In Wellness

Take a moment to relax, recharge and focus on your wellness, you deserve it! Read on for some of our favourite ways to recharge your mind, body and soul in Eastbourne.

Get back to nature…

With South Downs National Park on our doorstep a wellness break to Eastbourne wouldn’t be complete without a walk across the South Downs. Whether it’s to marvel at the spectacular white chalk cliffs, spot the infamous red and white striped lighthouse at Beachy Head or follow the River Cuckmere as it meanders to the sea, let the fresh air and open spaces soothe you.

Beachy Head at SunsetShinrin Yoku, the Japanese art of forest bathing, is an effective way to reduce stress, alleviate anxiety and invite a feeling of calm. Simply put, forest bathing is taking the time for a leisurely walk through forests and wooded areas, soaking up your surroundings and staying in the present moment. Head to Hampden Park, Friston Forest and Abbots Wood to practise Shinrin Yoku during your visit to Eastbourne.

Nothing says wellness like the soothing sounds of the sea, and in Eastbourne we’ve got that in abundance. Whether it’s a stroll along the seafront or taking a good book down to the beach for a few hours, let the feeling of relaxation wash over you as you listen to the waves lapping against the shore.

Relaxing with a book on Holywell BeachOne of only 16 International Dark Sky Reserves in the world, South Downs National Park is the perfect place to gaze at the stars. With stargazing at it’s best before a full moon, wrap up warm, grab a blanket, pack a flask of tea and lay back to watch the constellations unfold above you. For the darkest skies, head to Birling Gap.

Top tip: Download a free stargazing app before you go to identify the stars above you!

You, your paddleboard and a calm sea… what could be better? Glide through the water with paddleboard hire at Eastbourne seafront or on the River Cuckmere with Buzz Active.


The Grand Hotel, the only 5* hotel by the sea in Sussex, is the perfect haven for relaxation. Surrounded by breathtaking views of the sea and the cliffs at Beachy Head, the Health Club and Spa is just as stunning as the hotel’s location.

Indoor pool at the Grand Hotel

Boasting indoor and outdoor pool facilities as well as a complete gym, visitors can let their stresses melt away in the sauna and steam rooms. The spa also offers a complete range of treatments, from manicures to massages, for the ultimate relaxation experience. 

Not a guest at the Grand Hotel? No problem! Day passes to access the Health Club and Spa can be booked here.

And breathe…

Whether you are a complete beginner or an experienced yogi, with a number of yoga studios based in Eastbourne, there are multiple classes on offer suitable for all experience levels. Try the Natural Fitness Centre, The Yoga Life Studio or Yoga with Aggie for classes to perfect your posture, focus on your breath and re-centre before heading back home.


Grand Hotel
The Grand Hotel

"England's finest resort hotel"- as described by the RAC. 152 bedrooms and suites, dramatic public areas including two restaurants and luxurious lounges. Facilities include a comprehensive health club with hair and beauty salon.

Natural Fitness Centre
Health Club
Natural Fitness Centre

A fitness and health centre located by the beach, featuring health enhancing, restorative classes and therapies, including yoga, pilates, tai chi, aromatherapy and aqua detox.

The Yoga Life Studio
The Yoga Life Studio

The Yoga Life Studio is located in The Stables in South Street the studio offers a variety of Yoga Classes for all abilities.

Buzz Active Cuckmere Outdoor Sports Centre
Buzz Active Cuckmere

Buzz Active Cuckmere is one of the best locations in the South East for paddle sports.



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