Eastbourne

A town loved by tourists and locals

Eastbourne is a beautiful seaside town

With more than four million visitors every year, Eastbourne has attractive beaches and is near some of the most beautiful countryside in England. In 2013, Eastbourne was voted the happiest place to live in the UK by Office of National Statistics and according to the Met Office, is one of the sunniest places to live in the UK.

Why else is Eastbourne such a great town to visit?

Largest Free Air Show in the UK
Airbourne is the largest free international air show in the UK and is held every August.
International Tennis Competition
Aegon International Tennis Competition, is recognised as one of the top 10 tennis events in the world and takes place every June.
Bonfire Procession and Fireworks
Eastbourne Bonfire Society organises an annual bonfire procession and fireworks along Eastbourne seafront every October
Award Winning Seafront
Eastbourne offers an award winning seafront for clean seas and Quality Coast winning beaches.
Highest Chalk Cliffs in the UK
Beachy Head has the highest chalk cliffs in the UK, offering stunning views.
Film and TV Location
Eastbourne is often used as a film and TV location. Scenes from Harry Potter & The Goblet of Fire, James Bond: The Living Daylights and Pearl Harbour have been filmed here.
140 Concerts a Year
Eastbourne bandstand hosts around 140 concerts a year.
Award Winning Art Galleries
Eastbourne has an award winning art gallery and five theatres, which have West-End plays, musicals and concerts all year round.
Beautiful Countryside
Enjoy the beautiful South Downs where the Quidditch World Cup was filmed for Harry Potter. Seven Sisters Country Park is a scenic natural country park, perfect for country walks and picnics.
Thailand Connection
In Thailand, there is a chain of photography shops called Eastbourne. The owner chose the name after he fell in love with the town.
Inspirational Town
The composer Debussy moved to Eastbourne where he later completed ‘La Mer’.

Eastbourne Facts

  • Population 100,000

  • Distance from London 90 minutes by frequent direct trains to the heart of London

  • Distance to Airport Gatwick 1 hour (direct train or road) Heathrow 2 hours by road

  • Seafront Eastbourne’s beach is recommended by the Marine Conservation Society Good Beach Guide