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Eastbourne and the South Downs

Feel refreshed and invigorated by our stunning South Coast resort at the foot of the magnificent South Downs National Park. Rich in culture and heritage with year round entertainment, attractions, activities, a packed events programme and superb range of accommodation. The perfect break.

Just 90 minutes from London, mid-way between Brighton and Hastings and surrounded by stunning Sussex countryside, towns and villages, Eastbourne is perfect for a traditional seaside holiday, fun-packed family getaway or escape from the 9-5.

Simple seaside pleasures
Our elegant seafront stretches from cosmopolitan Sovereign Harbour to secluded Holywell Beach beneath iconic Beachy Head. Fly a kite, search for ammonites, picnic on the beach or just sit on a bench and watch the world go by.

The great outdoors
Explore the natural wonders of our breathtaking countryside or get active in, on, beside the sea, up on the downs, and beyond. From paddle-boarding to golf plus superb walking and cycling along our stunning Heritage Coast.

Keep little ones amused at our fantastic range of attractions, indoors and out. Play pirates, get wet and go wild, meet meerkats, go rockpooling, train as a lifeguard and much more.

Non-stop entertainment
Enjoy outstanding entertainment from West End musicals to top comedians plus a superb programme of hundreds of events and festivals, many free. Cultural and heritage highlights including our world-class Towner Art Gallery, new Heritage Trail and the majestic moated Herstmonceux Castle.

Eat, shop, sleep
With a huge range of high street and independent shops, cafes and restaurants and accommodation ranging from sophisticated seafront hotels to friendly guest-houses, teepees to quaint cottages, there's every reason to stay at our town at the foot of the downs.

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