Eastbourne Beach

Eastbourne Beach

Last Updated on February 17, 2024 by Suzy

Things to do at Eastbourne Beach Review

Eastbourne beach is made up of four beaches stretching for over 3-miles along the seafront. In places there are two levels of beautiful promenade with flower borders on the top level. towards the west you’ll find the Italian Gardens

Grand Parade Beach is the main beach which stretches from Eastbourne pier to Wish Tower and is usually known simply as Eastbourne beach. The beach is gently sloping and made up of shingle with sand at low tide. 

As well as the pier there’s a band stand and some cafes on the promenade with plenty of hotels, restaurants, shops and cafes across the road. You’ll find an icecream van by Wish Tower. Beach huts run along parts of the promenade and deck chairs are available for hire.

The Dotto mini train runs along the seafront with stops at the main attractions. Lifeguards are on duty on the main beach from 1st May to 30th September. There’s a first aid station, public toilets and showers. In high season there’s a Kidzsafe wristband scheme. 

Waterproof wristbands with your phone number to help relocate your child if they get lost. There is payable on-road parking right along the seafront.

Thanks to The Travelbunny for this guest post – why not check out her post The best things to do in Eastbourne to find out about the huge range of attractions in Eastbourne, East Sussex.

FAQ and Further Information Eastbourne Beach

Is there food and drink available?

There are places nearby where you can purchase food and drinks.

What are the main things to do?

Grand Parade Beach is the main beach which stretches from Eastbourne pier to Wish Tower and is usually known simply as Eastbourne beach

Is there parking?

There is parking nearby.

Dog friendly?

From 1 May to 30 September, dogs are banned from the main resort beach (Wish Tower to Pier).


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