Eastbourne is fronted by several beaches, the Pier to Wish Tower beaches being recommended by the Marine Conservation Society in their Good Beach Guide, as are Holywell and Falling Sands, which offer rock pools full of marine life at low tide, as well as pretty gardens and the dramatic chalk cliffs. Beaches from the east of the Pier to the harbour are known for their visitor attractions and water sports. On this visit I heard from Julie, a French student and her visiting friend, Sandra, on the pier.
A perspective on the beach from Julie and Sandra, on the pier in the winter at Eastbourne.
A bright winter’s scene, at Fisherman’s Green on the beach at Eastbourne.
A languid scene and calm atmosphere greeted me at Eastbourne, west of the pier by the sailing club in the morning. The beach is shingle and steep like others on this piece of coastline, but walking down to the sea is quite straightforward. The town attracts visitors from far and wide, but the beach was peaceful on this visit, as Angela espoused the isolation and the appeal of the coast generally, compared to her inland Leicester origins.
The attraction of the sea and coast for Angela.
A tranquil Eastbourne morning.