LITTLE CHELSEA EASTBOURNE TOWN CENTRE Shop beside Independent boutiques, high street favourites, seaside continental markets and designer labels. Here in Eastbourne you can browse and shop to your heart’s content all year round. Fashion, homeware, art and antiques, toys or artisan and fine wares – you’ll find it all in our thriving retail scene. the seaside S E A F R O N T MARKET SHOPPING CENTRE So much choice Just a stone’s throw from our stunning seafront, the pedestrian shopping area and new shopping mall with its sleek glass atrium blends all the high street greats with a special selection of independents and regular, traditional street markets. Browse the charming Victorian shopping arcade tucked away behind the station offering everything from fashion to traditional toys, or the arty Little Chelsea district with its eclectic collection of boutiques and galleries for something special from couture fashion to handcrafted jewellery. Head to the harbour retail development to find major high street stores and stop for a coffee and pastries at this enchanting waterside setting and watch the world (and yachts) go by. 30 EASTBOURNE The Sunshine Coast Village people Explore the pretty leafy village of Meads at the foot of the downs with is quaint local shops or the historical village of Alfriston for antiquarian books, antiques, art and music memorabilia and more. Traditional Sussex village fetes and agricultural fairs from spring to late summer are perfect for a taste of Sussex. Or visit the delightful farm shops of Sharnfold and Middle Farm and the regular farmers, craft and food markets in nearby Lewes.
START OF THE SOUTH DOWNS WAY Live well COASTGUARD COTTAGES GET creative Unlock your artistic talents and be inspired by our iconic landscape on a watercolour workshop at the Coastguard Cottages with the stunning Seven Sisters as the backdrop, or explore the artistic courses and talks at the award-winning Towner Art Gallery and enjoy a pot throwing night at the Art House café making a pot on their potters’ wheel. Take a class in dress making and quilting and hone your sewing skills at Stitch haberdashery tucked behind the Grand Hotel, or master your macaroons (and more!) at the Cookshelf. Buzz Active Escape to one of Britain’s breathing spaces for a refreshing coastal walk in the South Downs National Park. Lace up your walking boots and feel the rosy flush of your cheeks as you explore the dramatic coastline, sheep grazed downland and flower rich meadows. Retreat to the beach for some seafront yoga, tai-chi or action-packed watersports, or surrender to the total bliss of a spa treatment - Eastbourne is the perfect tonic for mind, body and soul. RELATED ADVERTISER BUZZ ACTIVE Take to the water with Buzz Active watersports. Taster sessions and courses in paddle-boarding, canoeing, windsurfing, kayaking, raft building and dinghy sailing on our seafront and the Cuckmere River in the Seven Sisters Country Park. Combined watersports and land-based activity packages for kids, plus board and kayak hire (hourly available). Whatever your age, try it. Call 01323 417023 www.buzzactive.org.uk Visit Eastbourne @VisitEastbourne #VisitEastbourne VisitEastbourne.com 31