With Eastbourne and Pevensey Bay being close by, one can walk or take a bike ride to discover the two very varied personalities of these seaside towns. On the way you will discover several historic Martello towers and the magnificent engineering of the twin tidal locks adjacent to the harbour.
Eastbourne is famous for its beaches. From the tranquil hideaway “Falling Sands Beach” at the foot of Beachy Head to the popular stretch of beach which runs between the Pier and the Wish Tower.
Five miles of promenade run along the beaches leading you past the stunning Carpet Gardens, the famous 1930s bandstand, historic Napoleonic Towers and the smartly restored Victorian Pier.
Eastbourne is visited by some four million tourists each year and boasting stunning coastline views, alfresco dining both in Eastbourne and at Sovereign Harbour, surrounding South Downs countryside and a cultural quarter with theatres, galleries, annual international tennis championships and air shows. Eastbourne is noticeably more refined and less tacky than many of southern England’s seaside towns.
Reputed to be the sunniest spot in the United Kingdom, Eastbourne is at its most interesting within its Old Town area, which lies on the north-westerly outskirts of the town centre and is home to a group of antique shops and historic buildings.
The harbour is a welcome addition to this interesting and varied area of southern England. Enjoy all the relaxation of harbour living with the bonus of theatres, restaurants and all the facilities offered in nearby Eastbourne. Relax and explore the surrounding countryside and historical attractions offered in rural Sussex or take a trip to the capital, London being only an hour and a half by train, and experience the many attractions offered in the city.