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

8
Very Good
lots to do around the area, recommend the village of Alfrieston and the national trust clergy house very interesting and informative visit
Christine
United Kingdom
May 19, 2017
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Exceptional
The seafront is lovely a nice long promenade the site seeing bus is good value and really good shopping area and lots of restaurants to choose from overall plenty to do
Angela
United Kingdom
May 20, 2017
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Exceptional
Eastbourne is the perfect short break/long break for all ages,plenty to do a lovely beach,shops harbour ,threare's walks,plenty of places to eat and a lot going on.
PAULINE
United Kingdom
May 20, 2017
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Very Good
Old traditional seaside town with many Victorian buildings alongside more modern ones. Plenty of walking space along the prom.
Ian
United Kingdom
May 20, 2017
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Very Good
Seaside without the raucous side of things, good restaurants you must try Mo mambo.
Terence
United Kingdom
May 20, 2017

Accommodations and Hotels in Eastbourne

The View Hotel

9 Wonderful

Score from 1,701 reviews

$58

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  • “very clean”
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The Grand Hotel

8.8 Excellent

Score from 870 reviews

$214

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  • “beautiful building”
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  • “excellent quality of food”
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Shore View Hotel

8.2 Very Good

Score from 1,893 reviews

$48

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  • “very clean”
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Best Western Lansdowne Hotel

8.5 Very Good

Score from 1,415 reviews

$35

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  • “wonderful staff”
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Eastbourne Riviera Hotel

8.1 Very Good

Score from 1,280 reviews

$50

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  • “wonderful staff”
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Hydro Hotel

8.7 Excellent

Score from 856 reviews

$55

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The Big Sleep Hotel Eastbourne by Compass Hospitality

8.1 Very Good

Score from 1,652 reviews

$57

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  • “location was great”
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Cavendish Hotel

8.1 Very Good

Score from 3,820 reviews

$54

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  • “wonderful staff”
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  • “excellent quality of food”
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Oban Hotel

8 Very Good

Score from 408 reviews

$76

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  • “wonderful staff”
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  • “location was great”
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  • “excellent quality of food”
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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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