British Beaches

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Eastbourne Beach

Eastbourne, East Sussex

The beach is popular with visitors and residents alike. It is a shingle beach with sandy stretches at mid to low tide. Local features include the pier, bandstand, promenade and famed Floral Carpet Gardens which all form part of its resort heritage.

Beach Type

sand & shingle


Lost child centre
First aid post
Showers and toilets (including toilets for the disabled)


Surfing and sailing

Nature and Wildlife

Pathway to Heath walks along the promenade. Beach Head South Downs Walk. No cycling along the promenade.

Water Quality




Cleaning and Litter

The beach is cleaned weekly and litter bins are provided. Dogs are banned between May and September; dog litter bins are provided for other times.

Awards and Recommendations

Marine Conservation Society Recommended

Tourist Information

Tourist Information Centre Cornfield Road. Eastbourne Road. BN21 4QL. Tel: 01323 411400. E-Mail: [email protected] Web site:


Nearest town: Eastbourne
County: East Sussex
Latitude/Longitude: 50.7603, 0.288718
Postcode: BN21 4BY
(postcode is for sat-nav purposes only, and may not represent the actual address of the beach)

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There are twice hourly services from London Victoria and the M25 is 50mins drive time. The main roads are the A27/A23 and the A22. Located on the Coast Road A259 (Grand Parade) - access to the beach is available every 100 metres via steps or slipway.

Public Transport

Hourly bus service from outside the pier. Eastbourne railway station is 0.5 miles from the beach.

Nearest Railway Stations

Eastbourne (Less than a mile away)
Hampden Park (Sussex) (Approx. 3 miles away)
Polegate (Approx. 4 miles away)
Pevensey & Westham (Approx. 4 miles away)
Pevensey Bay (Approx. 5 miles away)

Important! Distances are as the crow (or seagull) flies. Road distances may be considerably longer, especially at estuary locations.


Car parking (including disabled spaces). is available free of charge.

Nearby Car Parks

Wish Tower, Eastbourne (Long stay).
About 0.1 miles away
College Road, Eastbourne (Unknown stay).
About 0.4 miles away
Trinity Place, Eastbourne (Long stay).
About 0.4 miles away
Hyde Gardens, Eastbourne (Unknown stay).
About 0.6 miles away
Arndale Centre, Eastbourne (Unknown stay).
About 0.7 miles away
Eastbourne Station, Eastbourne (Unknown stay).
About 0.7 miles away
Junction Road, Eastbourne (Unknown stay).
About 0.8 miles away
Enterprise Centre, Eastbourne (Unknown stay).
About 0.8 miles away
Redoubt (Treasure Island), Eastbourne (Unknown stay).
About 1.2 miles away
Fisherman's Green (West), Eastbourne (Unknown stay).
About 1.3 miles away

Accomodation Links

Hotels and Guest Houses in Eastbourne