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48 Hours in Eastbourne (Day 1)

You have 48 hours to spend in Eastbourne but not sure where to visit? Don't worry we've got it covered! Follow our itinerary of adventures, exploring and yummy eateries to ensure you make the most out of your visit.

 

Morning

Welcome to the sunshine coast! You have 48 hours to spend in Eastbourne, but what can you do...Eastbourne has many iconic venues which are a must see before you make your departure home. Taking you on a sight seeing tour in the sun trap of the South, touching on a bit of history, visiting local exhibitions as well as capturing some of Eastbourne's most picturesque locations.

There's no better way to start your day than exploring the South Downs National Park, an outstandingly breath taking natural gem sitting unspoilt right on our door step with spectacular views! Time for a rest? Relax and refresh with a drink at The Beachy Head pub. Whilst visiting the Country Park, be sure to pop into the Visitor Centre for a range of souvenirs, gifts and much more!

Walk East towards Eastbourne and make the most of the views with visiting Beachy Head, Belle Tout Light House and Birling Gap, providing plenty of photo opportunities along the way. For the way back down, why not jump on the Sightseeing Bus, stopping at a number of locations on route.

Beachy Head Countryside Centre

Beachy Head Countryside Centre is situated at Beachy Head, a renowned beauty spot with incredible views. The Countryside Centre has an excellent gift shop, Downland Experience giving information about the geology and history.

Beachy Head Road, Beachy Head, Eastbourne, East Sussex, BN20 7YA

tel: 01323 737273

 
Beachy Head

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

Beachy Head, South Downs, Eastbourne, BN20 7AY

tel: 01323 415273

 
Beachy Head Inn

Large family pub with all day food and restaurant seating offering superb views of the South Downs across to Belle Tout lighthouse. Includes free parking and children's playground.

Beachy Head, Eastbourne, 01323 728060, BN20 7YA

tel: 01323 728060

 
Open Top Bus

Journey across the spectacular South Downs Way and see some of Eastbourne's top attractions in an open top bus with commentary. Discover Eastbourne's history, stunning views of Beachy Head and the natural history of the South Downs.

Bus Route: South Downs Way

Starts at Eastbourne Pier Head, Grand Parade, Eastbourne, BN21 3EL

tel: 01273 510181

 
 

Lunch

Whether you are on the Sightseeing Bus or making your own way around Eastbourne, be sure to stop off at the Holywell Retreat. Holywell is a hive of activity with the secluded Italian Gardens and their ornate Italian arbours and pergolas it's a stunning piece of architecture only a few yards from Holywell Beach.

With all that walking you deserve a tasty lunch set with amazing views at The Beach Deck. Serving a variety of dishes, ranging from fish to pizza you will be sure find a mouth watering delight. Jump on the Dotto Train from Holywell and make sure you get off at Fisherman's Green and The Beach Deck is a 5 minute walk from there.
Numerous mouth watering delights

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.

Nr Treasure Island, Royal Parade, Eastbourne, East Sussex, BN22 7AE

tel: 01323 720320

 
Dotto Train on Eastbourne seafront

The Dotto land trains run along Eastbourne seafront, stopping at lots of great tourist spots along the way. Hop on and off as much as you like, all day.

Stagecoach, Birch Road, Eastbourne, BN23 6PD

tel: 03456 00 22 99

 
 

Afternoon

Now that you are fed and watered, jump back on the Dotto Train for an afternoon of culture and history and stop off at the Redoubt Fortress. Stepping back in time with fascinating and inspiring exhibitions to discover what life was like for those who walked the fort walls many years ago. Once you have finished exploring, pop next door to The Pavilion for a drink or light refreshment. The Pavilion are offering 2-4-1 on all Hot Drinks until Oct 2018! (Visit the attraction offers on Visiteastbourne.com).
Pavilion

The Pavilion, on Eastbourne’s fantastic seafront, is a stylish café available as a unique venue for afternoon teas, light lunches and a hot or cold beverage. Located next to the Redoubt Fortress.

Royal Parade, Eastbourne, BN22 7AQ

tel: 01323 410374

 
 

Evening

Catch the 99 bus to Eastbourne's Sovereign Harbour for an evening of entertainment at The Garden Bar and many restaurants to choose from with spectacular views of the boats. Restaurants include Thai, Indian, Italian and American.

Opened in 1993, Sovereign Harbour is northern Europe's largest composite marina coplex and boasts four linked harbours and the hugely popular Waterfront retail and restaurant development. Situated at the Eastern end of Eastbourne's seafront, the tidal Outer Harbour is only used for entrance to the marina through twin sea locks, which are operated 24 hours a day.

Harvester Sovereign Harbour

Simple, child friendly chain pub/ restaurant serving grilled dishes, salads, burgers and steaks. Located in the beautiful sovereign harbour, the restaurant provides waterfront views and a large outdoor seating area.

29 The Waterfront, Sovereign Harbour, Eastbourne, BN23 5UZ

tel: 01323 470074

 
Pablos

Italian/Mediterranean restaurant located in the sovereign harbour. Surrounded by beautiful scenery and a large out door seating area provides alfresco dining.

The Waterfront, Sovereign Harbour, Eastbourne, BN23 5UZ

tel: 01323 470400

 
Simply Italian

A small family run Italian restaurant located in the sovereign harbor with stunning views. Family friendly., with outside seating available.

The Waterfront, Sovereign Harbour, Eastbourne, East Sussex, BN23 5UZ

tel: 01323 470911

 
Ganges Eastbourne

With beautiful views, enjoy an authentic and traditional Indian meal. Also offering innovative dishes, there is something for everyone.

The Ganges, 15 The Waterfront, Sovereign Harbour, East Sussex, BN23 5UZ

tel: 01323 479988

 
 

Overnight

If you haven't booked your hotel already, why not try the family friendly Sheldon Hotel, just moments from the town's main theatres and close to the town centre. Or for sea views in a traditional B&B, try the charming Devonia guest house, close to the historic Redoubt Fortress, Princes Park and Eastern Seafront.
Devonia Outside

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.

74 Royal Parade, Eastbourne, East Sussex, BN22 7AQ

tel: 01323 720059

Guest Accommodation with 7 rooms

 
The Sheldon B&B

Perfectly located, family owned bed and breakfast with FREE private parking, FREE fast in-room WI-FI. FREE discount voucher booklet, Choice of bath or shower in most room types. Quiet zoned rooms for a very peaceful stay! Allergy friendly

9-11 Burlington Place, Eastbourne, East Sussex, BN21 4AS

tel: 01323 724120

Guest Accommodation with 36 rooms

from £79pppn, £45pppnb, £120prpn, £43prpnb

 
 
 

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