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Eastbourne Tourist Information, here to help you plan the perfect holiday or short break


Your official guide to events and what's on, things to do and accommodation for your visit to Eastbourne. Whether you're planning a day out at the seaside, enjoying our award winning beaches and excellent sunshine record or a relaxing short break exploring Beachy Head and the South Downs. Eastbourne Tourism will help you find all you need for the perfect stay, from hotels to restaurants, shops, attractions to keep the kids amused, to great things to do for grown ups. As a holiday resort, Eastbourne has something for everyone!

Eastbourne Pier Reopens!

Eastbourne Pier photo by Graham Huntley. Book hotels in Eastbourne

Eastbourne Pier is now open for business! Thanks to a special walkway, visitors will be able to access the Waterfront cafe/bar, shops, Atlantis nightclub, Victorian Tea Rooms, Coffee Republic and the fishing platform.

FAQs and Pier Updates >>

 
Eastbourne and the South Downs

Discover Real Ale, Nordic Walking and the South Downs at our brand new Walking Festival

In celebration of our brand new walking festival, here's our round up on our blog of walking highlights to be had from over 70 walks available from 27 Sept - 5 Oct - with many free!

Beer Festival: 9-11 October!

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Tickets selling out fast so grab yours now!

The biggest beer festival in East Sussex comes to Eastbourne's Winter Garden every October. Try from a range of over 160 real cask ales on tap, from quirky named brews to award winners, all of which have been chosen especially for the festival by our local CAMRA members. In addition visit the Wine Bar, Cider Bar and the International Bottled Beers Bar for a range of brews from all around the world.

 

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The Royal suite double bedroom

The Royal

A charming property of unique character. The Royal enjoys a prestigious seafront location,close to the Pier and within easy strolling distance of the town centre. Bedrooms are bright and clean with modern facilities and panoramic sea views.

Guest Accommodation with 10 rooms, £39-£59 pppnb, £143 prpnb

7 night for price of 6 until March 2015, 5 nights for price of 4 until Feb 2015

The Guesthouse East, Eastbourne

The Guesthouse East

Awarded 1st place in Independent's '50 Best B&B's - best Eastbourne location - kitchens in most suites - largest suites sleep 5. Stylish, contemporary surroundings with 4* services such as beauty treatments, laundry and babysitting.

Guest House with 7 rooms, £89-£175 prpn

10% off 2 nights or more in October, 20% off 3 nights or more in October

Devonia Outside

Devonia

Terry & Carolyn welcome you to Devonia,situated in a superb location on Eastbourne's elegant seafront with wonderful sea views and stylish comfortable rooms. All rooms en-suite. Freeview TV, Free Wi-Fi internet connection. Private car park.

Guest Accommodation with 7 rooms, £38-£48 pppnb

10% off 5 Nights or More Until Sept

Seaview Superior Room

Best Western Lansdowne Hotel

Traditional, privately-owned seafront hotel overlooking the Western Lawns and the Wish Tower. Theatres and shops 3/4 mins walk away. 56 non-smoking rooms. Daily changing menus together with a choice of a la Carte dishes.

Hotel with 102 rooms, £45-£169 prpnb

£150 per room for 2 nights (1-5 Oct)

Shore View Hotel

Shore View Hotel

The Shore View Hotel is located on Marine Parade, with stunning views out over the English Channel and Eastbourne Pier.

Hotel with 90 rooms, £65-£120 prpn

Drusillas Family Break £99 (Sun - Thurs)

Events This Week...

