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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 Reviews & Photos

Somphon
10
Exceptional
Love the seafront and the relaxing atmosphere. Delicious meal at Prezzo, great food and value. We love to walk around and find it very easy to access shops, seafront and theatres on foot. Well worth taking the sight seeing trip on the bus to Beachy Head.
Somphon
United Kingdom
April 20, 2018
Nick
8
Very Good
Mostly hotels on the seafront, much quieter than Brighton, town centre has most things but a bit tatty, seafront is pleasant and long. Pebbly beach. Head to Sovereign Harbour for food.
Nick
United Kingdom
April 18, 2018
6
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Old fashioned sea side town. The sun came out would have been nice to get a deck chair. Seems to be a problem with dog mess that you don’t see in other towns now. Town centre looking a bit tired.
United Kingdom
April 19, 2018
Margaret
10
Exceptional
Lots to see and do but shame part of the pier was cordoned off Recommend a visit to Redoubt Fort very interesting guided tour The site seeing bus is a very reasonable price also the commentary is informative
Margaret
United Kingdom
April 21, 2018
Vicki
10
Exceptional
Been a favourite of mine for many years. Plenty to do, child friendly, but also quiet areas to just relax and heal your soul...
Vicki
United Kingdom
April 20, 2018

Accommodations & Hotels in Eastbourne

The Grand Hotel

8.8 Excellent

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$171

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Hydro Hotel

8.7 Excellent

Score from 1,436 reviews

$56

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Best Western Lansdowne Hotel

8.6 Excellent

Score from 1,955 reviews

$50

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The View Hotel

9 Awesome

Score from 2,192 reviews

$47

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Eastbourne Riviera Hotel

8.1 Very Good

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$40

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Citrus Hotel Eastbourne by Compass Hospitality (Formerly Big Sleep Hotel Eastbourne)

8 Very Good

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$40

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Oban Hotel

8.1 Very Good

Score from 537 reviews

$69

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Langham Hotel Eastbourne

8.8 Excellent

Score from 752 reviews

$56

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Cavendish Hotel

7.6 Good

Score from 3,919 reviews

$52

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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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