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Eastbourne, East Sussex

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Area Covered:This guide covers Eastbourne and the surrounding villages including Hampden Park, Westham, Pevensey, Normans Bay, Rickney, Hankam, Polegate, Wannock, Willingdon, Ratton, East Dean, Birling Gap, Friston, Jevington, Filching, Exceat, Litlington, Cuckmere Valley, Cuckmere Haven, Aflriston, Wilmington, Berwick and Alciston.
Where:At the foot of towering Beachy Head, Eastbourne is situated on what's known as the Sunshine Coast in between Hastings and Brighton.
Why Visit:Eastbourne is a tradional English seaside resort and a great place to go for a weekend away. The beaches are safe, clean and family friendly and the lovingly restored Victorian pier is perfect for an ice-cream and a stroll. As well as all the usual high street shops Eastbourne has a wealth of great independent shops situated in the old town and the Meads. Eastbourne makes a good base for exploring the surrounding South Downs countryside and its many attractions. The town is also famous for its annual tennis tournament which serves as a ladies warm-up for Wimbledon.
Places of Interest:We definitely recommend a walk up on Beachy Head, Britain's highest chalk sea cliff provides fantastic views on clear days. For family fun we recommend Druscilla's Park or Eastbourne Miniature Steam Railway. For history lovers, Pevensey Castle is a must as the Clergy House in the pretty village of Alfriston. For walkers, we recommend the an amble up to the Long Man of Wilmington.
Using this Guide:Use the navigation bar on the left to click through to our guide to accommodation in Eastbourne (the best hotels, B&B's, guest houses and self-catering accommodation), our guide to eating out in Eastbourne (the best restaurants, bistros, cafes, tea shops, pubs, bars and country pubs) and a directory of local food sources (shops, markets and specialist local food suppliers in Eastbourne).