5/5 - Excellent
Verified travelerNov 2, 2019
An interesting, lively town with lots of things to do and see.
Old-fashioned Victorian charm and modern culture come together in this buzzing coastal resort.
Located on England’s rugged southeast coast, Eastbourne exudes an old-world ambiance that can be traced back to its heyday as a Victorian seaside resort. Traditional activities, such as sunbathing, swimming and donkey rides, are balanced by contemporary cultural attractions, including the award-winning Towner Art Gallery and myriad theaters. Stroll along the seafront, build sandcastles on the shore and admire the breathtaking chalk cliffs.
In the mid-19th century, a newly built railway line drove this town’s development as a seaside resort. With the advent of affordable overseas travel in the late 20th century, the resort fell into decline as a tourist destination and instead became a popular retirement spot. See the new iteration of the contemporary Towner Art Gallery that opened in 2009, helping to establish the town as a worthwhile cultural destination.
Explore the seafront for reminders of its past. See Victorian hotels, the 1930s Eastbourne Bandstand and the restored Eastbourne Pier, a well-known Victorian structure that suffered a devastating fire in 2014. Walk along the pier and pause for desserts, sandwiches and hot drinks at the tea room and taste battered fish and salty chips, a British seaside staple.
Head north from the pier along the seafront to reach the Redoubt Fortress and Military Museum, a converted Napoleonic fort. Stop at the quirky Museum of Shops to inspect relics and tokens of the past. Here, four floors of exhibits display retro objects, such as old household items, sports equipment and vintage packaging. For cultural enjoyment, visit the purpose-built Towner Art Gallery and investigate a permanent room dedicated to Sussex watercolorist Eric Ravilious.
The incredible coastal scenery surrounding Eastbourne provides excellent hiking and walking opportunities. Trek along part of the 100-mile (160-kilometer) South Downs Way to see the magnificent ice-white Seven Sisters cliffs and the chalk headland of Beachy Head.
Eastbourne is well connected to other southeast England destinations, while local buses serve the town itself. Ride the train from London or nearby Brighton for a daytrip. Enjoy a trip to the seaside under sunny, blue skies.
Eastbourne City Centre is known for its stunning beaches, and with sights like Eastbourne Pier and Eastbourne Beach, you won't get bored spending a day wandering around this part of Eastbourne Seafront.
While there might not be top attractions in Meads, you can explore the larger area and discover places like Eastbourne Pier and Beachy Head.
Reviewed on Dec 7, 2019
Reviewed on Dec 3, 2019
Feel the sea breeze blow and admire the views of this white bluff, the highest chalk sea cliff in the United Kingdom.
Extending out from the seafront, this much-loved pier has shops, cafés, bars and restaurants.
Browse the military-themed exhibits at this fascinating museum, housed in a seemingly impregnable Napoleonic fort.
Nothing says vacation like spending a lazy day at Eastbourne Beach, a popular beach in Eastbourne. Stroll along the seaside in this family-friendly area, or check out its top-notch restaurants.
Stroll around the harbor-side walkways, admire the gleaming vessels moored at this marina and relax over a meal at a waterfront restaurant.
Commune with nature and explore the great outdoors at Seven Sisters during your travels in East Dean and Friston. Stroll along the beautiful beaches in this relaxing area, or check out its top-notch restaurants.
In the morning we visit one of the most famous prehistoric monuments in the world - a ‘must see’ during any stay in Britain. With more than 5000 years of history, Stonehenge remains one of the world’s great unsolved mysteries.
Brighton's Lanes are the city's prettiest and most historic quarter. Narrow streets of 18th century fishermen's cottages contrast with the modern buzz of colourful independent shops and cafes.
Dive in to an amazing journey through the original Victorian architecture of the oldest operating aquarium in the world! Look out for the dazzling scales, crazy colours, and fantastic fins of our 3,500 mesmerising creatures and get closer to them than ever before.
Brighton is a coastal city in England, also known as London-by-the-sea. It is a vibrant and colourful city, full of energy and fun. Discover why it’s been chosen by two monarchs and eight million tourists every year, making it one of the top ten most touristic and culturally diverse English cities and place for leisure.
this is a very unique opportunity to visit 3 places in one day. first brighton beach where you will have a lot of fun in the beach make sure to get swimming costumes. then off to Arundel Castle is a restored and remodelled medieval castle in Arundel, West Sussex, England.
Itinerary This is a typical itinerary for this product Stop At: Brighton Beach, Brighton England There are plenty of things to do when you visit Brighton. They include visits to the Royal Pavilion, the Brighton Museum and Art Gallery, the Brighton Toy and Model Museum, Brighton Pier, Kemp Town and, not to forget, the Duke of York Cinema.
Verified travelerJan 7, 2019
Very quiet in the winter months but I’m sure it would be lovely in summer. Seven Sisters and Birling Gap were stunning.