Walking to Alfriston

Coast and Country Walking Festival

Sat 27 Sep - Sun 5 Oct 2014

Rock & Roll Heaven

Mon 29 Sep - Sat 4 Oct 2014

There's Magic in the Music

Tue 30 Sep - Wed 1 Oct 2014

Astronomy and Space

Wed 1 Oct 2014

Curious Beer Club

Curious Beer Club

Wed 1 Oct 2014

The Good Life

Wed 1 Oct 2014

Eastbourne Parkrun

Eastbourne Parkrun

Sat 4 Oct 2014

Free Family Drop in

Free Family Drop-in

Sat 4 Oct 2014

Richard Digance

Sat 4 Oct 2014

Twilight Tours

Twilight Tours

Sat 4 Oct 2014

Free Family Drop in

Free Family Drop-in

Sun 5 Oct 2014

Oi Oi Comedy Club

Sun 5 Oct 2014

Dangerous Corner

Mon 6 - Sat 11 Oct 2014

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  • Tight Modern at TownerSat 20 Sep - Sun 5 Oct 2014Tight Modern is a miniature replica (9ft x 5ft with a 12ft high chimney) of London’s iconic Tate Modern, showcasing outstanding work by 60 marginalised and disabled artists.
    Eastbourne Ancestors in The Pavilion at Redoubt Fortress & Military MuseumSat 1 Feb - Sun 16 Nov 2014This ground-breaking exhibition follows the biggest project of its kind, which saw scientific analysis of human remains dating back to the Bronze Age.
    Edmund Blunden - Undertones of War at Redoubt Fortress & Military MuseumSat 14 Jun - Sun 16 Nov 2014In commemoration of the outbreak of World War I, the Redoubt will explore the WWI poet Edmund Blunden in this fascinating exhibition.
    McGill's War - A Collection of Humorous Postcards at Redoubt Fortress & Military MuseumTue 1 Apr - Sun 16 Nov 2014Donald Fraser Gould McGill (28 January 1875 – 13 October 1962) was an English graphic artist whose name has become synonymous with a whole genre of saucy seaside postcards that were sold mostly in small shops in British coastal towns.
    Front Line Eastbourne at Eastbourne Heritage CentreSat 24 May - Wed 31 Dec 2014This exhibition commemorates 75 years since World War II began and features vintage photographs from the Eastbourne Herald and Gazette newspapers.
    Land and Sea at TownerSat 13 Sep 2014 - Sun 18 Jan 2015A selection of new acquisitions and existing works from the permanent collection. The display will tie in with Twixt Two Worlds and will focus on works that use film and photography in their depiction of sea and landscapes.
    Ravilious Room at TownerSat 13 Sep 2014 - Mon 2 Mar 2015A dedicated space to admire a selection of Eric Ravilious' finest watercolours and explore the unique archive and books. Towner holds one of the largest public collections of his work, with its views of Sussex and the South Downs.
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  • Tight Modern at TownerSat 20 Sep - Sun 5 Oct 2014Tight Modern is a miniature replica (9ft x 5ft with a 12ft high chimney) of London’s iconic Tate Modern, showcasing outstanding work by 60 marginalised and disabled artists.
    Eastbourne Ancestors in The Pavilion at Redoubt Fortress & Military MuseumSat 1 Feb - Sun 16 Nov 2014This ground-breaking exhibition follows the biggest project of its kind, which saw scientific analysis of human remains dating back to the Bronze Age.
    Edmund Blunden - Undertones of War at Redoubt Fortress & Military MuseumSat 14 Jun - Sun 16 Nov 2014In commemoration of the outbreak of World War I, the Redoubt will explore the WWI poet Edmund Blunden in this fascinating exhibition.
    McGill's War - A Collection of Humorous Postcards at Redoubt Fortress & Military MuseumTue 1 Apr - Sun 16 Nov 2014Donald Fraser Gould McGill (28 January 1875 – 13 October 1962) was an English graphic artist whose name has become synonymous with a whole genre of saucy seaside postcards that were sold mostly in small shops in British coastal towns.
    Front Line Eastbourne at Eastbourne Heritage CentreSat 24 May - Wed 31 Dec 2014This exhibition commemorates 75 years since World War II began and features vintage photographs from the Eastbourne Herald and Gazette newspapers.
    Land and Sea at TownerSat 13 Sep 2014 - Sun 18 Jan 2015A selection of new acquisitions and existing works from the permanent collection. The display will tie in with Twixt Two Worlds and will focus on works that use film and photography in their depiction of sea and landscapes.
    Ravilious Room at TownerSat 13 Sep 2014 - Mon 2 Mar 2015A dedicated space to admire a selection of Eric Ravilious' finest watercolours and explore the unique archive and books. Towner holds one of the largest public collections of his work, with its views of Sussex and the South Downs.
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  • Tight Modern at TownerSat 20 Sep - Sun 5 Oct 2014Tight Modern is a miniature replica (9ft x 5ft with a 12ft high chimney) of London’s iconic Tate Modern, showcasing outstanding work by 60 marginalised and disabled artists.
