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Explore Eastbourne with Michaela Strachan

Explore Eastbourne with Michaela Strachan



Explore Eastbourne with TV presenter Michaela Strachan, as she takes you on a guided tour of Eastbourne's Coast & Shore, Food & Drink and Culture & Heritage.

From England's only 5 star seaside hotel to the stunning beauty of the South Downs, let Michaela guide you through vineyards, historic treasures, hidden gardens and local delis for the perfect break.

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Culture & Heritage

Food & Drink

Coast & Shore

Visit Michaela's Tour Highlights

Visit Michaela's Tour Highlights: Coast & Shore

Birling Gap at Sunset

Birling Gap

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

South Downs

South Downs National Park

The Downs around Eastbourne are recognised as an area of outstanding natural beauty. The dramatic 530 feet high cliffs of Beachy Head give stunning views over the Eastbourne and the English Channel.

Beachy Head

Beachy Head

The dramatic 530 feet high cliffs of Beachy Head give stunning views over Eastbourne and the English Channel.

Helen Gardens, Eastbourne


Helen Garden

This beautifully laid out garden is perched on the top of the cliff overlooking the sea. 18 hole putting course, lawn bowls and petanque.

Italian Gardens, Eastbourne

Italian Gardens

Hidden away below Helen Gardens at Holywell are the Italian Gardens. These unusual and secluded lawned Gardens sit in a wooded amphitheatre carved out of the cliff face just yards from Holywell beach.

Falling Sands at 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.

Eastbourne Pier

Eastbourne Pier

Eastbourne Pier has a variety of shops, a chippy, cafe, tea rooms, Atlantis nightclub, fishing and fantastic views of the English Channel.

Food & Drink Highlights

Mirabelle Restaurant

Mirabelle Restaurant

Grand Hotel

The Mirabelle brings you cuisine at the cutting edge. The creativity and sheer quality of the dishes produced by the Head Chef and his team, has won numerous awards.

Rathfinny Wine Estate

Rathfinny Wine Estate

A significant family-owned Sussex vineyard & fine wine producer. Beautiful vineyard B&B, winery private hire, bookable tours & cellar door in historic Alfriston.

Grazing Plate

Barley Sugar Artisan Delicatessen

Barley Sugar now has an artisan deli at both of our Eastbourne stores. As an independent delicatessen, we specialise in top quality produce from the UK and the continent, but with a particular emphasis on local Sussex produce.

The Waterfront, Sovereign Harbour

The Waterfront

Sovereign Harbour Marina

Opened in 1993, Sovereign Harbour is northern Europe’s largest composite marina complex and boasts four linked harbours and the hugely popular Waterfront retail and restaurant development.

Relax at Seasons, The Waterfront

4Seasons - Fine Food & Drink

At 4Seasons our desire is to make your experience enjoyable, memorable and, of course, delicious! All of our produce is specifically chosen on a seasonal basis.

Numerous mouth watering delights

The Beach Deck

The Beach Deck is one of the few places you can truly relax whilst enjoying delicious dishes, inspired by the jaw dropping beach surroundings right on Eastbourne seafront.

The Art House, Eastbourne

The Art House

The Art House café is a drop-in creative venue set over two floors. Offering locally roasted coffees and artisanal breakfasts, lunches and treats.

Culture & History Highlights

Redoubt Fortress

Eastbourne Redoubt

Discover over 200 year of history at this iconic seafront fortress, recognised by English Heritage as being of national importance.

Michelham Priory

Michelham Priory

Explore Michelham’s fascinating 800 year history, from its foundation by Augustinian canons, through the destruction caused by the dissolution of the monasteries in Tudor times and into its later life as a country house.


Towner Art Gallery

Collecting and exhibiting contemporary art for nearly 100 years, Towner Eastbourne presents an ambitious and high quality programme of historic, modern and contemporary art.

