Why Eastbourne is the perfect place for a day trip

Eastbourne is one of the most elegant seaside resorts that lies tucked in the south-east coast and is an easy travel distance from London. It is less than 20 miles along the coast from Brighton, another buzzing seaside town, but Eastbourne has its own charm and unique character that make it a truly magical experience.

Convenient access

Eastbourne is connected to London by the A22, and it takes less than 2.5 hours to drive there from the capital. For those wishing to travel by train, the Eastbourne railway station is located in the centre of the town, and it only takes 1.5 hours from London Victoria. Ideal for busy Londoners wanting to escape and soak up some fresh sea air.

<h2>Beautiful historic and geographic sites</h2>

The town is surrounded by the beautiful landscape of Eastbourne Downs, over 4,000 acres of countryside owned by Eastbourne council. The council protects the Downs from interference and aims to conserve its natural beauty.

Included in the Downs to the west of Eastbourne is Beachy Head, the largest chalk sea-cliff in Britain, with stunning views over the town and south coast – an ideal spot to walk off a hearty lunch or to settle with a picnic.

The infamous Eastbourne Pier, constructed in the 19th century marks the heart of the town, with a theatre, a bar, and various other entertainments dotted along its length. There is a camera obscura for visitors to enjoy the glorious views and take in all the beauty that surrounds the seaside town.

Delicious dining

Dining in Eastbourne is an experience like no other. There are so many different eateries to choose from that the whole family can enjoy. There are quaint cafes to enjoy a warming cup of tea and a slice of homemade cake to warm you up during the colder months. Or, if you are visiting in the summer, there are an abundance of fish restaurants and ice-cream parlours to enjoy sitting on the beach with the shingle in-between your toes, to put the cherry on top of a perfect seaside getaway.

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