    Eastbourne Ancestors in The Pavilion at Redoubt Fortress & Military MuseumSat 1 Feb - Sun 16 Nov 2014This ground-breaking exhibition follows the biggest project of its kind, which saw scientific analysis of human remains dating back to the Bronze Age.
    Edmund Blunden - Undertones of War at Redoubt Fortress & Military MuseumSat 14 Jun - Sun 16 Nov 2014In commemoration of the outbreak of World War I, the Redoubt will explore the WWI poet Edmund Blunden in this fascinating exhibition.
    McGill's War - A Collection of Humorous Postcards at Redoubt Fortress & Military MuseumTue 1 Apr - Sun 16 Nov 2014Donald Fraser Gould McGill (28 January 1875 – 13 October 1962) was an English graphic artist whose name has become synonymous with a whole genre of saucy seaside postcards that were sold mostly in small shops in British coastal towns.
    Front Line Eastbourne at Eastbourne Heritage CentreSat 24 May - Wed 31 Dec 2014This exhibition commemorates 75 years since World War II began and features vintage photographs from the Eastbourne Herald and Gazette newspapers.
    Land and Sea at TownerSat 13 Sep 2014 - Sun 18 Jan 2015A selection of new acquisitions and existing works from the permanent collection. The display will tie in with Twixt Two Worlds and will focus on works that use film and photography in their depiction of sea and landscapes.
    Ravilious Room at TownerSat 13 Sep 2014 - Mon 2 Mar 2015A dedicated space to admire a selection of Eric Ravilious' finest watercolours and explore the unique archive and books. Towner holds one of the largest public collections of his work, with its views of Sussex and the South Downs.
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  • Tight Modern at TownerSat 20 Sep - Sun 5 Oct 2014Tight Modern is a miniature replica (9ft x 5ft with a 12ft high chimney) of London’s iconic Tate Modern, showcasing outstanding work by 60 marginalised and disabled artists.
    Eastbourne Ancestors in The Pavilion at Redoubt Fortress & Military MuseumSat 1 Feb - Sun 16 Nov 2014This ground-breaking exhibition follows the biggest project of its kind, which saw scientific analysis of human remains dating back to the Bronze Age.
    Edmund Blunden - Undertones of War at Redoubt Fortress & Military MuseumSat 14 Jun - Sun 16 Nov 2014In commemoration of the outbreak of World War I, the Redoubt will explore the WWI poet Edmund Blunden in this fascinating exhibition.
    McGill's War - A Collection of Humorous Postcards at Redoubt Fortress & Military MuseumTue 1 Apr - Sun 16 Nov 2014Donald Fraser Gould McGill (28 January 1875 – 13 October 1962) was an English graphic artist whose name has become synonymous with a whole genre of saucy seaside postcards that were sold mostly in small shops in British coastal towns.
    Front Line Eastbourne at Eastbourne Heritage CentreSat 24 May - Wed 31 Dec 2014This exhibition commemorates 75 years since World War II began and features vintage photographs from the Eastbourne Herald and Gazette newspapers.
    Land and Sea at TownerSat 13 Sep 2014 - Sun 18 Jan 2015A selection of new acquisitions and existing works from the permanent collection. The display will tie in with Twixt Two Worlds and will focus on works that use film and photography in their depiction of sea and landscapes.
    Ravilious Room at TownerSat 13 Sep 2014 - Mon 2 Mar 2015A dedicated space to admire a selection of Eric Ravilious' finest watercolours and explore the unique archive and books. Towner holds one of the largest public collections of his work, with its views of Sussex and the South Downs.
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  • Tight Modern at TownerSat 20 Sep - Sun 5 Oct 2014Tight Modern is a miniature replica (9ft x 5ft with a 12ft high chimney) of London’s iconic Tate Modern, showcasing outstanding work by 60 marginalised and disabled artists.
    Eastbourne Ancestors in The Pavilion at Redoubt Fortress & Military MuseumSat 1 Feb - Sun 16 Nov 2014This ground-breaking exhibition follows the biggest project of its kind, which saw scientific analysis of human remains dating back to the Bronze Age.
    Edmund Blunden - Undertones of War at Redoubt Fortress & Military MuseumSat 14 Jun - Sun 16 Nov 2014In commemoration of the outbreak of World War I, the Redoubt will explore the WWI poet Edmund Blunden in this fascinating exhibition.
    McGill's War - A Collection of Humorous Postcards at Redoubt Fortress & Military MuseumTue 1 Apr - Sun 16 Nov 2014Donald Fraser Gould McGill (28 January 1875 – 13 October 1962) was an English graphic artist whose name has become synonymous with a whole genre of saucy seaside postcards that were sold mostly in small shops in British coastal towns.
    Front Line Eastbourne at Eastbourne Heritage CentreSat 24 May - Wed 31 Dec 2014This exhibition commemorates 75 years since World War II began and features vintage photographs from the Eastbourne Herald and Gazette newspapers.
