Philip Eden, the renowned meteorologist, has revealed further data that enhances what Eastbourne’s residents and visitors can?t fail to notice ? that Eastbourne really is the sunniest spot in the UK, beating other sun traps such as Jersey and Guernsey.

Eastbourne enjoyed almost 5.5 hours of sunshine A DAY last year which should offer a little comfort if you’re thinking about planning a holiday in Eastbourne this year.

Perhaps not surprisingly Eastbourne is the fastest growing seaside resort attracting almost 5 million visitors last year, but given the space along the prom from Sovereign Harbour to Holywell, Beachy Head and along the Seven Sisters and across the South Downs National Park you won’t feel over-crowded.