Eastbourne is located on the southern coast of England in East Sussex. The town is situated about 110 kilometres from London. Eastbourne is popular for its seafront, which remains largely undeveloped. Visitors will find that Eastbourne has few typical seaside amusement arcades, such as those you may find in Brighton, and instead is renowned for its numerous Victorian hotels as well as natural beauty. The town is quite popular with retirees and as a result is a fairly quiet place to visit and relax. One of the most popular activities in the local area is the opportunity to see the RAF Red Arrows fly as well as other air displays throughout the year.
Eastbourne is a seaside town in East Sussex with a population of around 95,000 people. It is located towards the end of the South Downs and is close to the famous Beachy Head cliff.
Although it has been occupied since at least the Stone Age, Eastbourne started to become famous as a seaside resort when it was used by King George III's children for their summer holiday in 1780. Shortly afterwards, it became part of the UK's coastal defence system and you can still see the Wish Tower - one of a series of "Martello" Towers - in the town on the seafront.
Beachy Head is found just to the west of Eastbourne and there is an old lighthouse at the foot of the cliff which was originally built to warn shipping about the cliffs but has since been turned into a house. The cliff itself is the tallest chalk cliff in Britain and rises 530 feet from the sea. On a clear day, it offers spectacular views along the coast and across the English Channel.
Eastbourne regularly hosts tennis championships and Martina Navratilova has won a record number of them in the town. The town is also frequently used for business conferences. So if your visit coincides with one of these events, you need to make sure that your hotel accommodation is booked well in advance.
When you visit Eastbourne, you can follow in the footsteps of many famous authors, including Lewis Carroll and Charles Dickens, who both made the town their home.
As well as exploring the coast and the four miles of shingle beach associated with the town, there are several parks in Eastbourne for you to relax in, including Devonshire Park which holds the ladies pre-Wimbledon tennis championships each year.