    Land and Sea at TownerSat 13 Sep 2014 - Sun 18 Jan 2015A selection of new acquisitions and existing works from the permanent collection. The display will tie in with Twixt Two Worlds and will focus on works that use film and photography in their depiction of sea and landscapes.
    Ravilious Room at TownerSat 13 Sep 2014 - Mon 2 Mar 2015A dedicated space to admire a selection of Eric Ravilious' finest watercolours and explore the unique archive and books. Towner holds one of the largest public collections of his work, with its views of Sussex and the South Downs.
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  • Small Wonder Festival at CharlestonThu 25 Sep - Wed 1 Oct 2014A festival celebrating the short story held at Charleston, historic house and home to the Bloomsbury group.
    Tight Modern at TownerSat 20 Sep - Sun 5 Oct 2014Tight Modern is a miniature replica (9ft x 5ft with a 12ft high chimney) of London’s iconic Tate Modern, showcasing outstanding work by 60 marginalised and disabled artists.
    Eastbourne Ancestors in The Pavilion at Redoubt Fortress & Military MuseumSat 1 Feb - Sun 16 Nov 2014This ground-breaking exhibition follows the biggest project of its kind, which saw scientific analysis of human remains dating back to the Bronze Age.
    Edmund Blunden - Undertones of War at Redoubt Fortress & Military MuseumSat 14 Jun - Sun 16 Nov 2014In commemoration of the outbreak of World War I, the Redoubt will explore the WWI poet Edmund Blunden in this fascinating exhibition.
    McGill's War - A Collection of Humorous Postcards at Redoubt Fortress & Military MuseumTue 1 Apr - Sun 16 Nov 2014Donald Fraser Gould McGill (28 January 1875 – 13 October 1962) was an English graphic artist whose name has become synonymous with a whole genre of saucy seaside postcards that were sold mostly in small shops in British coastal towns.
    Front Line Eastbourne at Eastbourne Heritage CentreSat 24 May - Wed 31 Dec 2014This exhibition commemorates 75 years since World War II began and features vintage photographs from the Eastbourne Herald and Gazette newspapers.
    Land and Sea at TownerSat 13 Sep 2014 - Sun 18 Jan 2015A selection of new acquisitions and existing works from the permanent collection. The display will tie in with Twixt Two Worlds and will focus on works that use film and photography in their depiction of sea and landscapes.
    Ravilious Room at TownerSat 13 Sep 2014 - Mon 2 Mar 2015A dedicated space to admire a selection of Eric Ravilious' finest watercolours and explore the unique archive and books. Towner holds one of the largest public collections of his work, with its views of Sussex and the South Downs.
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  • Small Wonder Festival at CharlestonThu 25 Sep - Wed 1 Oct 2014A festival celebrating the short story held at Charleston, historic house and home to the Bloomsbury group.
    Tight Modern at TownerSat 20 Sep - Sun 5 Oct 2014Tight Modern is a miniature replica (9ft x 5ft with a 12ft high chimney) of London’s iconic Tate Modern, showcasing outstanding work by 60 marginalised and disabled artists.
    Eastbourne Ancestors in The Pavilion at Redoubt Fortress & Military MuseumSat 1 Feb - Sun 16 Nov 2014This ground-breaking exhibition follows the biggest project of its kind, which saw scientific analysis of human remains dating back to the Bronze Age.
    Edmund Blunden - Undertones of War at Redoubt Fortress & Military MuseumSat 14 Jun - Sun 16 Nov 2014In commemoration of the outbreak of World War I, the Redoubt will explore the WWI poet Edmund Blunden in this fascinating exhibition.
    McGill's War - A Collection of Humorous Postcards at Redoubt Fortress & Military MuseumTue 1 Apr - Sun 16 Nov 2014Donald Fraser Gould McGill (28 January 1875 – 13 October 1962) was an English graphic artist whose name has become synonymous with a whole genre of saucy seaside postcards that were sold mostly in small shops in British coastal towns.
    Front Line Eastbourne at Eastbourne Heritage CentreSat 24 May - Wed 31 Dec 2014This exhibition commemorates 75 years since World War II began and features vintage photographs from the Eastbourne Herald and Gazette newspapers.
    Land and Sea at TownerSat 13 Sep 2014 - Sun 18 Jan 2015A selection of new acquisitions and existing works from the permanent collection. The display will tie in with Twixt Two Worlds and will focus on works that use film and photography in their depiction of sea and landscapes.
    Ravilious Room at TownerSat 13 Sep 2014 - Mon 2 Mar 2015A dedicated space to admire a selection of Eric Ravilious' finest watercolours and explore the unique archive and books. Towner holds one of the largest public collections of his work, with its views of Sussex and the South Downs.
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30 September 2014 to 30 September 2014

