Destination guide

Explore Eastbourne in charming holiday lettings

From the white coastal cliffs of Seven Sisters to the castle ruins that take you centuries back in time, Eastbourne in East Sussex has something of interest near holiday lettings for all travellers. You can enjoy an outdoor holiday on one of the beaches or as you hike to the edge of a breezy coastal cliff, and you’ll also find a bounty of art museums and kids’ activities. That means this vibrant seaside resort is great for solo travellers, families and even couples who want to take in the romantic seaside views.


Heritage sites near Eastbourne holiday cottages

The rich history of Eastbourne is apparent in the numerous heritage sites and historic attractions you’ll find within minutes of holiday cottages. One of the oldest in Eastbourne is the Pevensey Castle, a millennia-old fortress built from the stones of a Roman garrison. Additionally, Herstmonceux Castle is an awe-inspiring brick fortification with wonderfully-preserved walls and towers that now stand at over 500 years old, or the rotund Wish Tower, which is a fascinating piece of the English defences against a potential Napoleonic invasion. Of course, one of your best bets might be the downtown Eastbourne Heritage Centre, where you’ll find artefacts, maps and displays of Eastbourne’s history located in the lovely Victorian manor.

Things to do

Things to do near Eastbourne holiday homes

No matter what charming or historic destinations interest you, Eastbourne offers an array of meaningful attractions. Holiday homes can be found near many attractions, like Eastbourne Pier, a classic Victorian pier and boardwalk known for the fish and chips, or the fascinating Redoubt Fortress, which is a two-centuries-old rotund citadel. Beachy Head Lighthouse is situated at the foot of hundreds of meters of the famous white cliffs. If a cultural display is more of your interest, Towner Art Gallery is a large art gallery in the South of England that boasts an impressive collection of contemporary art. Of course, no escape to your holiday rental would be complete without a visit to the sandy Eastbourne Beach.


Sightseeing in and around Eastbourne

Do you want to find top things to see and do during your stay? Venture out of your holiday home and check out everything that makes Eastbourne a fun place to get away to. Here are some of the most popular attractions to put on your list, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Eastbourne Pier (0.1 mi / 0.2 km)
  • Drusilla's Zoo (6.8 mi / 10.9 km)
  • Brighton Sea Life Centre (18.9 mi / 30.5 km)
  • Brighton Pier (18.9 mi / 30.5 km)
  • Treasure Island (0.8 mi / 1.2 km)
  • Eastbourne Miniature Steam Railway Adventure Park (1.4 mi / 2.3 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural landscape of Eastbourne

Whether you're looking for fun outdoor activities or just want to take in the scenery, Eastbourne is a great spot to appreciate mother nature. These are a few of the area's most stunning features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Beachy Head (2.7 mi / 4.3 km)
  • Brighton Beach (19 mi / 30.6 km)
  • Eastbourne Beach (0.6 mi / 0.9 km)
  • Pevensey Bay Beach (4.3 mi / 6.8 km)
  • Seven Sisters Country Park (6 mi / 9.6 km)
  • Arlington Bluebell Walk (6.7 mi / 10.7 km)
How to get there

How to get to and around Eastbourne

The nearest airport is in London (LGW-Gatwick), located 33.3 mi (53.6 km) from the city centre.

If you're travelling by train, make your way to Eastbourne Station or Eastbourne Hampden Park Station to see more of the city.

How to get around

Getting to your Eastbourne holiday rental

Eastbourne has many modes of transport to get you to and from your holiday rental. Quite possibly the most convenient transport you can take to move in and around Eastbourne is the bus line, commonly referred to as a stagecoach. As a coastal city, ferries are also quite popular. Conveniently, you’ll also find a train running from Eastbourne to the regional airport.

Food & drink 

Sample regional delicacies in Eastbourne

The delicacies of Eastbourne are most heavily influenced by its coastal nature and seafaring past, so you can look forward to some of the best fish and chips around. Besides the savoury food, one of the best parts of finding great Eastbourne restaurants near your holiday rental is that your meal often comes with a scenic ocean view. If you happen to be in town during the annual Eastbourne Feastival, you’ll be treated to a vast assortment of international food and local brews.

Family friendly

Kid-friendly fun near Eastbourne holiday homes

Eastbourne has family attractions that will keep you coming back to your holiday rental year after year. One such kid-friendly space is the Knockhatch Adventure Park, a water and amusement park, where you will find a refreshing water slide and a rather exotic petting zoo. Another whimsical way to make family memories could be riding on one of the fully-immersive miniature train cars at Eastbourne Miniature Steam Railway Adventure Park. If you are headed to the beach, there’s always Fort Fun, a kiddie theme park with a great splash park, sand activities, indoor playground and ball pit. Many families love miniature golf, which is offered at the pirate-themed Treasure Island Adventure Park.

How many holiday rentals are available around Eastbourne?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 347 holiday lettings around Eastbourne. From 121 flats & apartments to 120 cottages, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends for a long holiday or a weekend break.

Can I rent a beach property in Eastbourne?

Clear waters, white sands and cloudless skies as your backdrop. If that is your idea of heaven, now's your chance to really bliss out. There are 140 beachside getaway homes to choose from. Of course, that might not be your style. Luckily, HomeAway has a selection of other options, including:

  • 127 seaside holiday accommodation options.
  • 67 town holiday accommodation options.
  • 58 rural holiday accommodation options.

Can I rent a house in Eastbourne?

If you want to have an authentic local experience and love having lots of space to spread out, renting a whole house is the way to go. There are 135 houses currently available on HomeAway. Prices start from £45 per night. Or maybe you'd prefer one of the area's other popular self-catering accommodation options, like:

  • Apartment: 122 self-catering accommodation options. Prices start from £64 per night.
  • Cottage: 99 self-catering accommodation options. Prices start from £73 per night.
  • Hotel: 31 self-catering accommodation options. Prices start from £24 per night.

Can I stay in Eastbourne in a large group?

There's nothing quite as exciting as staying somewhere totally new with friends and family. And the best news is HomeAway has places suitable for big groups. 26 house holiday rentals are ready to be booked. Currently, they're the preferred choice here for sizeable groups. Rental properties in this area that are suitable for large groups include:

  • If yours is a group of 6, we've got 56 properties perfect for that size. Stay a night for as little as £100.
  • If you have 5 in your crew, you'll be pleased to discover that there are 43 holiday rentals suitable. You can book one for as little as £108 a night.
  • Arranging a trip away with 8 guests? We offer 20 rental accommodation that fit the bill. Prices begin at just £87 a night.

You and all your buddies will be well catered to when you organise your Eastbourne escape through us!

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