Eastbourne is reinventing the classic English seaside escape. Alongside grand Victorian beach resorts and 1930s bandstand, you’ll find trendy galleries and gourmet coffee houses. As well as crabbing and fishing, you can take to the skies with paragliding and flightseeing. And, if you ever tire of a ’99, you can indulge in fine dining – accompanied by timeless sea views.
Ice creams and art galleries, beaches and boutiques – Eastbourne does tradition with a twist.
Things to do
Eastbourne’s award-winning seafront is renowned for its clean seas. On a summer’s day, take a dip in the calm (yet bracing) waters, or pull up a deck chair on the beach and watch the world go by. Take a boat trip along the Sussex Heritage Coast or live out those childhood dreams along the promenade – from mini golf to funfair rides.
There’s more to Eastbourne than beaches. Just minutes away are the beautiful South Downs – the country’s newest National Park and the perfect spot for walking, biking or kite flying. And, if you have a head for heights, escape to the spectacular Beachy Head with its sheer chalk cliffs.
FOOD & DRINK
For foodies, Eastbourne brings together the ultimate combination of surf and turf. Indulge in a traditional Afternoon Tea served in classic Victorian grandeur. Dine on local bream, bass or conger eel from the local seas. And, to finish, sample the original Banoffee Pie – rumoured to have been created at the Hungry Monk Pub in the local village of Jevington.
Forget donkeys. Near Eastbourne is The Llama Park, home to llamas, alpacas, reindeer, Spanish horses and some Jacob sheep.
Top tip from SLH