The UK’s official sunniest place, Eastbourne is a grand Victorian beauty. The resort’s must-sees include award winning beaches, national beauty spot Beachy Head, and summer night concerts on the seafront bandstand.
Along with five theatres offering top name West End shows, Eastbourne hosts major events every year featuring internationally acclaimed celebrities. Topping the event list is the International Tennis Championship, held at Devonshire Park. Attracting top men and women players from around the world, it’s regarded as the main pre-Wimbledon grass event. With a huge seating capacity the tournament promises thrilling sets and nail-biting finals.
Airbourne, Eastbourne’s annual free airshow, is the biggest seafront airshow in the world and returns each year with even more spectacular aerobatics and demonstrations that guarantee four days of action-packed flying fun.
For those after something a little different, Magnificent Motors celebrates the vehicles of yesteryear; the Eastbourne Extreme sports festival draws a young crowd, and the town’s annual Beer Festival offers exclusive local brews. Join the locals and rent skates to go along the five-mile promenade beginning at the contemporary Sovereign Harbour, or rent windsurf equipment and learn to surf at Spray Watersports Centre.
There’s plenty to keep kids amused too. Have a go on the new log flume ride at Fort Fun, or make a splash in the Sovereign Centre indoor swimming pool. Nearby Drusillas Park offers a winning combination of animals, adventure play areas and Thomas the Tank Engine.
And don’t forget Eastbourne’s main attraction, its beautiful award-winning Quality Coast beaches. With excellent bathing facilities and top class seawater, make the most of Eastbourne’s first class beachside location.