Bexhill-on-Sea - East Sussex

Bexhill-on-Sea is a seaside town situated in East Sussex. It's a favourite of ours due to family living there and also because it's not as busy as Eastbourne and Hastings.

What we love about Bexhill-on-Sea:


Parking is currently free (although charges are coming in, but I'm not sure when). You can normally get a parking space right next to the promenade, which is great if you have kids.

Play Walk

We enjoy the play activities that are nestled along the promenade past the De La Warr Pavilion if walking towards Eastbourne. You can also enjoy a yummy ice cream from one of the huts you past.

Splash Pad

Just in front of the De La Warr Pavilion and next to the beach are shooting water jets (currently turned off) which can be enjoyed by everyone. Don't forget to pack swimmers and towels for the children.

Rock Pools

At low tides there are clusters of rock pools near the De La Warr Pavilion. We like to explore the rock pools past the sailing club heading towards Hastings. When the tide is low there is sand to enjoy.

No 'Kiss-me-quick' attractions

Some of you will be pleased to hear that there are no 'kiss-me-quick' or noisy attractions so you can quietly enjoy your seaside visit - Hastings is the place to go if you're looking for those!

Where to eat

There are a few Fish & Chip shops. We often get take out and sit behind the walls past the sailing club or down on the beach if it's not too windy - don't forget to take your rubbish home. A favourite of ours in the Italian on the corner (also a lovely one on Western Road which is near the train station). De La Warr Pavilion Café B & Kitchen offer great views over the seafront, especially in winter.


There lots of independent shops in the town, including some great charity shops. We really like the

Ship Wreck

There is a ship wreck (VOC Amsterdam) visible at low tide between Bexhill-on-Sea and St Leonards-on-Sea. We're hoping to explore it the next time we visit. It's a little walk by foot as there is no parking near it.

De La Warr Pavilion

Due to COVID, the De La Warr Pavilion is closed. But it's worth following their social media pages as they always have great events on for families. We've been several times to enjoy shows and outdoor events - like I said above, the view from the cafe is still enjoyable when raining.

What we don't like?

Nothing! Actually the wind can be bonkers at times, but that's about it (well until the parking charge comes in!)