We are the Gateway to Britain’s newest National Park and the nearest National Park to London
Award winning events include Airbourne, the largest free airshow in Europe
Eastbourne was one of only 5 Christmas Markets in the UK in 2020
The international Lawn Tennis in Eastbourne goes out to 20 million viewers globally and attracts 55,000 visitors annually
The Eastbourne Tennis Tournament has seen winners like Novak Djokavic, Martina Navratilova, Serena Williams, Caroline Wozniaki, Kim Clijsters, and Andy Roddick,
Eastbourne Lawn Tennis is like Wimbledon 50 years ago; intimate, laid back and relaxed
The MCS Good Beach Guide rates Eastbourne seawater “Excellent”
According to the Met Office, Eastbourne is the sunniest place in the UK
31.4% of the population of Eastbourne is under 30 years old
Eastbourne has the UK’s only 5* seaside hotel – the much loved Grand Hotel
Eastbourne has appeared in these blockbuster movies; Harry Potter; James Bond The Living Daylights; Brighton Rock; Made in Dagenham; Pearl Harbour; Chitty Chitty Bang Bang; Diana to name but a few!
Eastbourne has featured in some great Television shows including; Poirot; The Lives and Loves of a She Devil; Little Britain; Foyle’s War; Miss Marple; Top Gear; That Mitchell and Webb Look
With perfect temperatures and chalky soil East Sussex is excellent for producing world class Sussex Sparkling wines and frequently beats Champagne in blind tastings
Debussy wrote “La Mer” at The Grand Hotel in 1905
We have the UK’s busiest Bandstand
Sovereign Harbour is Europe’s largest man-made marina
William the Conqueror landed at Pevensey in 1066 and we haven’t looked back since!
Eastbourne Borough Council; The Office of National Statistics(ONS); Census 2011; Brighton Argus Dec 2012; Nomis 2013; Eastbourne Town Centre Manager; East Sussex in Figures; Tourism South East 2012; CSMA 2010; Eastbourne Borough Council; Town Team; Duport News Centre; The Telegraph Newspaper August 23rd 2013.