What’s On

Eastbourne offers many great places to visit, views to enjoy, and some excellent restaurants and cafes serving both traditional British meals and international cuisine. Far more than just a great seafront, the variety of amenities ensure that everyone will find something to entertain!

Below we’ve detailed some of the many reasons to visit, and for more information there are links to other sites at the foot of the page.

Award-Winning Seafront

Eastbourne won the European Blue Flag Award in 2008 for the fifth year running, in recognition of the clean waters and beaches, making it a great place to enjoy a seaside holiday. We’re also officially the best place in Britain to enjoy the summer - Eastbourne was found to be the sunniest town in Britain 2007 by the Halifax Quality of Life Survey!


The town became a thriving seaside resort in Victorian times, the heyday of many british seaside holiday resorts, and features some excellent facilities from that time. The promenade stretches for miles along the beach, with cafes and small stalls providing refreshments, and many charming Victorian sheltered seating areas for visitors to relax and enjoy the view. The jewels in the crown of our promenade are the dramatic bandstand (the location of many musical concerts throughout the year - follow the links below), and the historic and beautiful pier providing great views of the town nestling next to the famous cliffs of Beachy Head.

Thriving Historic Town

For those looking for more modern entertainment Eastbourne offers many great theatres, cinemas, exciting and varied restaurants serving food from around the world, cafes and of course pubs serving traditional meals and local beers. Our town centre has a large covered shopping area with all the shops you’ll recognise, and streets full with small local shops selling a wide variety of niche and craft products.

Beautiful Countryside

If country walks interest you, Eastbourne provides an excellent gateway to the 100 mile-long South Downs Way, a network of footpaths leading you across the gently-rolling hills and iron-age settlements which surround the town. There are many excellent locations for birdwatching, and a country park to please nature-lovers of all sorts!

Golfers are also well-catered for, with three local golf courses and many more within just a short distance.


If you want more details about any of the great attractions and diversions in Eastbourne, take a look at the sites below.