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48 Hours in Eastbourne - Day 2

48 Hours in Eastbourne - Day 2


Start your morning with a stroll along Eastbourne's Victorian Pier. One of the finest examples of a Victorian Pier with a new walkway since the fire of 2014. Eastbourne Pier has a variety of shops, a chippy, tea rooms, bar and fantastic views of the English Channel.

The Jazz bar at the end of the pier is the perfect place to sit down and relax with a beverage open daily from 11.30am with monthly live entertainment.


Whether art tickles your fancy, we have the Towner Art Gallery showcasing exhibitions of Eastbourne’s culture from modern and contemporary art as well as international work. Check the Towner website, for current exhibitions.

Once you've soaked in all the exhibitions, treat yourself to a much needed break in the cafe situated inside the gallery which is the perfect spot to relax and enjoy coffee and cake.


For the afternoon, how about taking a walk into The Beacon for a spot of shopping. With a large variety of shops, cafe's, restaurants, multiplex cinema and ITV Ninja Warrior indoor adventure park to choose from, you will be sure to have fun and shop til you drop! Want something a bit more quaint? take a walk to The Enterprise Centre situated near Eastbourne station for a variety of independent boutique shops and eateries.

If you're looking for some old style antique shops, we've got you covered! Situated on Grove Road and South Street, a stones throw away from the town centre we have Little Chelsea.


Time for some dinner, have a mooch into Eastbourne's town centre where you will find a variety of independent and branded restaurants to suit everyone's taste buds. From delicious Italian at Pomodoro e Mozarella to high street favourite Nando's and traditional Fish and Chips at Qualisea.

In the evening, sit and relax to some live music in Eastbourne’s well preserved 1930's Bandstand with weekly tribute acts throughout the Summer season. Maybe going to the theatre is more your thing? Showcasing a variety of different shows throughout the year, our glorious Victorian theatres are a must visit!

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  1. Eastbourne Pier


    Eastbourne pier has a variety of shops etc. There's the chippy, The Waterfront Inn, Camera Obscura, Atlantic Nightclub and much, much more.

  2. Carpet Gardens


    Between the Bandstand & the Pier, the famous Carpet Gardens are the centrepiece of Eastbourne's Promenade with vibrant floral displays & fountains.

  3. The Beacon


    The Beacon is one of Eastbourne’s top retail destinations and it’s easy to see why with their fantastic selection of top brand names including Marks and Spencer, Primark, River Island, H&M, Pandora and Boots.

  4. Yummy Noodle Bar


    Relaxed oriental eatery in the Enterprise Centre. Modelled upon the ramen bars of Japan and noodle kitchens of China. We offer authentic oriental recipies from Thailand, Vietnam, Singapore, China and Japan.

  5. Thai Brasserie

    Thai Brasserie

    Station Parade

    Authentic Thai cuisine located in the Enterprise Centre in town. Wide array of dishes to choose from it is the perfect place to eat, relax & enjoy!

  6. Little Chelsea

    Little Chelsea


    Charming and quaint old Victorian shopping streets of Little Chelsea, on the outskirts of Eastbourne town centre. Features independent shops including antiques, books, cafes, boutiques and interiors.

  7. Eastbourne Bandstand


    1930's Bandstand which hosts concerts from Tribute Bands to Traditional Concerts through-out the year from May to September plus special Easter, Christmas and Boxing Day concerts.

  8. Pomodoro-e-Mozzarella


    Authentic italian restaurants serving pastas, pizzas, meat and fishes dishes complimented with a good range of Italian wines.

  9. Qualisea Fish Restaurant

    Qualisea Fish Restaurant


    Local fish and chip restaurant located on Terminus Road, just a short walk from the Seafront. Serving both British fish and chips alongside other dishes, eat in or takeaway and enjoy on the beautiful beaches of Eastbourne.

  10. Devonshire Park Theatre


    The Devonshire Park Theatre is a Grade II listed building designed by Henry Currey, built in 1884 and further improved by celebrated Theatre Architect Frank Matcham in 1903.
    The theatre has a seating capacity of 936.

  11. Royal Hippodrome


    Theatre featuring variety shows, comedy and musicals.

Itinerary Distances

FromToDistance * (metric)
Eastbourne Pier (50.76631,0.2944)Carpet Gardens (50.76667,0.29185)0.17
Carpet Gardens (50.76667,0.29185)The Beacon (50.76909,0.28467)0.52
The Beacon (50.76909,0.28467)Yummy Noodle Bar (50.766,0.28622)0.32
Yummy Noodle Bar (50.766,0.28622)Thai Brasserie (50.77001,0.28108)0.52
Thai Brasserie (50.77001,0.28108)Little Chelsea (50.76732,0.28316)0.3
Little Chelsea (50.76732,0.28316)Eastbourne Bandstand (50.76443,0.28949)0.49
Eastbourne Bandstand (50.76443,0.28949)Pomodoro-e-Mozzarella (50.76594,0.28504)0.32
Pomodoro-e-Mozzarella (50.76594,0.28504)Qualisea Fish Restaurant (50.76751,0.28929)0.31
Qualisea Fish Restaurant (50.76751,0.28929)Devonshire Park Theatre (50.76338,0.28511)0.49
Devonshire Park Theatre (50.76338,0.28511)Royal Hippodrome (50.76913,0.29285)0.76
Total Distance *4.2 miles
Estimated Journey Time8 minutes

* Approximate distance by road

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