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Fall in love with Eastbourne this Valentine’s Day

 1 February 2019

With its picture perfect promenade, three miles of beaches, glorious chalk cliff vistas plus bustling marina, it’s easy to lose your heart to Eastbourne and the sunshine coast. But as Valentine’s Day approaches, here are some suggestions to help you feel all loved up.

1. Savour each other’s company as you take a stroll along the seafront prom and see many of Eastbourne’s local landmarks along the way. Nothing beats fish and chips on the pier or just taking in the view from the Bandstand.

Fish and Chips

2. Enjoy a romantic meal overlooking the sea. You and your special someone are sure to feel romantic as the sun sets while you gaze out upon the shoreline. From hotel restaurants including the Artisan Restaurant at The View to beach side dining at restuarants such as the Beach Deck – there’s plenty of choice to suit a variety of budgets.

Alternatively search for a range of eateries in the town including pubs like The Stage Door & The Dolphin or international cuisine at Gr/eat, Flamenco or The Ganges.

Valentines Day

3. Live like lottery winners as you sip a glass of prosecco at Eastbourne’s marina; Sovereign Harbour while gazing at the yachts as they bob about on the water.

4. If love makes you feel starry eyed, then why not see the real thing with a night of stargazing on the Western Lawns or visit the South Downs National Park, designated an international dark sky reserve, it’s the perfect place to take in the night sky. Or take a trip to the Observatory Science Centre for a look through their telescopes and you can really say love takes you to the moon and back!

Michelham Priory5. Feel the romance at some of our local landmarks; you can step back in time at Michelham Priory and explore 800 years of history from its founding by Augustinian canons to its time as a Tudor country house. Plus it’s a wedding venue too so you might feel inspired to pop the question!

Or enjoy a quintessentially English experience in Alfriston. Nestled in the South Downs and just a short trip from Eastbourne, this pretty riverside village is bound to enchant you. Have some Afternoon Tea or depending on when you visit even sample some local wines at the Rathfinny Estate.

6. If its art and culture that sets your heart a flutter then we have that covered too! Check out the award winning Towner Gallery and browse some of the finest art collections on the south coast. Or book tickets to a show at one of Eastbourne’s theatres and look forward to a night of excellent entertainment.


7. Finally turn your romantic visit into a short break and book a night in a hotel or guesthouse. From 5 Star luxury at The Grand to small boutique B&Bs, there’s plenty of options. Pick a hotel with stunning views over the sea or maybe get cosy in a pretty guesthouse.

There’s so much to see and do in Eastbourne, we’re sure you’ll love it just as much as we do!

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