Elegant Eastbourne has a
reputation for attracting members of the older
Nevertheless it is a most attractive family resort with fine parks and flowery borders.
Lying on the East Sussex coast it was created in the 1830s by the local lord of the manor, the Duke of Devonshire, who designed the seafront.
The pier was added later. Behind the parish church is a lake formed from the ‘bourne’ stream, which gave the place its name.
The town calls itself ‘The
Sunshine Coast’, claiming that it has the
highest recorded hours of sunlight.
Head west along the esplanade and you will reach a road that leads to the high cliff top at Beachy Head – one of the most breathtaking views in this part of the world.
Eastbourne's earliest claim as a seaside resort was a summer holiday visit by four of King George III’s children in 1780.