Beaches in Eastbourne
Eastbourne offers more than 3 miles of vast shingle beaches offfering sand, and in some cases rock pooling opportunities, at low tide.
From stunning cliffs and a Marine Conservation Area at Holywell, to windsurfing off Royal Parade and fishing at Harbour Reach, our array of beaches offer the perfect spot to suit everyone.
Main Resort Beach
Our Wish Tower to Pier Main Resort beach offers the safest bathing with lifeguards, first aid, a kids wristband scheme and swimming only zones.
Plus a variety of cafes, toilets, showers, deckchairs, sun loungers and beach huts available to hire.
Recommended by the Good Beach Guide
Water Quality rating: Excellent
Beaches in and around Eastbourne
Our main resort beach is located between the Pier and the Wish Tower. This beach is an award winning beach and boasts excellent bathing water quality, first class cafes and bars.
Marine Parade Beaches from the Pier to The Pavilion cafe are popular with both visitors and residents of the town and for watersports too, offering great views along the coast towards the harbour.
These quiet beaches afford breathtaking views of the natural chalk cliffs and east toward the pier and are ideal for those who want to get away from the busier spots.
These beaches are sand and shingle with good access and parking close by. Within easy reach of shops and amenities with toilets and refreshments a short distance away. Dogs are welcome on these beaches but must be kept under control.
Holywell Retreat is set at the foot of the South Downs, this quaint little enclave boasts a popular café, beach huts/chalets, cliffside Italian Gardens, fossil hunting and rock pooling. The Dotto land train stops here.
Popular with windsurfers, skaters, cyclists and runners, these beaches are sand and shingle with good access, parking and a watersports centre. Toilets and refreshments a short distance away. Dogs are welcome but must be kept under control.
These beaches are sand and shingle with good access and parking close by. They have outstanding views back along the coast toward the pier and beyond, within easy reach of toilets and refreshments. The promenade has a cycle lane.
Birling Gap is a beautiful and tranquil enclosed pebble beach set below the dramatic backdrop of the Seven Sisters cliffs.
The shingle shore is a pleasant rural beach which has been a fisherman's paradise for centuries, and is still used by local fisherman to date. Part of an old fishing village founded in the 1600's as Wallsend.
A peaceful beach close to the landing point of the Norman invasion in 1066. Popular for windsurfing and fishing with campsite nearby.
Hire a Beach Hut
Brand New Beach Huts
Available for long term rental soon, these brand new beach huts add colour to the Royal Parade beach - a popular spot for watersports and families.