Visit Eastbourne: Your Travel Guide

Things to Do in Eastbourne
Seven Sisters
This walking route will take you along the cliffs, across grass-carpeted limestone plateaus. The views over the Channel and along the cliff faces are well worth the climb up. Aim for the Golden Galleon pub to fuel up with a hearty lunch before heading back again.
Beachy Head
Beachy Head is well known as one of the top walking spots in the land – and it’s easy to see why. The range of routes available is amazing, from little strolls that take in historic sites to more challenging odysseys along the South Downs Hills, and everything in between. Whatever you pick, you’ll be guaranteed stunning natural panoramas and fresh sea air!
Eastbourne Pier
Eastbourne Pier is a classic starting point for walks up Beachy Head. This is where you don your jacket, double-check your maps, make sure your flask is full – and prepare yourself for the climb ahead! It’s just beautiful, lined with charming buildings that harken back to a golden age of British seaside resorts.
Congress Theatre
The Congress Theatre is a Grade II* listed, purpose built, modern theatre and conference venue with a seating capacity of 1,689, located in the town of Eastbourne, in the coastal region of East Sussex.
Winter Gardens, 14 Compton St

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Traveler's Reviews & Photos

10
Exceptional
I thought it a good shopping centre, good restaurants especially Seaview (think it was called) Indian restaurant very good. Good fish and chips at Pedros. Two Wetherspoon pubs if you want cheap drinks. Plenty of public buses.
David
United Kingdom
March 22, 2017
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Very Good
I was visiting an Aunt so I am familiar with area.The seafront/promenade well maintained beautiful flower beds. Regular shows performances on the bandstand & Theatres.Good selection of shops in Arndale Centre for wet days.Great base for Beachy Head and Lewes. Italian Restaurant excellent.
Diana
United Kingdom
March 25, 2017
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pier nice and promenade, town run down, lots of people living on streets. When little train running good but a bit early in season. We ate our breakfast one day at Weatherspoons which was very good, modern building. the other day breakfast in hotel.
Very disappointed overhaul
United Kingdom
March 23, 2017
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Very Good
We didn't see it at its best on a windy weekend in March but I imagine it's a nice place to visit in the summer.
Julie
United Kingdom
March 21, 2017
10
Exceptional
Always love visiting Eastbourne. Lots to do and beach never very crowded.
Steve
United Kingdom
March 21, 2017

Accommodations and Hotels in Eastbourne

The View Hotel

9 Wonderful

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$62

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The Big Sleep Hotel Eastbourne by Compass Hospitality

8.1 Very Good

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$44

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Eastbourne Riviera Hotel

8.1 Very Good

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$38

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The Grand Hotel

8.8 Excellent

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$189

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Cavendish Hotel

8.2 Very Good

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$43

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Best Western Lansdowne Hotel

8.5 Very Good

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$34

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The Strand Hotel

6.6 Review score

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$31

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Shore View Hotel

8.2 Very Good

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$42

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Hydro Hotel

8.6 Excellent

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$54

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Recommended in Eastbourne

The walks along the cliffs around Beachy Head are suitable for people of all ages as the ground is gently sloping with no steep bits. Birling Gap and the Seven Sisters is very interesting as you can see how the coastline has evolved over the years. You can walk as far as you can see if you are feeling energetic.

There is a good variety of shops for young and old. Young people do use Eastbourne as a shopping target, but it is particularly good for those of a certain age who would appreciate the flatness of the central area: no hills to negotiate.

Sitting on the beach watching the free Airborne long weekend. Beautiful surroundings, shops are good and restaurants are varied and good quality

Saw a pro-am production at the Hippodrome this time. Well produced and performed musical variety "There's Magic in the Music"

Eastbourne has a reputation for safety and cleanliness. The promenade is flat and is great for strolling or jogging.

The views from Beachy head are amazing

Beatty Cafe Buffet Time Rumblebelly's

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