Eastbourne

Eastbourne

Type:Town

Eastbourne, East Sussex, BN21 4UG

Tel: 01323 415415

Eastbourne

About

Stroll along three miles of pristine palm-lined promenade, take in a show at the elegant art-deco inspired Bandstand, admire the views from the iconic Victorian Pier or simply admire the breath-taking beauty of the coastal landmarks at Beachy Head and along the Heritage Coastline to the world-famous Seven Sisters.  Eastbourne is the perfect seaside escape.

Located on the Sunshine Coast and just over an hour away from London, Eastbourne is nestled between the historic 1066 Country and the magnificent South Downs National Park.  Savour the unspoilt coast and countryside, splendid Victorian architecture and glorious seafront gardens.

Discover the cosmopolitan marina or get immersed in a variety of heritage and cultural attractions and year round events programme including the free seafront airshow; Airbourne (2022) and the international tennis tournament.  

Step from the Eastbourne seafront into the rich tapestry and diverse landscape of the South Downs National Park.  Follow the many walking routes to discover pretty villages such as Alfriston and East Dean or head along the coastal paths to take in some of the panoramic views from the highest chalk cliffs in the UK!

Art and culture seekers can take in a show at one of Eastbourne’s theatres, or admire the collections at the award-winning Towner Gallery.  These venues form part of Eastbourne’s new Devonshire Quarter which has recently been transformed into a premier destination for culture, sport and conferences.

Then why not explore further and head along the coast as part of the Coastal Culture Trail which links the Towner with two other galleries in Bexhill and Hastings.  Pop in and see the friendly team at Eastbourne Visitor Centre, who can help point you in the right direction. 

 

Things to see and do in Eastbourne...

  • Eastbourne is the gateway to the South Downs National Park, ideally located at start of the historic 101 mile South Downs Way. Discover the picturesque villages and stunning scenery on bike or foot.
  • There’s no better place to enjoy the sunniest place in the UK than Eastbourne Seafront, stretching out over 3 miles.
  • Enjoy dramatic views over the English Channel from the UK's highest chalk cliff, Beachy Head.  Make sure you visit the brand new Beachy Head story exhibition, with tales of history and smugglers past.  Afterwards, you can explore the stunning Seven Sisters Country Park (the Sisters are seven huge chalk cliffs jutting out to sea).
  • No trip to Eastbourne is complete without a visit to the Grade II listed, Victorian pier. Celebrating it’s 150th birthday in 2020.
  • Opened in 1935, Eastbourne Bandstand is home to a packed schedule of concerts from April – October, with live mic nights and concerts for all the family.  
  • The Towner Gallery was awarded Art Fund’s coveted Museum of the Year 2020 title.  It's free to visit and has been collecting arifacts for other 100 years.  Complete your visit with an instagram moment outside infront of its very colourful mural.
  • Take to the water for a paddle along the beautiful Cuckmere River.
  • Marvel at the spectacular views across the Downs, Eastbourne and Beachy Head as you take to the skies with a thrilling paragliding experience.
  • Check out Sovereign Harbour, Eastbourne’s marina and dine al fresco while watching the yachts glide past.
  • Explore the quirky boutiques, cafes and galleries in the ‘Little Chelsea’ area, named as one of the coolest neighbourhoods in the UK
  • Discover Eastbourne Redoubt that was built to keep Napoleon's armies out of Britain, it has been recently refurbished to house a cosy 62 seat cinema
  • Take a short drive to Herstmonceux Castle to enjoy the lovely Elizabethan gardens, and visit the interactive astronomy centre and observatory.
  • Head a little way out of town and make a visit to Drusillas, this famiy friendly zoo with climbing activities and fun park is ideally for a family fun day out. 

 

 

Accommodation in Eastbourne

From traditional seafront hotels with bewitching views of the coastline to designer boutique hotels and cosy B&B’s, to cute self-catering apartments and camping fun, we have a huge selection of quality assured accommodation perfect for you.

Eastbourne's accommodation will cater to your every whim with themed breaks, spa breaks, evening entertainment and delightful dining with a warm and friendly welcome. Surrounded by the stunning Sussex Weald, historic 1066 countryside and the South Downs National Park, Eastbourne offers an array of rural retreats in its surrounding countryside. Stay in country hotels, vineyards and farm stays, while exploring all that we have to offer during the day. Experience the luxury of England’s only 5 star seaside hotel, the breath-taking coastal views from a lighthouse apartment, the seclusion of a treehouse accommodation, or glamp it up in a tipi, stay in a medieval priory or cosy down in one of England’s oldest pubs – there is so much choice.

See the official tourism website VisitEastbourne.com for details and for all our accommodation offers and the best rates.

 

 

 

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Road Directions

Eastbourne is about 70 miles south of London, is easily accessible via the major motorway networks of the M23 and M25 and is well served by public transport.

Awards

  • Tourism South East Award -Destination Marketing Highly Commended Destination Marketing Highly Commended 2010
  • Tourism South East Award -Digital Marketing Highly Commended Digital Marketing Highly Commended 2010

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