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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.

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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

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

Beachy Head

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

Beachy Head Pub

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.
 
Open Top Bus

Eastbourne Sightseeing Open Topped 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.
 

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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.
The Beach Deck, Eastbourne

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.
 
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Dotto - Eastbourne’s Mini Train

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.
 

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.
 

AfternoonAfternoon

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).

Redoubt Fortress

In 1803, as 130,000 French troops massed on their Channel coast, there was fear of an invasion. The War Department commissioned a series of towers to be built along the coast to improve our defences.
 
Pavilion

The 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.
 

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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.

Sovereign Harbour

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.
 
Harvester Sovereign Harbour

Sovereign Harbour Harvester

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.
 
Pablos

Pablo's

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

Simply Italian

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

Ganges

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

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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

Devonia

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.
 
Come on in...

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
 
 

Details of Beachy Head Countryside CentreBeachy 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, natural and general history of Beachy Head

View key to symbolskeyBaby changing facilities Coach parties accepted Disabled toilets Education/study area Facilities for groups Facilities for educational visits Gift shop On-site catering Picnic site Public toilets Telephone (public) Accepts groups Children welcomeDisabled accessDogs acceptedSmoking not allowed

Contact

Hazel Levene
Tel: 01323 737273

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Venue

Beachy Head Countryside Centre

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

See location of Beachy Head Countryside Centre on Google maps.See location on Google maps.     Map reference: TV 589958
     Lat: 50.74025  Long: 0.25150
Leave the A259 and follow the signs to Beachy Head, the Countryside Centre is situated next to the Brewers Fayre Pub and Restaurant.

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