The town of Eastbourne is located on the south coast of England in the county of East Sussex. Eastbourne vacations have been extremely popular with British people for some considerable time. However, it’s popularity really started to increase when the railway system first ran to the town in Edwardian times.
When you visit the town you you’re not restricted to just the town’s many facilities. The towns of Brighton and Hastings are within easy reach. If you choose Eastbourne as a base, you’re well placed to explore Beachy Head Cliff or watch the wildlife on the South Downs.
As you’d expect from a seaside resort, there are plenty of beaches and which are afforded some shelter as it lies beneath the cliffs to the East. You’re almost assured of good weather as the town records high sunshine hours through the whole year.
Of course, you’re not restricted to building sandcastles on the beaches, there are 4 theatres in the town, as well as a number of parks, a band stand and some museums. So you will certainly find that there is plenty for one to do and see when you stay in Eastbourne. There is plenty of local transport to get you around or you can take a stroll through the streets if you prefer.
As mentioned one of the most popular attractions for those who take a vacation in Eastbourne is Beachy Head. It’s located towards the west of the town and it rises 530 feet (162 metres) above sea level. When you get to the top, you’ll be rewarded with spectacular views and if it’s a clear day, you’ll be able to see as far away as Dungeness in Kent.
The nearby Abbots Wood should also be on your “to do” list. This historic woodland is one of the best that you will find in the country. The peaceful setting will allow you to unwind and enjoy being at one with nature. The woodlands are home to many different wildlife species and lots of different species of trees and other plants.
During the summer, the town also has a number of boat trips available. Lasting around 60 minutes, these trips offer a leisurely view of Beachy Head and the nearby coastline. The trip generally starts from the town’s port and will head out to Beachy Head peninsular before heading back in to land once more.
When you decide to stay in Eastbourne, check out this list of Eastbourne hotels and guest houses.