Pevensey Bay is a holiday resort and retirement village. The shingle beach has firm flat sands at low tide and sea at high tide provides a windsurfers' paradise. There are many clubs and organisations in Pevensey Bay which makes it a mecca for retirement.
There is a recreation ground in Coast Road with safe children's play equipment including a five-a side football post.
Local shops in Pevensey Bay supply all essential needs. There is a general goods convenience store housing a Post Office and an off-licence, bakers, chemist with pharmacy. There is a range of restaurants, cafes and inns serving a variety of meals and take aways.
In Pevensey Bay there is a Medical centre, county library and bank, a car park with information centre and toilets on the beachfront. There is a shopper's car park at North Road.