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Things to do in Eastbourne

Elegant seaside resort at the foot of the South Downs

Are you looking for things to do in Eastbourne? We've got plenty of great ideas for you across the town.

Known for...   Pier, Beachy Head and Bandstand

Did you know...

  • The seafront at Eastbourne is distinctive in having few shop fronts opening onto it, the road being almost entirely populated by Victorian hotels. This is because much of Eastbourne has traditionally belonged to the Duke of Devonshire, who retains the rights to these buildings and does not allow them to be developed into shops.
  • Charles Dickens, Sir Ernest Shackleton, Tommy Cooper and George Orwell all lived in Eastbourne.
  • The seafront and the iconic cliff at Beachy Head has been used for many scenes in feature films including 'Notes on a scandal' and 'Harry Potter.'.



Eastbourne Miniature Steam Railway Adventure Park

Enjoy a ride on a miniature steam railway.
Lottbridge Drove
BN23 6QJ



Fort Fun

Family orientated theme and fun park. Great family day out.
Royal Parade
BN22 7LQ


Recommended by Rachel Dann, Eastbourne


Seven Sisters Sheep Centre

With the world’s largest private collection of Sheep, visitors get the unique opportunity to meet over 50 different breeds.
Gilberts Drive, East Dean
Nr. Eastbourne
East Sussex
BN20 0AA


Cuckmere Valley FREE

National Trust - Flower-rich chalk grassland with stunning views of the Cuckmere River.
East Sussex
BN26 5TT


Pevensey Castle

English Heritage - Pevensey Castle chronicles more graphically than any other fortress the story of Britain's south coast defences.
Castle Road
East Sussex
BN24 5LE


  Children's Activities

Treasure Island

Pirate themed indoor and outdoor adventure play centre.
Royal Parade
BN22 7AE




Brand new contemporary art centre.
Devonshire Park
College Road
BN21 4JJ



Eastbourne Lifeboat Museum FREE

Lifeboat museum.
King Edward's Parade
East Sussex
BN21 4EB



'How We Lived Then' Museum And Shop

Fascinating look at how life was.
20 Cornfield Terrace
BN21 4NS



Seaford Museum Of Local History

Seaford Museum is housed in Martello Tower no.74, which is situated at the eastern end of Seaford seafront.
East Sussex
BN25 1JL



Seaford Museum And Heritage Society

The museum not only records Seaford's long history from its days as a Cinque Port but also appeals to all age groups.
Martello Tower
East Sussex
BN25 1JH




Shinewater Park FREE

Eastbourne's newest park and combines purpose built recreation facilities within a country park atmosphere.
Larkspur Drive
East Sussex
BN23 8EJ


Princes Park

Extensive park with multiple play areas, mini golf, model boat racing, and water sporting opportunities.
Wartling Road
BN22 7PG




Birling Gap FREE

National Trust - This beach is situated at the base of the chalk cliffs called the Seven Sisters.
near Eastbourne
BN20 0AB



Lloyds Lanes

Ten Pin Bowling and Laser Quest Centre.
Broadwater Way
Hampden Park
BN22 9PZ




The Curzon

Popular independent cinema.
14 Langney Road
BN21 3EU



Cineworld Eastbourne

Multi-screen cinema.
Sovereign Harbour Retail Park
BN23 6JH




Eastbourne Theatre Guide

Guide to what's on at Eastbourne's theatres.
Winter Garden
Compton Street
BN21 4BP



Willingdon Golf Club

The club is conveniently situated on the outskirts of Eastbourne, the holiday and conference centre of the South of England,.
Southdown Road
East Sussex
BN20 9AA


  Leisure centres

Sovereign Centre Leisure Pools

Where fitness and family fun are rolled into one. There are a wide range of facilities and activities available to suite all ages.
Royal Parade
East Sussex
BN22 7LQ



State of the art health and fitness club.
7 Edward Road
BN23 8AS



David Lloyd

Tennis, health and fitness club.
Broadwater Way
Hampden Park
BN22 9PZ



  Water sports

Spray Water Sports Centre

Offers courses in sailing, windsurfing, canoeing, body-boarding and power boating.
Royal Parade
BN22 7LD




Indoor skate and BMX park.
Britland Estate
Off northbourne Road
BN22 8PW



Laser Quest Eastbourne

Futuristic laser tag game experience.
Lloyd's Lanes
Broadwater Way
BN22 9PZ


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Didn't find anything? Why not try further afield?

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East Grinstead (28.2 miles)
Hailsham (6.7 miles)
Tunbridge Wells (25.3 miles)
Sevenoaks (35 miles)
Bexhill on Sea (9.9 miles)
Battle (13.5 miles)
Hastings (14 miles)
Brighton (18.8 miles)
Shoreham by Sea (25.2 miles)
Worthing (28.8 miles)
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