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Beaches in Eastbourne

Eastbourne is famous for its clean, safe bathing beaches and its two-mile promenade leading past the pier, the spectacular carpet gardens, the famous 1930s Bandstand, the historic Napoleonic towers and seafront cafés.

Eastbourne is well established within the top ten UK beaches;our beaches are varied and have something to offer everyone, they are shingle beaches with sandy stretches at mid to low tide. 

Visit Eastbourne's award winning seafront for clean seas and Quality Coast winning beaches. Choose from the main resort beach which provides safe bathing zones and kidzsafe wristband scheme, the idyllic Holywell and Falling Sands offering rock pools full of marine life at low tide, water sports off the East beaches or secluded beaches along the Sussex Heritage Coast.


Airbourne:Eastbourne International Airshow

16-19 August 2018
Eastbourne Seafront - FREE Entry

Tourism Event of the Year 2015/16 at the Beautiful South Awards, Highly Commended in the 2016 VisitEngland Award and voted the UK's Best FREE Airshow by Airscene! Airbourne celebrates 26 years of airshow excellence in 2018.

Attracting huge crowds, Eastbourne's International Airshow boasts a 2 mile flying display line along Eastbourne seafront and regularly features the very best in military and civilian aviation display teams including the Red Arrows, Typhoon and the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight, plus many more.

Ground displays open 10am - 6pm daily, with flying from lunchtime until approx. 5pm.

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Airbourne dates for your diary!

15 - 18 August 2019
13 - 16 August 2020


Beachy Head - Birling Gap

The Sussex coast claims to be the sunniest place in the UK and the perfect place for a great day out.

Visit Beachy Head cliffs in Eastbourne. The UK's highest chalk sea cliff features at the western end of Eastbourne seafront in the South Downs National Park and Seven Sisters Country Park.

The red and white striped Eastbourne Lighthouse, brought into service in 1902, is an iconic landmark on the British coastline sitting 500 feet below the cliffs of Beachy Head. The lighthouse still operates at night to guide passing mariners, its light providing an effective range of up to 8 nautical miles across the English Channel.

The spectacular cliffs tops of Beachy Head are a must see for all visitors to Eastbourne and the South Downs. Walk up from the western end of Eastbourne seafront or cycle from the start of the South Downs Way.

Birling Gap offers a chalk and shingle beach great for rock pooling and fossil hunting at low tide. With a south west facing beach it is very popular with surfers and kite fliers too so really whatever sort of thing you fancy doing there's plenty of it here!
The 50 steps from the car park lead down to a safe spot for paddling .

There are excellent walks on the South Downs Way over the Seven Sisters hills, and this area is really populous with butterflies.


Theatres in Eastbourne

Theatres in Eastbourne include the Congress Theatre, Devonshire Park Theatre, Royal Hippodrome, Winter Garden and the Underground Theatre. Offering a year round programme of shows including touring West End musicals, drama, comedy, live music, children’s shows and so much more.


Tennis in Eastbourne

Devonshire Park - the home of tennis on the south coast
Aegon International 22 June - 30 June 2018

Just moments from the beach, Devonshire Park is a world class tennis venue, hosting six major tennis tournaments each year, and home of the Aegon International.

For 2018, in addition to the WTA tour status for women, Eastbourne will once again be an ATP World Tour event which will see the return of the men to an expanded tournament.


Christmas Market at Eastbourne

Sat 9 - Sun 17 Dec 2017
09:00 to 19:00

Town Centre- FREE entry

This year the Eastbourne Christmas market promises to come back even bigger and better than the popular market last December. You can expect to find over 35 traditional Christmas stalls selling a wide range of handmade gifts and local produce along with a Santa's grotto, fairground rides, Christmas carols, mulled wine and live performances in its new location of Eastbourne Town Centre!


Other attractions

Other attractions include the Sovereign Harbour Marina which has a wide selection of restaurants, bars and shops. There is also the Eastbourne Miniature Steam Railway Adventure Park.

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Eastbourne Bandstand

The iconic 1930s bandstand is located directly on the beach front, with open views of the sea. The Bandstand is still thriving, and has over 140 performances and concerts each year. It makes a great place to visit with its unique architecture and picturesque setting. The bandstand also has many firework displays throughout the year.

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