Eastbourne is immediately to the east of the chalk sea cliffs of Beachy Head and the Seven Sisters and in between the South Downs countryside and the sea.

Unlike a lot of seaside towns Eastbourne has kept it's Victorian feel with a seafront consisting largely of Victorian hotels, pier and bandstand.

The beach is a typical Sussex pebble/shingle beach and stretches over 6km (4 miles) from Sovereign Harbour in the east to Beachy Head in the west.

As well as the seafront Eastbourne offers a good base and alternative from Brighton for exploring East Sussex including the South Downs and Beachy head. The town has a nice centre with a pedestrianised precinct and a choice of places to eat.

A visit must also include a trip to the The Redoubt Fortress and The Pavilion, both ideally located next to one another on Eastbourne seafront.


Why not check beaches nearby as we have 6 beaches around Eastbourne, 23 beaches in East Sussex, or have a look at our list of East Sussex dog friendly beaches, or even our United Kingdom Blue Flag beach list.

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    Eastbourne Airshow

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    Eastbourne East Beach

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    Eastbourne Pier

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    Birling Gap Beach

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    Eastbourne Wish Tower to Pier Beach

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    Royal Sovereign Lighthouse

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    Pevensey Bay Beach

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    Eastbourne Seafront Beach

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    Western Parade Beach

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    Beachy Head Lighthouse

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