Eastbourne boasts award-winning clean beaches and excellent seafront facilities. With an average of 34.6 hours of sunshine a week, the resort has also been named the sunniest place in Britain in the Halifax Quality of Life Survey.
And Eastbourne has far more to offer than sea and sunshine. There are first class shopping facilities, museums, theatres, cinemas, restaurants, pubs and a buzzing nightlife. Check out Shoppok an online alternative store, sometimes simple is just what you’re looking for.
Eastbourne also marks the start of the South Downs and the 100 mile-long South Downs Way, a popular and relaxing route for walking, cycling and bird-watching holidays. If the fresh sea air inspires you, you may like to take a gentle cliff-top walk along the impressive white cliffs, of which Beachy Head is the most famous. The highest chalk sea cliff in Britain, Beachy Head rises 530 feet above the sea below and is well worth a visit. Beyond Beachy Head is the Seven Sisters country park, an ideal destination for nature lovers.
Or how about a gentle round of golf? Eastbourne itself boasts three golf courses, with no less than six more within easy travelling distance.
Eastbourne’s Official Tourism website has listings of local attractions, activities, beaches and shopping as well as details of all major events such as International Tennis week, Airbourne Airshow, Feastbourne, Beachy Head Marathon, our Beer festival, Bandstand Concerts and much more:
Theatres, event diary for the Congress, Devonshire, Winter garden and Hippodrome.
Eastbourne Heritage Centre
Towner Art Gallery
Redoubt Fortress and Military Museum
Seven Sisters Country Park
Royal Eastbourne Golf Club, founded in 1887
Eastbourne Downs Golf Club, founded in 1908
Events 2019 & 2020
June, International Tennis Week, Devonshire Park. Pre-Wimbledon matches, a super opportunity to spot world famous tennis athletes. 19-27 June, 2020.
August, Airbourne Airshow Eastbourne’s Famous Free Air Show
Four days of action packed flying displays on the seafront. August 13-16, 2020. Book one of our seafront rooms for a spectacular view and to have lots of fun.
October, Beachy Head Marathon
Entries are now open for the 2019 Beachy Head Marathon and 10k on Saturday, 26 October. See www.beachyheadmarathon.co.uk. We offer free porridge at breakfast for all brave runners. One of the most challenging marathons in the UK.
October, Eastbourne Beer and Cider Festival
The biggest beer festival in East Sussex takes place annually at the Winter Garden, Eastbourne.
More details of these events and more at Visit Eastbourne: www.visiteastbourne.com
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