Living in Eastbourne
A bustling town with an historic seafront
With miles of Heritage Coast, a preserved Victorian seafront and with Brighton just a few miles away, our retirement properties in Eastbourne are a great choice if you’re looking for new seaside adventures. With clear blue waters, green hills and a bustling town, retirement in Eastbourne can be as active or relaxing as you like.
Lifestyle in Eastbourne
Whether you're looking for impressive architecture or military history, Eastbourne's packed with historic sites and curious collections. You can admire the Victorian hotels and buildings of the seaside resort developed by the Duke of Devonshire in the 19th century, take a stroll along Eastbourne Pier, or go a few miles down the road to admire Hastings Castle and its historic battlefield.
You'll also find the a military museum at the Eastbourne Redoubt coastal fort and over 4,000 works of historic, modern and contemporary art at the Towner Art Gallery in Devonshire Park.
With top-class theatres, outdoor performances and plenty of ways to keep up an active retirement, you won't be short of things to keep you busy when you’re part of Eastbourne’s vibrant community.
You can catch comedy and musicals at the 130-year-old Royal Hippodrome Theatre or watch outdoor concerts at the 1,600-capacity Eastbourne Bandstand. The bandstand has been hosting performances for over 80 years and it now regularly hosts around 150 concerts annually, including everything from rock ‘n’ roll shows to military bands. If you’re looking for something even livelier, you can also travel a few miles down the road for the busy nightlife and regular festivals and events of Brighton.
If you’d like to spend your retirement in fresh air and open spaces, you'll find kayaking, sailing and surfing all along the Sussex coast. There are countless miles of hiking and cycling routes to explore across the High Weald Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, and more than 60 golf courses and tennis clubs to discover around the area.
The Seven Sisters Country Park is a popular spot for residents of our retirement properties in Eastbourne. Here you’ll discover 700 acres of river valleys and chalk cliffs. Active adventurers can choose to cycle, hike, canoe or watch birds here. Alternatively, you can visit the nearby Seaford Head for a view that covers all of the sisters at once.
If you’re looking for an active retirement close to a thriving community, then take a look at our retirement properties in Eastbourne.
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