Hampden Park Healthy WalkTue 30 Sep 2014A lovely one hour's walk in Hampden Park, suitable for all ages, abilities and fitness levels. Ideal if you want to meet new people, get or keep fit, or if you haven't got the time to go on long walks.

25 September 2014 to 01 October 2014

Small Wonder Festival at CharlestonThu 25 Sep - Wed 1 Oct 2014A festival celebrating the short story held at Charleston, historic house and home to the Bloomsbury group.

30 September 2014 to 01 October 2014

There's Magic in the Music at Royal HippodromeTue 30 Sep - Wed 1 Oct 2014There's Magic in the Music

29 September 2014 to 04 October 2014

Rock & Roll Heaven at Congress TheatreMon 29 Sep - Sat 4 Oct 2014Rock & Roll Heaven

29 September 2014 to 04 October 2014

Sherlock Holmes - The Scandal of the Scarlet Woman at Devonshire Park TheatreMon 29 Sep - Sat 4 Oct 2014Sherlock Holmes - The Scandal of the Scarlet Woman

27 September 2014 to 05 October 2014

Coast and Country Walking Festival at South Downs National ParkSat 27 Sep - Sun 5 Oct 2014Discover the Downland around the eastern gateway of the South Downs National Park at this great new walking festival.

20 September 2014 to 05 October 2014

Tight Modern at TownerSat 20 Sep - Sun 5 Oct 2014Tight Modern is a miniature replica (9ft x 5ft with a 12ft high chimney) of London’s iconic Tate Modern, showcasing outstanding work by 60 marginalised and disabled artists.

01 February 2014 to 16 November 2014

Eastbourne Ancestors in The Pavilion at Redoubt Fortress & Military MuseumSat 1 Feb - Sun 16 Nov 2014This ground-breaking exhibition follows the biggest project of its kind, which saw scientific analysis of human remains dating back to the Bronze Age.

14 June 2014 to 16 November 2014

Edmund Blunden - Undertones of War at Redoubt Fortress & Military MuseumSat 14 Jun - Sun 16 Nov 2014In commemoration of the outbreak of World War I, the Redoubt will explore the WWI poet Edmund Blunden in this fascinating exhibition.

01 April 2014 to 16 November 2014

McGill's War - A Collection of Humorous Postcards at Redoubt Fortress & Military MuseumTue 1 Apr - Sun 16 Nov 2014Donald Fraser Gould McGill (28 January 1875 – 13 October 1962) was an English graphic artist whose name has become synonymous with a whole genre of saucy seaside postcards that were sold mostly in small shops in British coastal towns.

24 May 2014 to 31 December 2014

Front Line Eastbourne at Eastbourne Heritage CentreSat 24 May - Wed 31 Dec 2014This exhibition commemorates 75 years since World War II began and features vintage photographs from the Eastbourne Herald and Gazette newspapers.

13 September 2014 to 18 January 2015

Land and Sea at TownerSat 13 Sep 2014 - Sun 18 Jan 2015A selection of new acquisitions and existing works from the permanent collection. The display will tie in with Twixt Two Worlds and will focus on works that use film and photography in their depiction of sea and landscapes.

13 September 2014 to 02 March 2015

Ravilious Room at TownerSat 13 Sep 2014 - Mon 2 Mar 2015A dedicated space to admire a selection of Eric Ravilious' finest watercolours and explore the unique archive and books. Towner holds one of the largest public collections of his work, with its views of Sussex and the South Downs.

31 August 2015 to 05 September 2015

LTA South of England Tennis Championships at Devonshire ParkMon 31 Aug - Sat 5 Sep 2015Over 35's tennis championships featuring players from all over the UK, at one of the worlds best grass court venues. Watch for free in the beautiful surroundings of Devonshire Park, or play - contact the Lawn Tennis Association.

12 September 2015 to 12 September 2015

Screen on the Green -Proms at Western LawnsSat 12 Sep 2015Proms on the Lawns featuring 'Last Night of the Proms' on the big screen.

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 Michelham Priory "Official" Ghost Walk Fri 25 Apr 2014 to Fri 23 May 2014
£10.00-£40.00

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