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Lifeguards on Eastbourne's main resort beach

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

Children's activities at Eastbourne 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

Seafront Office

The Seafront Office is located next to the Bandstand on the lower promenade.

Seafront Office
6 Lower Parade
Grand Parade
BN21 3AD

Tel: 01323 410611

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Open 10am - 6pm

Beaches in and around Eastbourne

Eastbourne Main Resort beach

Grand Parade Main Resort Beach

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 east of the Pier

Marine Parade Beaches

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.

King Edwards Beaches

King Edward Beaches

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.

Redoubt beaches in Eastbourne

Redoubt Beaches

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 Beach

Holywell Retreat

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.

Windsurfing off Royal Parade beach

Royal Parade Beaches

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.

Harbour Reach beaches in Eastbourne

Harbour Reach Beaches

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 beach

Birling Gap

Birling Gap is a beautiful and tranquil enclosed pebble beach set below the dramatic backdrop of the Seven Sisters cliffs.

Pevensey Bay beach

Pevensey Bay Beach

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.

Norman's Bay

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

Beach huts in Eastbourne

Casual Lets

During the summer you can book one of our beach huts on a weekly or daily basis.
Please call us for availability: 01323 410611

Beach huts in Eastbourne

Long Term Lets

Beach Huts for long term lets are situated on the Grand Parade, Holywell and Sovereign beaches, some have decking in front of the huts.

Holywell beach in Eastbourne

Beach Chalets at Holywell Retreat

Providing a great base overlooking Holywell beach, and close to the Italian Gardens, these brick-built chalets offer kitchenettes with both running water and gas, and are the perfect spot to admire the start of the South Downs coastline.


Colourful beach huts in Eastbourne on Royal Parade beach

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.

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