"Sittin' on the dock of the bay"

Eastbourne Beach

Eastbourne beach is a resort beach situated between the chalk cliffs of Beachy Head and Eastbourne Pier. The beach is predominantly shingle, with shallow sandflats exposed at low water. Above the beach there is a promenade, followed by the urban backdrop of Eastbourne.

Beach type: sand & shingle

Nearest town: Eastbourne

Local authority: East Sussex County Council

OS Grid Reference: TV615981


Marine Conservation Society Recommended

Keep Britain Tidy Seaside Award

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Things to see and do near Eastbourne Beach

  • The Lifeboat Museum (0m)
  • How We Lived Then (0m)
  • Eastbourne Pier (0m)
  • Beckhurst Glass The Glass Studio (1m)
  • Leos Play Den (1m)
  • Treasure Island (1m)
  • The Play Station Eastbourne (1m)
  • Redoubt Fortress and Military Museum (1m)
  • The Redoubt Fortress (1m)
  • Super Splash (1m)
  • Princes Park (2m)
  • Fort Fun (2m)
  • Sovereign Centre Leisure Pools (2m)
  • Eastbourne Miniature Steam Railway (2m)
  • Beachy Head Countryside Centre (2m)
  • Laser Quest Eastbourne (2m)
  • Lloyds Lanes Eastbourne (2m)
  • Isobel Kennett Crafts (3m)
  • Shinewater Park (3m)
  • Seven Sisters Sheep Centre (4m)
  • Filching Manor Motor Museum (4m)
  • J C J Pottery (4m)
  • Pevensey Castle and Old Court House (5m)

Tourist Information

Tourist Information Centre
Cornfield Road
East Sussex
BN21 4QA

Phone 0871 6630031
Email tic@eastbourne.gov.uk

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Weather and Tides

Forecast for Thursday 24 May


Chance of rain 6%
Max temp. 13°C
(feels like 12°C)
Wind 2mph, gusting to 4mph.
Pressure 1020
Humidity 92%
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Chance of rain 9%
Max temp. 15°C
(feels like 14°C)
Wind 2mph, gusting to 3mph.
Pressure 1020
Humidity 83%
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Chance of rain 10%
Max temp. 17°C
(feels like 16°C)
Wind 2mph, gusting to 4mph.
Pressure 1019
Humidity 77%
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Chance of rain 31%
Max temp. 16°C
(feels like 16°C)
Wind 2mph, gusting to 3mph.
Pressure 1018
Humidity 80%
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Chance of rain 8%
Max temp. 16°C
(feels like 15°C)
Wind 2mph, gusting to 3mph.
Pressure 1017
Humidity 81%
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Chance of rain 25%
Max temp. 14°C
(feels like 14°C)
Wind 2mph, gusting to 3mph.
Pressure 1018
Humidity 88%
UV Index n/a
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Low Tide
01:54 BST
(00:54 GMT)
High Tide
07:41 BST
(06:41 GMT)
Low Tide
14:25 BST
(13:25 GMT)
High Tide
20:22 BST
(19:22 GMT)

Important! Tide times are for the nearest measurement point and may not be accurate for this location. You should not rely on these times for anything other than a broad indication of when the tide will be at its highest or lowest.

In particular, these tide times are not suitable for navigational use. Accurate tide forecasts require complex calculations and detailed local information. If you intend to engage in any activity for which tidal information is important for safety reasons (including sailing, powerboating, diving, and surfing) then you should obtain professional data.

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Tell us what you think about Eastbourne Beach

The beach is popular with visitors and residents alike. It is a shingle beach with sandy stretches at mid to low tide. Local features include the pier, bandstand, promenade and famed Floral Carpet Gardens which all form part of its resort heritage.

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