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Eastbourne Aims to Top Record-Breaking 5.1 Million Visitors with Brand New Holiday Brochure

19 February 2018

Eastbourne has launched its brand new 2018 holiday guide which aims to attract even more visitors to the Sunshine Coast after new research revealed that Eastbourne had a record-breaking year for tourism in 2016, with 5.1 million visitors travelling to Eastbourne.

Eastbourne Seafront By Visit Eastbourne


The holiday guide which can be ordered through a direct response advertising campaign, downloaded online or picked up at Tourist Information Centres around the UK is bursting with tips and tricks that’ll surprise both returning and first time visitors, ensuring that every holiday to Eastbourne is filled with fresh and exciting adventures.

The guide showcases Eastbourne’s top attractions, locally run businesses and a whole host of accommodation, from luxury hotels to cosy B&B’s. From an overnight stay in a medieval priory to England’s only 5 star seaside hotel, the new ‘Stay Eastbourne’ page showcases the variety of accommodation that guests can indulge in. With Eastbourne’s prime location at the foot of the South Downs National Park, visitors can plan the perfect outdoor adventure with the help of the new camping page ‘Be Wild’. From glamping in an authentic Sioux Indian tipi to a caravanning holiday by the beach, the camping listing offers a unique stay for all adventurers in the Sunshine Coast.

Eastbourne Borough Council Lead Cabinet Member for Tourism and Enterprise, Cllr Margaret Bannister said “This year’s holiday guide is packed with insider’s knowledge on how to get the very best out of Eastbourne, whether you’re treating yourself to a coastal break or visiting one of our top events for a great day out. With all of the research and planning done for you, all you have to do is choose your favourite attractions, turn up and experience Eastbourne’s idyllic surroundings for yourself!”

One of Eastbourne’s most iconic attractions is the incredible South Downs National Park which stretches for 90 miles all the way from Eastbourne to Hampshire, voted 13 out of 100 in ITV’s Britain’s Best Walks. This year’s guide features a double page spread with its very own illustrated map as well as must-see landmarks along the way, from the home of Bloomsbury writer Virginia Woolf to the 235ft tall Long Man etched into the chalky hillside at Wilmington. Visitors can even sample the award-winning sparkling and white wine that has been produced in the local Rathfinny vineyard on a walking wine tour with Fizz on Foot.

Gastronomists will be pleased to see the brand new ‘Foodie Trail’ which provides a taste of the varied cuisine that can be devoured in Eastbourne’s superb local restaurants. The tasty trail begins by the sea with locally sourced seafood at waterside restaurants, The Beach Deck and 4 Seasons Brasserie, before moving inland to experience the international cuisine in the heart of Eastbourne. For a glimpse at times gone by, the tour continues to the Old Town for a drop of locally-brewed ale at 12th century pub, The Lamb Inn, before heading up to the South Downs for a Sussex cream tea.

For thrifty tourists looking to book their family holiday, the ‘Fun for Free’ feature is packed with attractions that guarantee priceless memories without costing a penny. There are plenty of budget-busting ideas for family days out, such as feeding the lambs at Sharnfold Farm, crab-hunting in the rock pools at low tide or enjoying free entry for kids at the 200-year-old Redoubt Fortress from March onwards.

Once visitors have unpacked their bags, they can pick up the sister publication, the Eastbourne Resort Guide for even more inspiration. The essential pocket guide features information and contact details for must-see attractions and overnight stays as well as lots of foodie suggestions. Holidaymakers can even benefit from exclusive discounts on top local attractions, cafes and restaurants.

To order or download your free 2018 holiday brochure, please visit To collect your free Resort Guide when in Eastbourne, please visit Eastbourne Tourist Information Centre.

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