Coastal Culture Trail

Coastal Culture Trail

Towner Art Gallery

The De La Warr Pavilion, Jerwood Gallery, and Towner – three of the most exciting visual arts galleries in the UK - have joined forces to create a cultural trail which promises a fabulous weekend of great art, great food.

An Evening at Eastbourne Bandstand

Eastbourne Bandstand

Eastbourne is proud of its well preserved 1930's bandstand. Here you can enjoy a variety of concerts from Tribute Bands and 1812 Firework Concerts to Military Bands

Great Offers and Events

Quench & Revive

Eating and drinking at Sovereign Harbour waterfront

2 night wine tasting breaks from just £142 per person, including 1 day wine tour and lunch in Sussex.

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Entertain Me

Vintage teas at the Lansdowne Hotel in Eastbourne

2 nights for the price of 1, vintage teas and theatre ticket discounts when booking with VisitEastbourne.

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Step Back in Time

Clifftop sea views at the Hydro Hotel in Eastbourne

3 nights for the price of 2 in an art deco hotel and discounts to Michelham Priory when booking through VisitEastbourne.

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What's On This Winter

Lothar Götz

Brewers Towner Commission

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Tirzah Garwood, Hornet with Wild Roses, 1950

BRINK - Caroline Lucas Curates CLOSED

Sat 23 Nov 2019 - Sun 10 May 2020

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Lawrence Abu Hamdan CLOSED

Fri 6 Mar - Sun 31 May 2020

Hello Kitty at Drusillas Park

Meet Hello Kitty

Thu 16 Apr 2020

A taste of the continent

Seafront Market

Sat 2 - Sun 10 May 2020

Quiz Nights

Quiz Nights

Tue 5 May 2020

Change the Future event

Change the Future

Tue 5 May 2020

Open Mic Night

Open Mic Night

Wed 13 May 2020

Dragons and Mythical Beasts

Dragons and Mythical Beasts

Thu 21 - Sun 24 May 2020

A taste of the continent

Seafront Market

Thu 21 May - Fri 25 Dec 2020

Hello Kitty at Drusillas Park

Meet Hello Kitty

Thu 28 May 2020

Peter Andre in Grease


Mon 1 - Sat 6 Jun 2020

Quiz Nights

Quiz Nights

Tue 2 Jun 2020

Jane McDonald

Jane McDonald

Fri 12 Jun 2020

Hello Kitty at Drusillas Park

Meet Hello Kitty

Fri 12 - Sun 14 Jun 2020

Eastbourne Triathlon

Eastbourne Triathlon

Sat 13 - Sun 14 Jun 2020

Eastbourne Feastival 2020

Eastbourne Feastival

Sat 20 - Sun 21 Jun 2020

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Race For Life

Sun 21 Jun 2020

Big Band at Eastbourne Bandstand

Big Band & Swing Sound

Thu 2 Jul 2020

Rhythm of the Dance Tour

Rhythm of the Dance Tour

Sun 5 Jul 2020

Quiz Nights

Quiz Nights

Tue 7 Jul 2020

Beach Life Music & Food Festival 2020

Beach Life Music Festival

Sat 11 - Sun 12 Jul 2020

Mardi Gras

Eastbourne Pride

Sat 18 Jul 2020

Summer County Cup in Eastbourne

Summer County Cup (Tennis) Group 1

Mon 20 - Fri 24 Jul 2020

Creepy Crawlies Day at Drusillas

Creepy Crawlies Day

Thu 23 Jul 2020

Eastbourne Lammas Festival

Lammas Festival

Sat 25 - Sun 26 Jul 2020

Rattonians 42nd Street

42nd Street (The Rattonians)

Mon 27 Jul - Sat 1 Aug 2020

Kids Disco Party Nights

Kids Disco Party Nights

Tue 28 Jul 2020

Hello Kitty at Drusillas Park

Meet Hello Kitty

Thu 30 Jul 2020

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