About Eastbourne

Eastbourne is bursting with so many things to see and do; you might want to extend your visit to fit more of the activities in and we are sure you will want to come back!

There are plenty of attractions and fun things to do for all ages. From theme parks and zoos to exploring the area's history. There are a good number of National Trust properties nearby or you could discover 1066 castles, the museums and art galleries. Relax and enjoy the views of Beachy Head or our parks and gardens, sample the local produce from our vineyards and farmers markets, enjoy fun filled trips to the seaside or the South Downs National Park, spend the day shopping, then soak up the local atmosphere in one of our many restaurants, wine bars or traditional pubs.

Eastbourne Seafront & Beaches

Eastbourne's main resort beach runs from the Pier to Wish Tower, half a mile to the south. Backing the beach is the promenade lined with grand Victoria hotels leaving little doubt of Eastbourne seaside resort heritage.

There are plenty of other vintage features too, including a fine bandstand, hosting regular excellent brass and tribute band concerts all of which often end with an amazing firework display.

One of the beach's is indeed the town's most prominent features is the 1,000ft (300m) long pier. Opened in 1870 this grand pier has an impressive pavilion at the seaward end. However, over the years it has suffered at the hands of storms, wartime bombs and more recently a fire in 2014. The good news is that the pier has been fully repaired and is open for business as usual. 

Most beaches in Eastbourne are not sandy. It is a typical south coast beach with pebbles and shingle divided up by a series of wooden groynes. There are however some patches of sand on the beaches and at low time, a significant sandy area with rock pools is revealed. An excellent natural playground for children. 

South Downs & Beachy Head

The Downs around Eastbourne are recognised as an area of outstanding natural beauty. The dramatic 530 feet high cliffs of Beachy Head give stunning views over the Eastbourne and the English Channel.

Why not walk or cycle the South Down's Way. The route stretches for 90 miles between Eastbourne and Winchester, taking in picturesque villages and stunning scenery. It is suitable for walkers, horse riders and mountain bikes.

The South Down's Way. The route stretches for 90 miles between Eastbourne and Winchester, taking in picturesque villages and stunning scenery. It is suitable for walkers, horse riders and mountain bikes.

Eastbourne benefits from its prominent position at the foot of the South Downs and with this beautiful backdrop, the seaside resort enjoys its own unique microclimate, away from some of the harsh weather elsewhere.

Sovereign Harbour

Northern Europe’s largest composite marina complex and boasts four linked harbours,a large FREE car park and the hugely popular Waterfront retail and restaurant development.

Rain or shine, day or night, seven days a week, you and the family will have a great time at The Waterfront, Sovereign Harbour, Eastbourne. boat-sales, cafes, restaurants and bars, along with a luxury hair studio, boat tours and charters. Or at the nearby Crumbles shopping centre where all main high-street stores can be found.

What's On

From international tennis, theatres, museums and galleries to air shows fireworks and carnival parades, golf and horse riding. Eastbourne has something for everyone. 

Nearby are many National Trust properties, Camber Sands, Rye, Hastings, Brighton and London is only one & half hours by train. 

For major events happening all year round and to help you plan your stay in Eastbourne please Visit Eastbourne 


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