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Find out about beaches in our area.

The RNLI gives advice on how you and your family can stay safe at the beach - RNLI - 10 beach safety tips

For more information, visit our page on Beach and water safety.


Eastbourne is well established within the top ten UK beaches. Our beaches are varied and have something to offer everyone.

Pier to Wish Tower

The pier to the Wish Tower are the main resort beaches, which offer the following facilities:

  • Clean bathing water
  • Lifeguards and First Aid Post
  • Kids wristbands and safe bathing zone
  • Showers and toilets
  • Refreshment and beach shop
  • Bathing cabins and beach huts
  • Deckchairs and sun loungers

From 1st May to 30th September dogs are banned from these beaches.

The Pier to Wish Tower beaches are recommended by the Marine Conservation Society in the Good Beach Guide.

Holywell and Falling Sands

This section of coastline provides rock pools full of marine life at low tide, pretty gardens and the dramatic chalk cliffs of Falling Sands.

Dogs are welcome on these beaches but must be kept under control.

Holywell and Falling Sands beaches are recommended by the Marine Conservation Society in the Good Beach Guide.

East Beach

Beaches East of the Pier to the harbour are lined with various tourist attractions and are also popular for water sports. It must be noted some of the beaches in this section are working beaches and not suitable for bathing.

From 1 May to 30 September, dogs must be kept on leads at all times and are banned from the main resort beach (Wish Tower to Pier).

Watch out in July as Eastbourne Extreme comes to the Eastern end of the seafront with a weekend of extreme sports including skating, biking, windsurfing and power boating.

Eastbourne Seafront beach numbers map (PDF) [636KB]


The following guide provides a host of information about Seaford beach and inshore waters for visitors and local residents. It is available from the kiosks on the seafront, the Lifeguards, the Tourist Information Centre on Church Street and electronically.

Guide to using Seaford beach and inshore waters Lewes District Council (PDF) [631KB]