Eastbourne is a charming coastal town located in the southeastern coastal region of England. The town, which you can reach after a 1.5 hour train journey from London, is also very suitable for day trips. Although it is possible to complete the list of places to visit in Eastbourne in one day, if you want to swim or sunbathe, I recommend you to stay at least for 1 night.
Places to Visit in Eastbourne
Eastbourne is a quiet and peaceful place, famous for its Victorian-style houses and hotels on the coastline. It is preferred because it is not as expensive as London and it is easy to reach from London.
The pier was first built in 1863 and cost £12.000. This pier also contributed greatly to the coastal defense with machine guns placed on the pier during World War II. There are currently 2 jazz bars, souvenir shops, fish and chips restaurants and a casino on the pier, which is also the subject of some of Agatha Christie’s books.
Eastbourne Redoubt, located at the very end of the coastline, was built in 1805 during the Napoleonic wars. During the first and second world wars, the castle used the military as a warehouse and some activities are organized in the summer months.
Beachy Head cliffs, where you will have to walk the rest even if you go to a point by bus or vehicle, are worth seeing even if they are not as famous as the Seven Sisters cliffs. It is not a good idea to walk to the 162 meter high cliffs, especially in hot weather. The lighthouse, which you can see in the photo, was built in 1831 to warn the ships against the cliffs.
A little break for the dinner…
The prices of this restaurant are more affordable than any meal in London, and also their kebabs are also very delicious. If you want advice for dinner or lunch before you go back to your home and you are bored of fish & chips, you should definitely visit Meze Restaurant.