Eastbourne is renowned for its superb sunshine record, unspoilt seafront, pretty carpet gardens and three miles of glorious beaches.
Serving as a gateway to the South Downs National Park, immerse yourself in nature and enjoy the rolling hills, river valleys, ancient woodland and iconic white chalk cliffs. With accessible paths for walkers and cyclists at Beachy Head, catch a glimpse of the iconic red and white striped Beachy Head Lighthouse or continue walking over the Downs towards the rolling Seven Sisters.
Named one of the top three dog-friendly towns in the UK, four legged friends are welcome in Eastbourne with an abundance of walks, dog-friendly cafes, pubs, hotels and more. Check out the dedicated dog-friendly guide for a full list of dog friendly places.
Eastbourne’s packed events programme runs from May – December and promises something for everyone. From beer festivals and the Beachy Head Marathon to the Rothesay International Eastbourne tennis tournament and the Eastbourne International Airshow, voted the UK’s best free airshow in 2023.
The iconic 1930s bandstand is a favourite amongst live music fans, hosting world class tribute acts and classical concerts courtesy of silver and brass bands. With more than 140 performances throughout the 2024 season, this open-air venue is one of the busiest bandstands in the world!
Enjoy a culture fix with 4 theatres to choose from, showcasing West End productions and TV favourite comedians to touring plays and audience pleasing pantomimes. Collecting and exhibiting art for 100 years, a visit to Towner Eastbourne is a must. Host of the Turner Prize 2023, art isn’t confined to the inside of this gallery, its colourful geometric ‘Dance Diagonal’ artwork by German artist Lothar Götz on the gallery’s exterior walls is the perfect spot for a selfie!
One of the largest man-made marinas in Europe, Sovereign Harbour is Eastbourne’s best kept secret with vibrant events, waterfront restaurants, retail outlets and harbour walks making this a great escape from everyday life. The many boat tours on offer at the harbour also offer a unique chance to get up close to Beachy Head Lighthouse and the stunning Seven Sisters cliffs.
After a day of exploring, unwind and raise a glass to locally produced wine and beers. One of the world’s top growing wine regions, Sussex has been named a Protected Designation of Origin with nearby Rathfinny Wine Estate offering the perfect place to sample an award winning ‘glass of Sussex’. Or pop along to the Long Man Brewery in the neighbouring village of Litlington to sample their award winning beers.
Offering a wide selection of accommodation options to suit all budgets and requirements, from hotels and 5* star luxury to friendly guesthouses or cosy self-catering accommodation options. With everything you need for the perfect coastal break, order your free 2024 Eastbourne Holiday guide, available as a printed brochure or digital download, to get planning your visit to Eastbourne.
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