Live the Life
Bexhill-on-Sea is a charming seaside town located on the south coast of England, with Eastbourne to the south-west, Hastings to the east and Hailsham to the north West. Whether you like taking relaxing walks along the promenade, playing a leisurely round at the local golf course, or fun afternoons with the kids at the park, there’s plenty to see and do close to your new home in Bexhill-on-Sea.
Things to see and do
As a coastal town, Bexhill-on-Sea centres around the beach and promenade, where you’ll find the modernist De La Warr Pavilion, a popular arts centre that hosts exhibitions, workshops and live events throughout the year.
If you have children, there are lots of family-friendly attractions in Bexhill-on-Sea including Egerton Park with its boating lake, tennis courts, outdoor gym and sensory garden. For older children or those interested in history and culture, you can pay a visit to the refurbished Bexhill Museum, take a walk through the peaceful Manor Gardens, or see the exhibitions at Murmurations Art Gallery.
There are plenty of opportunities to get stuck into sports in Bexhill-on-Sea, at the town’s very own sailing, angling and rowing clubs. Cooden Beach Golf Course and Highwoods Golf Course are also nearby.
Aside from the attractions in the town itself, there’s lots to see just a short drive away, including the site of the Norman invasion in 1066, Battle Abbey. Other historic sites close to Bexhill include the Shipwreck Museum, Fisherman’s Museum, and Museum and Art Gallery in Hastings. Hastings is also home to Alexandra Park, Blue Reef Aquarium and Cliff Railways.
If you’re moving to Bexhill-on-Sea with children, it’s good to know that the town is home to some ‘outstanding’ schools including St Peter and St Paul C of E Primary School, Robsack Wood Primary Academy and St Richard’s Catholic College. Independent schools include Charters Ancaster Preparatory and Nursery School, Battle Abbey School and Claremont School.
For further education, Bexhill College and Sussex Coast College provide vocational and academic courses, along with degree-level education in conjunction with the University of Brighton.
Getting to Bexhill-on-Sea
Bexhill-on-Sea has excellent train links to neighbouring towns and cities, ideal if you’re commuting to Hastings, Eastbourne or London. The journey to Bexhill from Hastings takes 15 minutes by car or 10 minutes by train, while the journey from Eastbourne takes around 30 minutes by car or 15 minutes by train. Brighton is one hour away by either car or train, while Dover is around one hour 25 minutes away by car.
If you’re travelling to London, the car journey takes around two hours, while the direct train to London Victoria takes one hour 50 minutes. For international travel, London Gatwick Airport is just over one hour away by car via the A27 and A23. You can also get there by public transport, with the train journey taking one hour 20 minutes changing once at Hampden Park.