Eastbourne town guide
Eastbourne is the finest example of a planned Victorian seaside resort. It is situated on the south coast, and enjoys a mild climate. The rolling hills of the South Downs meet the sea at Beachy Head and tower 500 feet over the sea below. This is one of the few undeveloped parts of the coast in southeast England.
The Promenade stretches for 5 miles, giving easy level walking. Swim, hunt for fossils under the cliffs or retreat into the Italian gardens and just relax. The beautiful floral bedding of the Carpet gardens is a great attraction to visitors. Enjoy a musical concert at the famous 1930's bandstand or take in the distant coastal views from the Victorian Pier.
Eastbourne is at one end of the South Downs Way - a 90-mile footpath along the cliffs.
By hire car there is so much of interest to visit - castle lovers will have a feast with Pevensey, Bodiam, Leeds, Hever and Herstmonceux castles close at hand. Also there is Chartwell and Battle Abbey to take in as well as many local Vineyards.
There is an interesting and diverse range of shops in Eastbourne, with the choice of Collectors Markets, Arndale Centre Enterprise Centre and many others.