extension and transformation of the Strand function room and Strand Bar. We also installed a beautiful Balinese Pagoda on the lawn overlooking the sea for couples saying ‘I do’.

The Strand room and bar are wonderful for weddings and business events, with bi-fold doors opening out onto the lawn and the pebbles on the beach. Designed to create both individual spaces for intimate gatherings, or open right up for seating 160 guests for a banquet. Of course even larger numbers can be accommodated with other styles of dining.

Award Winning Sussex Beach Hotel

Due to the growth, success and dedication of the team at The Cooden Beach Hotel in transforming the hotel, we picked up 3 prestigious awards at the East Sussex Women in Business Awards in 2017. The awards included ‘Business Woman of the Year‘ for the previous owner, ‘Large Business of the Year‘ and ‘Overall Business/Business Woman of The Year‘. Learn more about the awards here.

If you would like to delight your loved ones with an experience at our Sussex beach hotel, please ask about our gift vouchers. They are beautifully presented greetings cards which we can post out for you.

For the convenience of our guests we offer complimentary Wi-Fi throughout all areas of the hotel.

We look forward to meeting you…

Weddings, Conferences and Events

For your perfect event the hotel’s General Manager and her very experienced wedding and events team will take care of everything for you.

The unique location of our Sussex beach hotel make it a wonderful setting for weddings, conferencing and events of all types and sizes. You just can’t beat those views as a backdrop for any occasion. And since our 2019 refurbishments, all events benefit from the fresh air and sounds of the sea when we push back the bi-fold doors. Wedding ceremonies are now even more special with our stunning new Balinese Pagoda overlooking the sea.

If you are celebrating an engagement, looking for a unique wedding venue, hosting a business meeting, or organising a private dining party, we would love to show you around. Please contact us for more information.

We’ll ensure that everything runs like clockwork.

Relax, Pamper and Unwind

Walk down to the water from our direct private access to a beautiful beachfront. You could stroll along the beach towards the iconic De La Warr Pavilion that is just 2 miles away.

Yoga classes are held, either on our green outdoor space facing the sea (weather permitting), or inside the hotel. Yoga mats will be provided.

Massages are available in our lovely Sea Cottage. Including deep tissue, soft tissue and aromatherapy massages.

For the golf enthusiast, the Cooden Beach Golf Club, an 18-hole lynx course, is one of our neighbours.