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Eastbourne is a stylish and elegant Victorian resort, featuring eight miles of coastline sheltered by national beauty spot downland – a great setting to enjoy a fantastic variety of activities, pursuits and top class events. The classic parade of Victorian hotels overlooks exquisite floral displays along the seafront.” From Eastbourne Borough Council Tourist Brochure

EastbournePopulation

100 000 approx. To read about the population of Eastbourne, its languages, religion, ethnicity and employment statistics go here.

Eastbourne SeafrontBeach

Award winning, safe and clean beaches stretching from Holywell in the west, past the pier and on to Sovereign Harbour in the east.

Eastbourne PromenadePromenade

Spanning the entire 5 mile length of the seafront. The promenade has three tiers in places.

Sovereign Harbour EastbourneSovereign Harbour

Marina development to the east of the centre offering shops, restaurants, cinema and mooring facilities. Go here to see their website.

Eastbourne PierPier

Built around 1866. Severely damaged by fire in July 2014. With a nightclub, pub, amusement arcade, shops and speedboat rides, the pier offers a multitude of options. The website is here.

Arndale Centre EastbourneArndale Centre

All the high street stores you expect in a naturally lit, newly rebuild, refurbished shopping complex in the centre of town.

Enterprise Centre, EastbourneEnterprise Centre

Local businesses and smaller specialist shops in this attractively converted railway depot. Right next to the railway station on Terminus Road.

Eastbourne Railway StationRailway

Two trains every hour to London Victoria, Brighton and Hastings. For further travel information go here.

Beachy Head LighthouseBeachy Head

Stunning views from these world-famous white chalk cliffs to the lighthouse below, built in 1902. The Allchorn company run boat trips to the lighthouse from near the pier. For more information click here. For photos click here.

Birling Gap Seven SistersSouth Downs

The Seven Sisters, Birling Gap, the Cuckmere Valley and beyond. It all begins in Eastbourne. Beautiful countryside and exhilarating walks, through local villages like Jevington and on to Alfriston and Seaford.

Devonshire Park, EastbourneTheatres

Four major theatres, The Congress, Devonshire Park, Winter Garden and Royal Hippodrome are all within walking distance of the town centre. For more information click here.

Eastbourne International TennisInternational Tennis

In June every year the top female tennis players in the world meet at Devonshire Park in Eastbourne for the pre-Wimbledon tournament.

Red Arrows Airbourne 2009Airbourne Air Show

Billed as the biggest free show in the south. RAF, fast jets and historic planes every year at the end of August on the seafront, promenade and Western Lawns opposite the Grand Hotel. For more information click here.

Carpet Gardens EastbourneCarpet Gardens

The flagship of Eastbourne’s seafront gardens, capturing the elegance of Victorian bedding and floral sculpture.

Dotto Train EastbourneDoto Train

Fun train rides for all the family, taking you from one end of the seafront to the other.

BandstandBandstand

Regular performances throughout the summer by a variety of musicians and bands at this 1930s building. It’s on the promenade between the pier and Wish Tower slope.

Redoubt FortressRedoubt Fortress

Built in 1806 it was originally part of the Napoleonic coastal defenses. Now a military museum housing objects covering 300 years of conflict. Head east of the pier.

Wish TowerWish Tower

Coastal look out and landmark during Napoleon’s reign. Built in 1804 it now houses a small museum.

eastbourne-old-town-3Old Town

The original town of Eastbourne with the source of the River Bourne in Motcombe Park, The Lamb, one of the oldest pubs in the country, the 12 century St. Mary’s Church and Gildredge Park. Head for The Goffs. See photos here.

MeadsMeads

At the foot of Beachy Head to the west of the centre is the pleasant, quiet Meads Village. Stop for tea and stroll round the small shops.

Eastbourne Golfing ParkGolf

Eastbourne has four golf clubs. Royal Eastbourne Golf club, Eastbourne Downs Golf Club, Willingdon Golf Club and Eastbourne Golfing Park.

Grand HotelHotels

There are plenty of hotels to choose from catering for all budgets, from the luxury of the Grand Hotel to Travelodge and Premier Inn. Go here to see the list.

RumblebellyRestaurants

There are numerous restaurants catering for all tastes, from English home cooking to Italian, Indian, US, Chinese and Szechuan cuisine. Go here to see a list.

Atlantis NightclubPubs and Clubs

Plenty to choose from. TJ’s, Atlantis and Cameo are the main clubs. Click here for more information

International Language SchoolInternational Language Schools

Thousands of foreign students come to Eastbourne every year to learn or improve their English.

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