Latest News & Updates

18 Aug - North Harbour Beach Owners seek extension of proposed PSPO. As you may know, the North Harbour beaches are privately owned down to the high water mark. The owners wish the PSPOs proposed by EBC (see item below) to be extended to cover these private beaches. Read their press release for further information...

16 Aug - SHRA responds to Consultation on Public Spaces Protection Orders (PSPOs) - SHRA has responded to EBC supporting the proposals. EBC are proposing new PSPOs in Eastbourne related to an extension of the summer 'Dog Ban' order on central Eastbourne beaches, and to the extension of the 'Dog on Lead' order to additional areas, including some of the public walkways around Sovereign Harbour.  The consultation closes at 5pm Sunday 10 September. See web site for details and how to comment...   External link logo

13 Aug - Site 7c Planning Application. The developer of site 7c (between Pacific Drive roundabout and Pevensey Bay Road) has submitted a planning application relating to a change of cladding and the provision of steel-framed car ports. The planning application is no. 171004 on the EBC web site... External link logo

12 August - DIY Health Measurement Survey - Do you measure your own blood pressure or BMI? Do you own a blood pressure monitor or a weighing scale that measures BMI? Have you ever downloaded an app to help you track either of these things? If you do this now or have done in the past, and are willing to take part in an academic interview, click here to visit the Eastbourne Seniors Forum External link logo website for further details and voucher offer.

11 August - New discount for SHRA members - SHRA is pleased to announce that another local professional is offering a discount on some of their services to SHRA members on production of their life membership card.

David Davis is a Financial Adviser with over 35 years experience and is regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority. Professional financial advice can be extremely useful, particularly in today's fluid markets. David will offer this service to members plus their family and friends:

• Free Financial Advice in their own home or by phone.
• Free valuations and conveyancing fees on Re-Mortgages with most major lenders, Nationwide, Halifax, Santander etc.
• 25% Discount off his fee for arranging a mortgage (at present £450.00 less 25% = £337.50
• No fee for arranging any insurance.

David can also advise on Building and Contents Insurance, and can introduce members to Utility Warehouse Discount Club. For more information or to make an appointment telephone David on: Mobile 07956 641041 or Office 01323 371989. All contact is in strict confidence.  David's latest new sheet...

10 August - Beach replenishment work - From Ian Thomas, Project Manager Pevensey Coastal Defence Ltd. - We are expecting the annual beach replenishment via dredger Sospan Dau to start next week, and to take about 8 days.  As usual all material will be rainbowed onto the beach immediately east of Sovereign Harbour, in front of the rock revetment.   In total around 10,000m3 of sediment will be delivered.

08 August - Site 8 Objections - As mentioned in Waterlines, SHRA submitted comments on the developers second application including our concern with the likely pollution effects on the water in the harbour, future maintenance costs and other issues. The comments are now available on our news page...

05 August - Issue 17 of Waterlines, SHRA's online newsletter published. Find it here...

02 August - Site 8 walkway temporary closures - We are advised that quite soon the metal cabins will need to be re-located and again that may lead to a temporary closure for safety reasons.

01 August - Airbourne 17-20 August - The Red Arrows are scheduled to display on the Friday (18th) at 15:00, and on Saturday & Sunday at 12:00. On Sunday evening the usual firework finale will be fired at 22:00. More info...  External link logo

18 July - On August Bank Holiday (26/27/28 August) the Sovereign Harbour Yacht Club are organising 'A Celebration of Land and Sea'.  Featuring displays on land and water, boat, car, motor bike and motor home exhibitions, beer and Pimms tent, art exhibition. Further details... 

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Welcome to the SHRA website


Sovereign Harbour, Eastbourne

Built on land known as The Crumbles, Sovereign Harbour is a prestigious marina development of houses and apartments arranged around an outer tidal harbour, four inner basins and alongside the waterways and shingle beaches. It is a great place to live!.

The digging out of the harbour started in 1991 and residential construction commenced in 1997. More recently a state-of-the-art medical centre External link logo has been built, and the local junior school External link logo has been enlarged. Further housing is under construction External link logo on three sites, and Pacific House, the first office building of the Innovation Park External link logo, has opened. The adjacent retail park offers a range of popular stores, including a large supermarket, along with a multi-screen cinema and a gym.

Sovereign Harbour Residents Association (SHRA)

The Residents Association was established in 2000 to give Harbour residents a strengthened and co-ordinated voice in all discussions on the management and development of Sovereign Harbour. Read more about SHRA here... The work of the Residents Association is funded by a one-off, life membership subscription. Click here to join SHRA... SHRA membership brings discounts from local businesses.


Commercial sponsorship of the SHRA web site and our newsletter, "Waterlines" supplements the Association's income.

SHRA Newsletter and e-mail Distribution List

Our on-line newsletter, Waterlines, is published every second month. The latest issue can be found on the Waterlines page. From time to time we email members and subscribers with updates, notification of the publication of Waterlines, notice of meetings and other Harbour matters. Click here to subscribe to our confidential MailChimp distribution list (new members are automatically added). You may unsubscribe at any time.

SHRA Web Site

Please explore our web pages. Our news page is frequently updated with reports on the work of the Association and local issues. We publish information on harbour clubs and activities, future development, local events, local transport, local trades, and offer a page of useful links. We welcome your letters, event announcements and photos.

Harbour Weather External link logo - Eastbourne Tides External link logo - Flood Alerts External link logo - Live Channel Traffic External link logo

Visiting Sovereign Harbour

The Waterfront, Sovereign HarbourThe Harbour is an interesting place to explore, with leisure and fishing boats, the sea locks, a harbour boat tour, the lifeboat station and the many harbour and beach-side walks and cycle paths. The South Harbour has a large water feature External link logo See maps...

'The Waterfront' area at Sovereign Harbour offers a wide range of restaurants, cafés, and bars, some shops, and beauty, health and hair salons. Visit The Waterfront web site External link logo for further information and to obtain discount vouchers.

The adjacent Sovereign Harbour Retail Park has several large stores, including Asda, Boots, Matalan and Next, a gym and a multi-screen cinema. The Waterfront and the marina are home to a number of companies offering services to the business and marine communities.

Eastbourne FishermenEastbourne Fishermen have proposed plans for a Fishermens' Quay at Sovereign Harbour. More info on the Eastbourne Fishermen web site... External link logo

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