Western Parade Beach (Eastbourne)

Western Parade Beach (Eastbourne) - East Sussex
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Western Parade is one of the many popular beaches in the Eastbourne area.  The beach here is mainly shingle, intersected by wooden groynes with some patches of sand exposed at low tide, when rockpools containing plenty of interesting marine wildlife can also be found. 

The beach is backed by a wide promenade and attractive pleasure gardens.  It is used by families and watersport enthusiasts and tends to be slightly less crowded than Eastbourne’s more centrally located beaches.  Facilities here include showers, toilets and a choice of eateries nearby. 

From Western Parade there are good views along the coast, towards the harbour and south-west towards Beachy Head, the UK’s highest chalk sea cliff. 

There are a number of interesting walks in the area including Beachy Head South Downs Walk.  Eastbourne itself offers all the entertainments and facilities to be expected of a well -established, traditional British seaside resort.

Type of beach

Sand & shingle

Lifeguard service


Dogs friendly beach?

We do not have information on this beach but restrictions may apply (usually from Easter until the end of Summer)

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  • Swimming/bathing


  • Cafe/restaurant
  • Toilets
  • Disabled facilities
  • Shower
  • Slipway
  • Promenade

Nearest town



BN20 7PA

OS grid ref.

TV 6064 9739


Free car parking (including disabled spaces) is available at this beach.

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