East Brighton Park and Sheepcote Valley

The attraction of East Brighton park is the feeling of open space - the wide open expanses of grass really give you an air of freedom, with local nature reserve Sheepcote Valley beyond.

The attraction of East Brighton Park is the feeling of open space. The wide open expanses of grass give you an air of freedom, with local nature reserve Sheepcote Valley beyond.

The park covers approximately 60 acres just behind Brighton Marina and is also the home to Whitehawk F.C. who play in the Sussex County league division one.

Our sheep lookerers were featured on the BBC on Christmas Day 2012. Read the full story on our urban shepherds at Sheepcote Valley and listen to the interview on BBC Radio 4

For more information on the park, go to the review of East Brighton Park.


There is no camping allowed on site. Please use Sheepcote Valley Caravan Site.

Parking in East Brighton Park

East Brighton Park is a popular park for sports use. The shared road through the park provides access to the South Downs National Park, the Brighton Caravan Club, Brighton College sports facility and Whitehawk FC. It is also used by South East Coast Ambulance Service to land air ambulance emergencies for delivery to Royal Sussex Hospital.

The number of vehicles parking in East Brighton Park is causing access problems for the South East Coast Ambulance Service and Brighton Caravan Club that share the access road through the park with park users. The volume of traffic is also affecting the look of the park and eroding areas of grass where vehicles are unable to pass due to obstruction from other vehicles.

As a result parking restrictions have been introduced in the park including pay and display parking, double yellow lines and disabled badge holders parking spaces.


Sports Facilities


Points of Interest


Report a problem in the park

Have you found a problem at the park? If so, contact us using our online City Parks problem report form.

Getting there

Brighton City map

Click the map to find the park's location.


The 7, 21, 47 and 52 buses run near the park during the day. Further information and timetables available from the Brighton & Hove Bus company.


There are cycle lanes leading to the park from the city centre and various places to secure your bicycle to around the park. For more information on cycling around the city check the Journey On site.


There is limited free parking available at the park. The parking costs are:

  • up to 1 hour - £1
  • up to 2 hours - £1.50
  • up to 4 hours - £2.50
  • up to 6 hours - £5

Opening Times

Park: Always open

Pavilion Cafe - Summer: Monday to Friday, 9am to 4pm, Saturday to Sunday, 8.30am to 8pm

Winter: Wednesday 9am to 4pm, Saturday to Sunday, 9am to 5pm

Don't miss this

East Brighton Bulb displayEast Brighton Park is home to one of the biggest and most dramatic municipal bulb displays in the country. 420,000 bulbs were planted in the autumn of 2008 to give a continuous but changing display of colour from February through to May.
The park is also home to a new woodland plantation containing hundreds of new saplings which were planted as part of a ‘Trees for Cities’, a mass tree planting event involving schools, businesses and local volunteers. As the saplings mature into woodland, further plants will be added to enhance the site, in keeping with the natural development of the new woodland.
You can also Dedicate a Bench at this park. 

Get involved and find out more