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Places to stay in Eastbourne
This popular traditional seaside resort on the south coast lies at the eastern end of the South Downs range of chalk cliffs and hills including Beachy Head, the highest chalk cliff in southern England. For anyone looking to experience the archetypal British seaside holiday, Eastbourne's largely underdeveloped seafront offers a great snapshot of times gone by.
The town's golden beaches were made for buckets and spades, deckchairs and fish and chips, and fans of watersports will no doubt be thrilled by the array of activities on offer. Eastbourne and the surrounding area of East Sussex are also famed for its abundance of parks and forests.
Located just one mile from the famous seafront, YHA Eastbourne is the perfect base for a traditional seaside holiday. The fact that bedrooms are en suite, coupled with the excellent self-catering facilities mean it is also incredibly family friendly, so whether you are visiting for the pier or the South Downs, Eastbourne YHA is the ideal choice.
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Five Free Things To Do In Eastbourne
Beachy Head, the UK's largest chalk sea cliff, has been wowing visitors for many years now. Located at the western end of the seafront, no trip to Eastbourne would be complete without venturing over this this imposing landmark.
South Downs National Park
The South Downs National Park is acclaimed as an area of unbelievable natural beauty, and is perfect for ramblers or cyclists. Countryside views are juxtaposed with stunning vistas of the English Channel.
Seven Sisters Country Park
The Seven Sisters Country Park is so called because in ancient times, rivers cut into the chalk cliffs creating seven peaks, or brows. The area is a 'Site of Special Scientific Interest', and will be preserved for years to come.
Long Man of Wilmington
Towering over the nearby village of Wilmington, this faceless outline of a man carved into the chalk stands at a massive 235ft high. His age is unknown, and remains a hot topic among locals.
One of the most popular attractions in the UK, this Victorian boardwalk is perfect for stretching legs after a few hours relaxation on the beach, offering fantastic views of the surrounding area too.