What will you do? Even more importantly why should you visit us here and not go somewhere else? Well we can help answer that for you as we have a list of the 10 top attractions to visit whilst you are here, all perfectly suitable for couples, individuals, groups and families!
(This list I should point out has been voted for by you the public... the loyal travellers who come to Eastbourne and post their comments on Trip Advisor.)
Attraction Number 10 – The Towner, an award winning contemporary art museum for South East England presenting major exhibitions of UK and international contemporary art along with a renowned collection of art from across the ages. Laura Cumming from The Observer described it as “One of the most creative and brilliantly run institutions in visual arts anywhere”
Attraction Number 9 – Congress Theatre. A purpose build modern theatre with shows booked throughout the year such at High Society, Swing Session 11, The Johnny Cash Roadshow, Crazy for You, London Philharmonic Orchestra and much, much more. There is always something on for all ages!
Attraction Number 8 – Treasure Island. This Pirate themed adventure park offers a unique mix of indoor and outdoor activities providing a great day out whatever the weather. So why not join in with the adventure... If you dare!
Attraction Number 7 – Sovereign Harbour. Sovereign Harbour Marina and Boatyard is Eastbourne's best kept secret. Perfect for Yachts and motor boat cruisers alike, this family friendly, award-winning marina offers first class berths and facilities. It also has a delightful choice of relaxing waterfront cafés, wine bars and restaurants.
Attraction Number 6 – Birling Gap. This part of the famous Seven Sisters chalk cliffs which is one of the longest stretches of undeveloped coastline on the South Coast. Birling Gap provides a point of entry for delightful walks and you can find a National Trust café here on the cliff top. The beach below is ideal for picnics with its rock pools and areas of pebbles and sand. A great example of a marine nature reserve.
Attraction Number 5 – Redoubt Fortress & Military Museum. This is one of the south coasts most historic landmarks. Built to defend the south coast from Napoleon's forces it still stands as a monument to that time and now houses the largest military collection of its kind in the South of England.
Attraction Number 4 – Eastbourne Pier & Bandstand. The Pier has a variety of shops, there’s the chippy, arcade, the waterfront, camera obscura, atlantis nightclub and much, much more. The Bandstand which was built in 1935, has fast become the south coast’s most popular outdoor music venue, hosting something to suit all ages and tastes.
Attraction Number 3 – Eastbourne Miniature Steam Railway Adventure Park. Travel behind the famous one-eighth scale miniature locomotives as they meander for nearly a mile around the beautiful country park. With a 5 acre lake to stroll around and prize winning tea gardens where you can relax with a Cream Tea in the railway style café.
Attraction Number 2 – Museum of Shops. “How we lived then” has over 100,000 exhibits laid out over 4 floors of authentic old shops, room-settings and many various displays which have been collected over the last 50 years, jointly by the owners, Jan and Graham Upton. The collection appeals to people of all ages, pure nostalgia for the older generation and history for the young.
Attraction Number 1 – Beachy Head! Beachy Head and the surrounding area offer much more than just beautiful coastline. Thousands of visitors flock to the vicinity for gentle walks, challenging hikes, cycling, horse riding and canoeing. Activities at Beachy Head can be as adrenalin-filled as you like.