Eastbourne is worth considering for a holiday break
, the resort makes an ideal base for you to explore more of Sussex and Kent. Eastbourne has acquired a reputation as a retirement seas-side town, a little sedate perhaps; but the resort offers a range of activities and attractions to suit all age-groups enabling all to enjoy their stay.
Eastbourne has around eight miles of coastline and five miles of promenade, the sea-front has various attractions including the 1930ís Bandstand with its blue dome it is the venue for a variety of concerts from early June to September. You can stroll along the elegant restored Victorian Pier where there are entertainments and eateries.
The resort is well known for its good clean beaches; you can hire a lounger, deckchair or a beach cabin, relax and enjoy the surroundings. The main beach is patrolled by lifeguards during the main holiday months.
One famous visitor attraction is Beachy Head, the highest chalk sea cliff in Britain at around 575ft high. There are regular pleasure cruises from Eastbourne to Beachy Head in the holiday season to see these spectacular cliffs. Alternatively you can take a sightseeing Open Top Bus Tour to the top of Beach Head these run regularly in the summer months.
Eastbourne has some beautiful gardens to admire the Carpet Gardens are a centrepiece of the sea-front and a popular visitor attraction. There are four theatres which offer a range of fine quality entertainment, something to suit most everyone, if you would like more information on what is on at the time of your holiday break contact the local Tourist Office or East Sussex Tourism Office who should be able to help you.
If you like to shop Eastbourne has a selection of the popular high street shops as well as a mix of independent ones selling a diverse selection of goods including arts and crafts. A 90 minute train journey will take you into London if you would like a day out and maybe spend some time in the Oxford Street shops! There is a regular train service to London Victoria from Eastbourne.
Worth visiting back at base in Eastbourne is the Towner Art Gallery it is well-known for its collection of 19th-20th century British Art including paintings by Eric Ravilious. There are a number of other museums and galleries in the town that may be of interest to you.
There are a lot of leisure and sport activities available in the town and the surrounding area. You will find plenty of pubs/ bars and some night clubs to keep you out til late!
East Sussex has many popular attractions including its spectacular coastline, walking and cycling are both popular visitor leisure pursuits in this part of the country. More details on the guided walks can be obtained from the East Sussex County Council guide.