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Come and visit Bexhill - whatever the season we welcome you

Bexhill on Sea voted the seaside town with the BEST quality of life in the Halifax Seaside Town Quality of Life Review 2010.  We are simply the best in the whole of England.  If you are thinking of moving you have now found the best seaside town in England.

    Bexhill on Sea : FlowersWe offer a warm welcome to visitors in all seasons, if you are thinking of visiting Bexhill please take the time to look at this section of our website. If you would like a copy of the Bexhill Guide please email info@bexhillchamber.co.uk with your contact details or telephone Bexhill Chamber on 01424 217337.

Bexhill has a wonderful location and apart from its 1066 historical surroundings there is a great deal to do in the town.

Bexhill has an excellent residential seafront with easy free parking and an award winning beach. The promenade stretches for miles from the Trafalgar Beacon on Galley Hill to Cooden, and offers spectacular views and perhaps the chance to watch the Sailing Club or Rowing Club in action. Our numerous sporting facilities include tennis, bowls, squash, golf, cricket, football, swimming and, of course, a fully equipped leisure centre and an indoor leisure pool complex.

Bexhill is renowned as the ‘birthplace of British motor racing’ and there are frequent displays of cars from all eras throughout the year. Our Motoring Heritage Trail is now installed and causing lots of interest, this trail begins at Galley Hill, visits our museum, then extends to Cooden Beach.  This is a fascinating trail that contains many unusual and interesting facts about our motor racing past.  

The De La Warr Pavilion, a world renowned Modernist icon, offers an opportunity to see contemporary art exhibitions, to dine on superb cuisine, to enjoy breathtaking views ,hold conferences and take in a show – and all in one magnificent building.

colonnadeThe town offers a great variety of independent shops and you can still park for 2 hours for free in our town centre.  Bexhill Museum, set in Egerton Park, is now open after a full refurbishment.  It includes the Costume Museum, Social History and for the first time a Motoring Heritage Gallery containing the replica Serpollet Racing Car and several other interesting historic vehicles.

Follow the signs to the Old Town and you will find the enchanting, award winning Manor Barn Gardens.  St Peter’s Church, founded in the eighth century, and is regarded as one of the most beautiful churches in England.  Old Town has a large car park right next to the Manor Barn Gardens.

Bexhill has excellent award winning seafront restaurants, and international cuisine is readily available in the town. It is a well known destination for people who enjoy a quality dining experience.

The town still retains its historical charm but is embracing the future. It has a modern college, exceptionally high secondary education standards, and offers excellent primary and nursery education.

We were delighted when renowned travel writer Frank Barrett writing in the national newspaper The Mail on Sunday picked Bexhill on Sea as one of his top ten UK beach resorts. Here is what Frank had to say:

 “Once a popular resort with Edwardian aristocracy, Bexhill-on-Sea is now enjoying a revival thanks to the inspired refurbishment of the striking modernist 1930’s De La Warr Pavilion – a Grade 1 listed building – which has become an arts and social centre.

It’s perfect for a day out, with two miles of promenade running behind a long, gently shelving shingle beach with fine stretches of sand on the lower foreshore".

  • Beach: Long, gently sloping – mainly shingle near to the promenade: bring your deck chairs.
  • Water quality: Seaside Award.
  • Safety: Well supervised.
  • Amenities: The town offers lots of good restaurants, pubs and pavement cafes.
  • Parking: There are plenty of car parks in the town and parking near the seafront.

Set in the midst of 1066 country Bexhill offers a quiet charm missing from many larger, well known seaside resorts. In fact little has changed here since the 1950’s and 60’s so for a bit of quiet nostalgia come and visit Bexhill on Sea, whatever the season.

You will find it easy to walk along our wide and level promenade. Take the time to admire our magnificent Victorian and Edwardian buildings, sit and enjoy the view across the English Channel from one of our Victorian shelters.   But we do have some progress, visit West Parade and see our new award winning Next Wave seafront, lots of seating, unusual modern shelters, and loads of things for the youngsters to see and do, showers and water features.  Lot’s of free parking at any time very nearly the entire length of our 3 mile promenade.

If you are coming to stay we have some wonderful accommodation for you, if coming for the day you can enjoy lots of the delights of Bexhill, however long your visit you will want to come back – that’s guaranteed.

If you would like more information on Bexhill please take a look at www.discoverbexhill.com

If you would like more information on the surrounding area please take a look at www.visit1066country.com