Eastbourne - the sunniest place in the UK
This charming seaside town boasts more sunshine hours than any other UK location.
Take a stroll on the promenade or get your skates on if you’re feeling brave.
Rent a kayak or stand up paddleboard near the Wish Tower – or learn to windsurf or sail at Buzz Active watersports centre.
Or simply relax on the glorious pebble beach…
Shop 'til you drop!
Eastbourne town centre has a surprising amount of shops to while away a few hours. The multi-million pound renovation of the Beacon shopping centre has created an oasis of high street retailers, plus the bonus of a new multi-screen cinema and a host of great restaurants.
Or if quirky independents are more your thing, try the Enterprise centre by Eastbourne station, which has a fabulous array of boutique clothing stores, plus a florist, jewellery shop, lots of eateries and even somewhere to get your bike fixed.
And don’t miss the charming Little Chelsea area which covers South Street and Grove Road and includes many independent boutiques, cafes and restaurants.
Book an Eastbourne culture break
There are four theatres in total and regular West End shows appearing, so why not check what’s on and book tickets in advance of your visit? And the excellent Towner Art Gallery is well worth a visit, with exhibitions regularly updated and inspiring.
For the sport lovers, the world-renowned Devonshire Park grass courts are a pull – especially when the pre-Wimbledon, Nature Valley International Tennis Tournament is on.
Learn English in Eastbourne
There are several language schools in Eastbourne offering English lessons for children and adults alike. Courses are particularly plentiful and popular throughout the summer months, however lessons are possible year round at some of the local English schools.
Eastbourne is a great destination to learn English – as well as being a beautiful and safe place to visit, it is well connected for students to explore the south of England. We have direct train services to London Victoria, Gatwick airport, Brighton, Lewes and many other areas, plus a wealth of quintessentially English villages to visit by bus.
Many English language schools provide accommodation for children with host families, or if full families are choosing to learn English together, a holiday home can provide a flexible base.
Places to stay in Eastbourne
We have a wealth of lovely places to stay in Eastbourne if you want to be central and close to the action.
Our one-bedroom and two-bedroom Gresham House apartments are particularly popular – each with private patios and moments from the beach. If stairs are an issue, the two-bedroom Playwright apartment close to the theatres has lift access or the one-bedroom Stagedoor apartment opposite it is set on the ground floor.
For larger families, our three-bedroom 1st floor and Penthouse apartments in Bicknell House are ideal – set just off the seafront and a hop, skip and jump from the delicious Favoloso ice cream parlour.
Need advice to help you choose the right property for you? Get in touch with us and we’ll be happy to help.