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Eastbourne - Western Parade Beach

Eastbourne, East Sussex

The beach is popular with residents and visitors alike. It is shingle in nature with sandy stretches and rocky pools at mid to low tide. The existence of Beachy Head offers a picturesque setting at the foot of the cliffs.

Beach Type



Showers and toilets (including toilets for the disabled)



Nature and Wildlife

There is a pathway to the heath walks along the promenades. There is also the Beachy Head South Downs Walk. No cycling along the promenades. There are also great rockpools with a diverse range of wildlife.

Water Quality

Not Tested



Cleaning and Litter

The beach is cleaned weekly and litter bins are available.

Tourist Information

Tourist Information Cornfield Road Eastbourne BN21 4QL Tel: 01323 411400 E mail: [email protected] Web Site:


Nearest town: Eastbourne
County: East Sussex
Latitude/Longitude: 50.7539, 0.275961
Postcode: BN20 7PA
(postcode is for sat-nav purposes only, and may not represent the actual address of the beach)

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Located on the A259 (King Edwards Parade) - access to the beach available every 200 metres via steps or slopes from the road. During the summer months. there is the Land Train service every half hour from the Life Boat Museum (Grand Parade).

Public Transport

Hourly bus service from outside the pier. Eastbourne railway station is 0.75 of a mile away from the beach.

Nearest Railway Stations

Eastbourne (About a mile away)
Hampden Park (Sussex) (Approx. 3 miles away)
Polegate (Approx. 5 miles away)
Pevensey & Westham (Approx. 5 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.


Free car parking (including disabled spaces) is available at this beach.

Nearby Car Parks

College Road, Eastbourne (Unknown stay).
About 0.7 miles away
Wish Tower, Eastbourne (Long stay).
About 0.7 miles away
Hyde Gardens, Eastbourne (Unknown stay).
About 1 miles away
Trinity Place, Eastbourne (Long stay).
About 1.1 miles away
Enterprise Centre, Eastbourne (Unknown stay).
About 1.1 miles away
Eastbourne Station, Eastbourne (Unknown stay).
About 1.1 miles away
Arndale Centre, Eastbourne (Unknown stay).
About 1.2 miles away
Warren Hill, Eastbourne (Unknown stay).
About 1.2 miles away
Junction Road, Eastbourne (Unknown stay).
About 1.3 miles away
Beachy Head, Eastbourne (Unknown stay).
About 1.3 miles away

Accomodation Links

Hotels and Guest Houses in Eastbourne