Photos of Eastbourne, in East Sussex, England.

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Photos of Eastbourne: The photographs below were taken in and around Eastbourne in East Sussex, in England.


Paragliding at Beachy Head, with Eastbourne and the seafront visible in the distance. The tallest building in Eastbourne is the South Cliff Tower (left, in Meads, where Roger Moore once lived). The Eastbourne Pier is clearly visible beyond the many wooden groynes which prevent our shingle beach from washing away. Yachts in the distance are out enjoying the sun and the sea, visible just beyond the Eastbourne pier. Nearby hotels include the Bell Toute Hotel in Eastbourne, the Beachy Head Hotel and the quaint Tiger Inn (accommodation and pub) in East Dean.

Photo of the Eastbourne Pier on the beach
The iconic Eastbourne Pier provides a wealth of things to do with kids and fun for the whole family. On this gloriously sunny day, the sea is a resplendent aquamarine blue.

Seven Sisters river in the Cuckmere Valley, near Eastbourne
The Seven Sisters river meanders lazily through the Cuckmere Valley, towards the English Chanel, passing the Cuckmere Valley Canoe Club. The Seven Sisters Canoe Centre also offers sessions in canoeing, kayaking and rafting for school groups, groups with special needs, families and businesses in the beautiful surroundings of the Seven Sisters Country Park in East Sussex, just a few miles west along the coast from Eastbourne.

The Eastbourne Pier
Rays of sunlight dramatically pierce foreboding cloud cover over the English Channel. Every day of the year, the sea takes on a new appearence, usually bright, its mood is ever changing. The Eastbourne Pier rests on the sea bed, across the road from the Pier Hotel.


A view of the infamous chalk cliffs of Beachy Head and the Eastbourne Lighthouse. This view faces towards the town and the award winning Eastbourne beachs in the distance. Enjoy this stunning landscape in the East Sussex countryside with a refreshing pint at the Beachy Head Hotel and Pub by walking this fantastic route. Beachy Head is interestingly (yet unfortunately) the suicide capital of Europe.

Beachy Head Eastbourne
A flock of sheep graze peacefully at sunset over the Seven Sisters and the English Channel. This beautiful scene is a short walk away from the town and many hotels on the Eastbourne seafront and is easily accessible at the far west end of Eastbourne’s promenade.

The Long Man of Wilmington - Walking and hiking near Eastbourne
The Long Man of Wilmington offers breathtaking views of the East Sussex countryside, and is an ideal location near Eastbourne for hiking, walking and bird watching. The Long Man is accessible via the A27 / Lewes road, which leads to Brighton.

Boats and restaurants at the Sovereign Harbour Village
The award winning Waterfront complex at Sovereign Harbour in Eastbourne. Enjoy the bars and restaurants, shops and cafes in northern Europe’s largest composite marina complex which boasts four linked harbours, a large FREE car park. Boat tours and charters also operate from Sovereign Harbour, which is located at the Eastern end of Eastbourne.

Pevensey Marshes, along the Marsh road, East of Eastbourne
Pevensey Marshes is a trust nature reserve, maintained by grazing livestock. Molluscs and rare wetland insects including the fen raft spider inhabit the Pevensey marshes alongside unusual wetland plants, breeding waders and other wetland birds.

Music events at the Eastbourne Bandstand on the seafront
The superb Eastbourne Bandstand is the south coast's most popular outdoor music venue! Built in 1935, this marvellous building offers a dynamic mix of music events in Eastbourne, with special events for kids and music to suit all tastes.


The Belle Tout lighthouse is visible on the horizon. An invigorating walk to the lighthouse can be enjoyed starting just beyond St Bedes School, up across Beachy Head and past the Beachy Head pub and restaurant towards the lighthouse.

Pevensey Castle is said to be haunted
Pevensey Castle ruins at night. Said to be haunted by the ghost of Lady Pellham and others, the ruins of this fantastic castle near Eastbourne are open to the public. A great place to walk the dogs in East Sussex, the castle has many rooms and two dungeons, one of which can be entered by descending the claustrophobic stone spiral staircase. Events take place at Pevensey Castle in the summer, food and drink is also available at the Royal Oak and Castle pub and restaurant opposite.


Members of the RAF descending on the seafront at Eastbourne's Airbourne air show. Airbourne is the largest coastal air show in England attracting several hundred thousand visitors each August.


Credits for the above photos of Eastbourne:
- The late Brian Hazell of Bexhill on Sea
- Mark Streeter, fine art and wedding photographer in Eastbourne
- Paul Fletcher: a commercial and wedding photographer in Sussex
- Rob Wassell: from the Belle Toute Lighthouse in Eastbourne
- Other photos by: The author of this website